Borehole/Groundwater

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  1. mukesh

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    With water restrictions already being implemented in KZN due to the droughts , I would like to know if borehole water can be used as an alternate source to RO water ?
     
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    You can use it provided it goes through your RO unit. Borehole water is unfiltered/untreated so who knows what is in it.
     
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    Its usually carrying quite a few elements due to where its located, like Iron etc You will want to filter it like a boss.
     
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    only if treated through a ro......and even then knowing boreholes around dbn.....
    your ro membrane will take a beating.

    no way would we suggest you use borehole water straight into the marine aquarium
     
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    We have borehole in Jhb it goes down 100m I have tested the tds and it get a constant 54 tds which allot better then municipal water which is @ 120-140 tds in our area

    In the middle of summer the borehole water coming out is almost freezing as it comes from so deep down
     
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    i can believe that.......there are some amazing boreholes...and some not so amazing

    but even the amazing ones cannot be used straight into a marine aquarium.

    closer to the coast, we have done boreholes that for a few years were amazing to....then they all of a sudden turned brackish making the filtration of the water highly expensive as brack water ro systems gets expensive and if it gets too brack.....then one turns to desalination....and thats just a crazy time for spending money per litre water
     
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