Having seen a thread about bore holes I thought I would start a new one re private water supplies.
Quote from the other thread
"not a borehole but my house came with its own water supply, pumped up from the lake at the bottom of the hill. its purified by uv and filtered, its lovely. no chlorine. its worth it for that alone i reckon.
water bills in cornwall are 700/1000/year.
The uv system gets a new bulb and filter every 6month so my water costs me about 150/year." unquote
We have a private water supply but it doesn't have a filter and the people here before us said they had never had it tested so we have just had an analysis done of the water and this is the findings.
Total Coliforms by Colilert HJE/M001 : 45 MPN per 100ml 0
E. Coli by Colilert HJE/M001 : 1 MPN per 100ml 0
pH @ 20oC HJE/W007 : 6.2 pH Units 6.5 - 9.5
Langelier Index* WSLANG : -1.0
The results don't mean much to me but this is what they had to say.
"This sample of water was clear and colourless in appearance.
This sample of water was contaminated by coliform bacteria including a trace of the type associated with sewage/slurry.
The pH value fell below the minimum permitted level for potable water and the negative Langelier Index suggests that this water could exert corrosive tendencies.
This sample failed to satisfy the tested bacteriological requirements of the Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010 in respect of the presence of coliform bacteria.
This sample of water FAILED the tested chemical requirements of the Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010, in respect of the pH value."
Well neither of us have been ill and neither had the previous tennants, and they had 3 children. Still, it looks like we need to get some filters now.