27 March 2015 | Online since 2003



24 February 2014|News,Property News

Warning of hidden water contamination as floods subside


A warning that hidden dangers of floods contaminating private water supplies should not be ignored has been highlighted by a leading borehole company.

Homes, hospitals, factories, poultry and livestock farmers and food and drink processors are among many private supply users.

"Private water supplies need to be tested, particularly as flood waters begin to subside. A simple water test should be a priority after extreme weather conditions", said Brian Morgan, chief executive of Presteigne, Powys-based borehole installers WD & AD Morgan.

Private supplies can be at risk from flood water. Although they may be designed and managed to the same high standards as public water supplies, floods bring more immediate dangers.

Flood water may be contaminated with bacteria, protozoa, parasites, viruses (micro organisms) or other substances - which in turn can find their way into a private supply.

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


25 March 2015
LGV Drivers - Farm Milk Collection (Enniskillen)
The Group's activities span the food chain from supplying farm inputs and services, the collection and marketing member's mil...

24 March 2015
CPCS 360 Excavator Driver
CPCS 360 Excavator Driver required for Long Term Contract at Wooly Hill Wind Farm, in Ellington near Huntingdon....

16 March 2015
Senior Business Development Manager / Field Sales(Aftermarket Products)
Do you live in or have you worked for Automotive, Construction, Industrial, Agriculture, Aftermarket, Material Handling, Sale...

14 March 2015
Room Attendant Hospitality Apprenticeship
You can come to us for apprenticeship training in a wide range of occupations including– Agriculture, Apparel, Arboriculture,...

19 March 2015
Policy Adviser
With the potential for every farm in the UK to become a net energy exporter, NFU is leading in the application of climate cha...




Top stories you may have missed
23 March 2015 | Cattle

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


20 March 2015 | Arable

Dust - the secret fertiliser?

NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...


19 March 2015 | Arable

The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...


17 March 2015 | News

UK's first floating solar power system l...

The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...


13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | News

Solar could be cheapest energy source by...

By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...


11 March 2015 | Finance

English buyers turn their attention to S...

Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...


9 March 2015 | Cattle

2020 vision for the Welsh red meat indus...

The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...


6 March 2015 | News

MP raises egg industry concerns on trans...

Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or dron...