Certain geographic areas are prone to salty water.  This includes places around Sydenham, Odessa, Yarker, Kingston, and parts of Prince Edward County among others.  Is your well water salty?  If it is, and depending on how bad the problem is, there are a number of ways MacLellan Water Technology can help.

For low levels of salt where it is just a matter of polishing up the water you actually use for cooking and drinking, MacLellan Water Technology can install a simple, affordable reverse osmosis (RO) unit.  This type of RO unit is also great for people who want to remove sodium coming from their water softener.

For very salty water where corrosion of pipes, fixtures, and appliances is an issue some companies jump straight to the much larger whole-house RO units.  MacLellan Water Technology can certainly install such equipment and for some people it is the best choice.  It is very expensvie to install and to operate, however, so we prefer to look for an alternative.

One such alternative is sealing out the bottom of the well where salt normally comes from.  Before doing this we run a series of tests to ensure it is a viable option for your particular well.  If it is, however, it can be a simple and money-saving solution to an otherwise very difficult problem.

Got salt?  Give MacLellan Water Technology a call!

Spring has sprung!  Rain is falling!  Snow is melting!  How is your well doing?

Spring is a great time of year.  We get to enjoy warming weather and watch the flowers bloom and the leaves unfurl.  It is also a wet time of year with a lot of extra surface water flowing around.  (Our Belleville area clients in particular can attest to that!)  Many wells are prone to infiltration by surface water.  This can bring with it sediment and bacteria. 

Spring is a great time to take up your local Health Unit's offer of free bacteria testing.  It's also a great time to consider a UV unit or a well cleaning from MacLellan Water Technology!

A final summary on how to select a UV unit.

Make sure the unit is sized to deliver a UV dose of 40 mJ/cm2.

Make sure you include a prefilter to screen out particles that could shelter bacteria from the UV light.

Make sure the UV transmittance of your water is suitable.

Make sure the rated flow capacity of the unit is high enough to meet your needs after all these other items have been taken into account.

Sound a bit complicated?  No problem!  Just call MacLellan Water Technology.  We'll help you through the entire process and even come install the unit for you!  No fuss, no bother, just safe water for you and your family.