Newsday Tuesday- A busy day of deliveries & why use UV treatment?

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It’s all about the deliveries

You know how we explained in a previous post that basically all our pallets of stock were stuck at Yantian Terminal in China? Well, they decided to turn up to have a short holiday at J&F’s main office. The scenery is lovely so we don’t blame them.

Because of this, Friday was quite a busy day for Adam sorting out their accommodation and everything else. We’ve never seen him drive the forklift so fast. I’m guessing you want to know what arrived, so here you go:


What came in from Eurotrol:

  • Ecosoft 5 stage pumped and unpumped RO’s
  • Ecosoft Membrane elements
  • Melt blown sediment cartridges
  • String wound sediment cartridges
  • BB in line water filters
  • Coconut carbon filters
  • UV quartz sleeve
  • UV replacement lamps

We also had some members of the camp leave us on Friday after their little retreat. Because of this, Adam was basically strapped to the forklift the entire day. Don’t worry, we don’t induce slave labor.

What went out to customers:

  • 13×54 tanks
  • 10×54 tanks
  • 140L brine tanks
  • Valves
  • 16×65 softener unit
  • 8×35 tanks
  • 10×24 tanks
  • Nitrate resin
  • Adaptor kits
  • Baskets




Our sister company over in Ireland also had some travelers turn up.

What went out to J&F Nenagh:

  • 20L/10L cabinets
  • Nitrate resin
  • 8L cabinets
  • Valves
  • RO refill packs
  • 6L cabinets
  • Housings/brackets
  • UV’s/Lamps

All in all, I think Adam deserved to have a break and watch the Euros over the weekend.

UV: Do customers really need it? This will help them decide

In recent years UV disinfection has become a popular form of commercial water treatment in the beauty, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Because of its strong inactivating ability, it is an effective and reliable water treatment technique for removing bacteria and certain tough organisms such as E.Coli, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia Lamblia.

Typically, people in rural areas require a UV disinfection system. For instance, those who live in cottages or have summer houses who may be accessing a private water source. There are also commercial places such as campsites and community centres who access the municipal water supply. It’s then a fair question for them to ask, why do I need to use a UV system at all? Especially when chlorine is such a popular method of disinfection.

Yes, chlorine is a safe method of water treatment otherwise it wouldn’t be used in our municipal water supplies. It also has the advantage of being inexpensive, however, there are drawbacks. Some microbes and bacteria are chlorine resistant; one example is Cryptosporidium. The addition of chlorine to water can also add an unpleasant metallic taste and odour. The other problem is, chlorine is rather toxic; high amounts can cause serious health issues and toxic by-products if there isn’t strict quality control in place. This last point is not such a problem for those with a municipal water supply, but for those with a private water source, this would need to be monitored very closely and carefully.

So, if chlorine can’t remove all these pesky microbes, what can? Enter our hero: UV. UV disinfection systems come with fewer risks and worries. The process targets that band of bacteria outlaws waiting in your water ready to make you ill. The UV light method is also safe and isn’t as intrusive; there are no harmful by-products made as it simply ‘kills’ the bacteria without affecting the taste or smell. An even better benefit that most people will love is that it’s a really cost-effective treatment method. The space it takes up and the maintenance are both small, so you don’t have to worry about installation problems or expensive overheads.

If you don’t have time to read all the above, here are a quick list of benefits for you to read over so you can tell your customer why it’s a great option:

Quick Info – Benefits of UV Water Treatment:

1. UV disinfection does not add chemicals to the water.
2. UV is effective against bacteria and viruses; even Cryptosporidium.
3. UV disinfection creates no harmful by-products (won’t harm humans, animals or environment).
4. Lower costs – Gain more space and less safety precautions.
5. UV treatment works quicker, whereas chlorine takes longer.
6. Doesn’t affect colour, taste or smell of water.

Whether you’ve got customers looking for domestic or commercial treatment of microorganisms in drinking water, UV is a solid and reliable choice. If you’ve got any queries regarding cost, set up, maintenance, or replacement parts to do with UV disinfection then contact our expert team today who’ll be able to guide you.


We hope that was both entertaining and of some use. Also, FYI, we’ve just had another case study uploaded on how we treated water for a Scottish distillery, so you can give that a read here.

Other than that, I think that wraps up this week’s blog. So we’ll be seeing you next week.

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