New water treatment device cleans up rural communities

By Caleb Radford
A HIGHLY effective and cost efficient water treatment technology is poised to replace traditional disinfection systems.

South Australian company Hydro-dis Water Treatment Systems’ new device provides immediate disinfection, improves the efficiency of metal removal and includes residual chlorine to reduce contamination after treatment.

Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology was a simple alternative to other contemporary treatment methods and would be highly beneficial for rural communities.

“We are reducing environmental footprints, health and safety in the workplace, and costs across the board,” he said.

“Our product is in the same boat as UV and Ozone systems because it has immediate killing power but we provide a residual to chlorine, which gives the water a level that meets the standard of drinking water.

“In a rural community with a gas plant (to treat water), once the gas runs out they have to keep replenishing it – trucks are having to travel out there all the time and refill the gas station.”

Carey said the Hydro-dis technology did not require additional raw materials such as gas because it used minerals and salts already in the…

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This is a Creative Commons story from The Lead South Australia, a news service providing stories about innovation in South Australia.