Water Treatment For The Dairy & Agriculture Sector
The dairy and agriculture sector is one of the most heavily regulated in terms of its hygiene standards due to the need for strict disease control and the volume of produce that is used as food, such as milk or eggs. Water is also used as part of the growth and management of crops, the cleaning a sterilising of farm equipment and the cooling and storage of fresh produce.
In the UK, it takes almost 41 billion litres of water to produce one year’s worth of milk. This is because it is an essential part of keeping cattle healthy so that they produce high volumes of good quality milk that is fit to be sold for human consumption. Part of this huge volume of water is to keep dairy sheds clean and to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that could have catastrophic consequences for a farm if a herd was to be affected.
The sheer volume of the water being wasted by this sector gives it a large scope for potential improvements. Pys.org wrote that “Over 60 per cent of producers” use water inefficiently in the UK alone. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, 70% of the water used by the global population goes into the agriculture sector. As a result, there is a consensus within the industry that more needs to be done to eradicate the volume of wastewater that is lost every year as it’s predicted that in the future, water scarcity will be a major issue for the planet as a whole.
Installing Water Treatment Solutions
With the mounting concern of preventing disease, the cost of installing a water treatment facility could far outweigh the damages to a business if harmful bacteria were to infect the livestock. The UK government lay out strict regulations on managing the risk of disease within this industry and it’s vital that businesses manage their water as part of this.
Reverse Osmosis systems form part of a water treatment solution that could be invaluable to a dairy and agriculture business as it reduces the presence of harmful bacteria and reduces the overall expenditure needed to generate clean water for the business over time.
Proper water treatment can remove the presence of mud or harmful bacteria from the water which could lower the risk of illnesses within livestock and drive up the quality of the produce. Additionally, the water could there be recycled back into the facility which creates a cost saving over time on the amount being spent on water use.
How Can Membracon Help You?
Membracon can consult with you to asses the best water treatment solution fit for your needs and work alongside you to ensure that once it’s installed, you and your staff are fully trained to understand it all. If you are already using a water treatment solution, we can carry out performance surveys to monitor your systems and offer advice on upgrades or modernisations that could bring further savings to your business.
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