Water tank owners are now able to clean their tank and retain their water, thanks to an innovative new service.
Safe H2O Auckland chief executive Hamish Grey has brought his country-first water tank cleaning technology to the Hibiscus Coast.
The Safe H2O mobile unit is equipped with state-of-the-art nano-filtration which filters out anything larger than 0.001 micron. Sediment is vacuumed from the tank bottom and the remaining water is filtered, removing e-coli, giardia, lead, pesticides and other contaminants before being returned to the tank ready for use.
Hamish decided to bring Safe H2O to the Coast after recent droughts and water shortages.
“Water is a precious commodity, and especially as climate change continues to affect weather. It’s important not to waste it,” he says.
The Ministry of Health recommends water tanks are inspected and cleaned annually.
“Whether its birds, rats, possums, pollen or dust, contaminants build up over time, in rain and in bore water.”
Hamish says a regular tank clean also allows household filters to work better and last longer.
“We regularly hear the comment ‘we’ve built up immunity’ to whatever is in the tank water,” Hamish says. “We had one farmer who hadn’t cleaned his tanks for 20 years and suffered from shingles for over a year, with medication making no impact. We cleaned his tank and water and he contacted us two weeks later to say the shingles were clearing up.
“With full tanks currently, now is the time to prepare for the drier summer months ahead and clean your tanks.”