The WaterBoy, a floating water intake device designed specifically for water tanks, has been developed to tap the better quality water from the top of your tank, and deliver it (via your existing water pump and water filters), to your household. The WaterBoy is not a water filter itself, but will greatly extend the life of tank water filters, by optimising your tank water quality, 24/7.
The ability of water tanks to store not only water, but also to collect everything else from off the roof, (or other water source), is well known. The water tank then provides a perfect environment for a multitude of microbes to multiply in the resulting layer of organic matter on the tank bottom.
( That’s why a general recommendation exists to fit a water filter for tank water intended for household usage.)
Increasing studies into the quality of tank water have found some disturbing facts that challenge the notion of tank water superiority. Sure it can be chlorine and fluoride free, and in general tastes far better than town water, but in most cases tank water contains significant quantities of micro organisms, many of which can be very detrimental to your health.
The chances of fatal diseases from tank water even without water filters is very low; however, there is a very high chance of ‘minor’ illnesses. These are caused mainly by E-coli and campylobacter bacteria which are present in virtually every water tank. They are concentrated at the bottom of the tank and if you ingest too many you get an upset tummy and or diarrhoea. Most people attribute their symptoms to bad food or “a bit of the bot,” and accept the inconvenience, but it shouldn’t be so. Good water is the very basis of health and our immune systems have enough work to do already without extra caused by an easily preventable burden of faecal bacteria. Also this type of illness spreads easily so it tends to affect the whole family.
Some tank water also carries the harmful water parasites, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, usually derived from the gut of mammals or birds. River and dam water sources usually have higher instances of these single celled organisms than rain water tanks, (except if rodents and possums inhabit roof catchment areas!). Both these organisms have the potential to make us quite ill.
Modern water filters can remove dirt, sediment, odour, bad taste, heavy metals and disease causing organisms from tank water, making it safe for all household uses including drinking.
Importantly, as well as carrying lower numbers of these bugs, the upper level in your water tank contains fresher, more highly oxygenated water which is noticeably better tasting.
Obviously drawing water from the tank bottom / organic zone is not good for best water quality, nor for long life of tank water filters.
It also shortens the life of any water filters or water purifier system, because organic rubbish from this area is forced through the water filters, clogging them quicker; pump life can also be reduced.
Like all good innovations it is simple and it works brilliantly.
Not only does it get your water supply away from the zone where the majority of bugs reside and multiply, it also gets you the cleanest and tastiest water in the tank! Being just below the surface, it tastes better because it is fresh and highly oxygenated.
With its floating intake, the WaterBoy automatically adjusts to the changing water level in your tank, and is always providing you with the best quality water for your water filters to purify, and for your household to drink!
The WaterBoy is made from the best quality non toxic, food grade components, including a welded stainless steel cage, stainless steel collar bracket, stainless steel chain, polyethylene flotation buoy, and a flexible outflow pipe. It carries a 10 year guarantee but will last for many more.
The WaterBoy tank outlet is just fitted to the pump outlet pipe (inside the tank), ensuring your pump now only draws from the inlet floating just below the water surface at the top of your tank, where the best tasting water is located. Pumping this better quality water to your house by way of a high performance water filter /purifier will protect family members from tank waterborne diseases.
WaterBoy is customised to your tank: the standard outlet fitting is 32mm sizing, but this will vary depending upon the tank construction (plastic, concrete, metal, wood), and outlet diameter of your tank. Other sizes are available, and can be specified.
We will ask you to indicate whether your tank is plastic, concrete, metal, or wood when ordering, and also to measure your outlet pipe diameter so that we can customise the WaterBoy to your water tank for easy fitting.
“Combining the WaterBoy with a high performance water filter /purifier system, (our Super Purifier Plus), provides the ultimate in water health protection for the whole family”
Check them both out on www.saferwater.com.au or phone us on 07 5511 1522 for more info, or to order.
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