Maintenance and Disinfection Agreements
- Sales & servicing of portable & fixed dialysis water treatment systems.
- Installation and upgrade of fixed dialysis water treatment systems.
- Rental of portable dialysis water treatment systems owned by Dialysis Water Treatment (Pty) Ltd.
- Sales & rental of dialysis machines.
- Import and sales of dialysis water treatment/Reverse Osmosis
systems and service parts.
- Rain/River water harvesting
- Borehole Water purification
- Commercial and residential plumbing
- Disinfection of distribution water piping and loop systems
Water Shop Installation
Our water pipes crawl with millions of bacteria
Researchers have discovered that our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants. So far, the knowledge about them has been practically non-existent, but this new research is about to change that.
A glass of clean drinking water actually contains ten million bacteria! But that is as it should be -- clean tap water always contains harmless bacteria. These bacteria and other microbes grow in the drinking water treatment plant and on the inside of our water pipes, which can be seen in the form of a thin, sticky coating -- a so-called biofilm.
All surfaces from the raw water intake to the tap are covered in this biofilm.Findings by researchers in Applied Microbiology and Water Resources Engineering show that the diversity of species of bacteria in water pipes is huge, and that bacteria may play a larger role than previously thought. Among other things, the researchers suspect that a large part of water purification takes place in the pipes and not only in water purification plants.
"A previously completely unknown ecosystem has revealed itself to us. Formerly, you could hardly see any bacteria at all and now, thanks to techniques such as massive DNA sequencing and flow cytometry, we suddenly see eighty thousand bacteria per millilitre in drinking water," says researchers enthusiastically.
"From having been in the dark with a flashlight, we are now in a brightly lit room, but it is only one room. How many different rooms are in the house is also an interesting question!" she continues.
The results have led to lively discussions within the industry about the role of biofilms in drinking water.
At least a couple of thousand different species live in the water pipes. According to the researchers there is a connection between the composition of bacteria and water quality.
Bacteria and biofilms are found all over the world, in plumbing, taps and water pipes. This knowledge will be very useful for countries when updating and improving their water pipe systems.