Useful information about private water supplies
Spring and borehole supplies can harbour harmful bacteria and filtration and treatment is of paramount importance. We can make sure that you have safe water for you and your family all year round.
We offer a range of services and ensure that your system is operating at its best.
From drilling boreholes to servicing, we provide a complete service at competitive prices for a variety of situations including domestic and commercial environments.
A glossary of terms can be found on its own page here.
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A private water supply is any source of water that is not provided to you by the local council water board
Our general area is within a one-hour drive from our base in Elland or from Manchester, but on arrangement we can travel to you if needed
Yes but it does depend on what is in the raw water. You may not get ill from drinking your own water as your body will have build up an immunity to the bacteria. Children, guests and the elderly are the ones that are most likely to fall ill from drinking untreated water that does not comply to current drinking water regulations
Ultra Violet light is what we use to kill all types of Bacteria in your water, its the best way to ensure your water is safe and free from nasty illness causing bacteria.
Media is what we put inside the filter Vessels, its a combination of the Media and the Backwash Valve that cleans your water up to, or better than the standard of mains water.
It really depends on the size of system you need, on average it will take a full day to install, we can replace and install new filtration system within two days, we try our best to keep your water running as long as we can before we connect your new system.
The short answer is YES, the Private Water Supply Regulations say all water that is used for human consumption should be at a standard equal to or better than mains water. To ensure the safety of those consuming your water is recommended that a water analysis is carried out on your supply, this analysis will tell you if your water is safe to consume, if not then it will tell us what needs to be removed and filtered out to make it safe and comply with regulations.
Yes we do. We will need to carry out a water analysis or see one that has been done in the last 6 to 12 months on your water to make sure what you have got is up to the job. We can get almost any system working mechanically. Our aim is always to ensure that you have safe water to drink. If your filtration system does not provide you with safe water we will advise on any corrective action recommendations.
If your building qualifies we will reduce the VAT we charge you, give us a ring and find out if we can save you money.
Yes we will do our very best to help you out. Our mobile number for emergency call out is 07896799380 if you do not get an answer then leave a message so we know your situation as soon as we see the missed call.
Yes we are available on these days because you still need water on these days. Our number for these days should you need us is 07896 799380, if you do not receive and answer then leave a message so we know your situation as soon as we see the missed call.
If you have any concerns regarding your health please consult a medical expert. There are indications that certain metallic contamination may cause harm if ingested long term. You should always ensure that you have water supplied to current regulations. Especially with old or young people in the property.
It may do. We aim to make your water ultimately taste better, we do not use media that would leave any adverse taste in the water after filtration. Removing iron will certainly improve taste, but taste is a very personal opinion.
Many things can give you signs that your water needs filtration including:
- Rusty looking water
- Furring up of your kettle and shower head
- Washing machine and dishwasher breaking down
- Leaks in pipe work or tap fittings
- Blue/green staining
- Orange staining
- Slight smell of egg
- Strong egg smell ! (You will know the difference trust us!)
- Cloudy water
- Dirty water on heavy rainfall
- Hair colour changing (mainly blond hair is noticed changing)
- Little or no water flow
We follow manufacturers guidelines in order to, as best we can, stop the systems from breaking down. We have found with maintenance the systems tend to last a lot longer than systems we get called out to that are not yet serviced by us.
Yes it can acid water will eat away at your metal, brass and copper fittings especially your hot water cylinder. Washing machines and dishwashers can also be affected by the hardness of the water, all things Prosep Filter Systems can help you out with.
No - if the water is for human consumption or comes into contact with food or containers for food then the Private Water Supply Regulations are the same for both, if you have any questions give us a ring and we will try and make things clear for you.
For commercial applications and for multiple dwelling installations the requirement is that you carry out a risk assessment at least once every 5 years. You will also have a legal responsibility to have the water tested. The frequency of test will depend upon the volume of water per day drawn from the source. These rules apply to holiday lets, camp sites, B&B, pubs & restaurants etc.
Did you know..?
Did you know..?
A private water supply can extract up to 20,000 litres of water per day with no licence or planning permission required.
Did you know..?
Private water supply installation may save up to 80% of the comparable cost of mains water supplies.
Service contract customers receive a discount on parts used during services. Regular servicing maintains the proper operation of the system and helps to prevent emergency call-outs and inconvenient breakdowns (always happens at the weekend)
Based in Yorkshire - serving the country
We are based in Elland, in Brighouse, Yorkshire. Normally we work with clients within a 1-hour drive of our headquarters. However, we do have clients as far away as Scotland - so if you need something special, please get in touch and we'll see how we can help.