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Listeria or other contamination in your water supply?


Waterborne Listeria outbreaks could be prevented by using UV disinfection

The most recent outbreak of Listeria has growers, retailers and food authorities scrambling to find the answers. Fortunately, the Australian source was quickly identified but sadly not fast enough to prevent several deaths and multiple infections across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.


How do fruits and vegetables become infected?

Listeria monocytogenes is found in soil, water and vegetation. It can also be carried by animals – both domestic and wild – as well as in fertilisers used in gardens and agriculture.
Fruits and vegetables that grow low to the ground, such as rockmelons (also known as cantaloupes), are especially vulnerable as heavy rain can splash any Listeria living in the soil, onto the skin of the crop. During preparation, the Listeria bacteria can infect the knives, cutting boards etc. which means it can be passed onto the flesh of the fruit or vegetable.
That’s why it’s so important to thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables prior to preparation and prevent cross contamination. 


Pacific Water Technology offers a range of UV disinfection equipment including the UV Guard range – contact our website contact form or call us on 07 33769009.

More about UV  Disinfection: http://www.pacificwater.com.au/product-category/residential-rural/disinfection/ultraviolet/

Have acidic water that is causing staining and corrosion?

Acidic bore water  or rain water  can be acidic  combined with low alkalinity that can cause corrosion and staining of your bath room fixtures.  If you have copper plumbing , it is also possible that the copper will leach into your water supply.

Calcite filters can neutralise the pH and  increase the alkalinity.  Calcite is a naturally occurring calcium carbonate media. One of the advantages of Calcite is its self-limiting property. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. It does not over correct under normal conditions. Upon contact with calcite, acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH which reduces potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems. Periodic backwashing will prevent packing, reclassify the bed and maintain high service rates. Depending on pH, water chemistry and service flow, the Calcite bed will have to be periodically replenished as the Calcite is depleted. As the Calcite’s calcium carbonate neutralises the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may  in some cases become necessary after the neutralising filter.


Calcite filters care also sometimes used to correct the pH of permeate from a reverse osmosis system.  The calcite filters are typically operated in up-flow mode – the water flows from the bottom in an upward direction  thereby preventing compaction of the media.  The filters come in different sizes for residential and commercial applications and can have automated backwash valves , manual backwash valves or simply an In/Out head.

Calcite Filters effectively remineralise the permeate from the RO system


Problems with acidic water contact us at : sales@pacificwater.com.au  or  1300 253 269  for a free assessment and  advice.


Looking for a very effective media to remove fluoride from your water supply?


Look no further than Hydroxyapatite  which has superior performance compared to  activated alumina and other media.

Hydroxyapatite is a natural occurring  mineral with similar composition  than bones . It is no coincidence that Hydroxyapatite absorbs fluoride so effectively .   In tests carried out with various filtration media , hydroxypapatite outperformed all media including fluoride specific ion exchange   and   activated alumina.  With a contact time of only one minute  almost all the fluoride was removed , compared to  activated alumina which   had 60% fluoride remaining.

This has tremendous benefits    as the  reduced contact times  enables  much  smaller filters   to be more effective than  other   fluoride removal filters .  

Fluoride Removal Media Comparison


  Hydroxyapatite  Features and Benefits

  • High capacity and shorter contact time
  • Very safe to use; no dissolution of toxic and hazardous substances
  • High efficiency, NEWDEF®1 can remove  up to 99% fluoride  in raw water.
  • Limited inhibition by other competing ions
  • Lower regeneration cost and simple regeneration process
  • Not only restricted to Fluoride ,but can remove iron and manganese as well


Hydroxyapatite superior fluoride removal in water

Get Better Drinking Water at Home, with Activated Carbon Water Filter Systems from Pacific Water Technology

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Looking for Water Softening Support? Pacific Water Technology now Offers Domestic, Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Water Softener Systems.

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Peristaltic Chemical Dosing Systems, Custom Built for Your Industrial Applications

Different industrial factories have different needs when it comes to chemical dosing systems. That’s because, depending on the product or substance produced, different doses of different chemicals might need to be fed into the process stream at completely …read more .

Pacific Water Technology: Your Industrial Ion Exchange Resin Suppliers, for Superior Wastewater Treatment Applications

Industrial projects and businesses are often held to fairly strict rules and regulations when it comes to the treatment and disposal of wastewater. At Pacific Water Technology, we help your venture meet those benchmark regulations with no issue. Our range of …read more .

Looking for Affordable, Efficient Industrial Reverse Osmosis Systems? Talk to Pacific Water Technology Today for the Best Equipment on the Market

Water filtration systems are popping up everywhere as a convenient, green, and healthy way to obtain fresh, purified drinking water that you can trust. With bottled water contaminations and expensive water filtration pitchers and screw on filters for …read more .

Stay Safe with Pacific Water Technology: Now Offering Industrial Water Quality Testing Kits and Equipment

Providing safe water for employees in your building is a necessity any property owner must consider. Some options for achieving this include buying expensive water coolers, wasting time and money on individual filters to …read more .

Searching for Industrial Water Treatment Options? Pacific Water Technology Delivers an Array of NSF Certified Systems, Equipment, and Products.

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Your Home For Replacement Inline Water Filters, Cartridges, And A Caravan Water Filter

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Protect Your Marine Pets, with Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems for Aquariums

Tap water is often loaded with contaminants, a clear reason why many households are today equipped with sophisticated filtration systems to deliver healthier and better tasting drinking water. If you are someone who has several aquariums or marine pets, you …read more .

Pacific Water Technology Has Ultraviolet (UV) Water Disinfection System Equipment To Solve Your Water Problems

Ultraviolet water disinfection equipment is vital to many industries and different businesses. Pacific Water Technology is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of water treatment and filtration devices. The company’s focus is on finding solutions to the …read more .

Are You Considering Purchasing Whole House Water Filtration Systems? Find Your Best Fit with Pacific Water Technology

Residential water filtration systems are a popular way to ensure your family always has fresh drinking water and clean water to wash in. Domestic water filtration systems are a simple way to fix any water issues your local water may contain, while saving you from …read more .

Are you considering purchasing a RO for your home?

10 Tips to follow when buying residential RO System.

We have compiled a list of 10 tips you should consider when buying a RO system 

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Reverse Osmosis Systems Brisbane 

Looking for a new reverse osmosis system for your home or aquarium? We have a showroom located in Seventeen Mile Rocks in Brisbane. We have a wide range of RO systems on display:

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Rusco Sediment Trappers  – Brisbane Australia

We stock a range of Rusco sediment trappers  from 3/4″ to 2″  NPT and mesh sizes from 30 to 200 mesh – the screens are available in stainless steel as well as  polyester. Rusco sediment trapper with stainless steel filter screens have greater durability, are cleanable, and reusable for more difficult medium sized sediment filtering.

The RUSCO Sediment Trapper Filters and Spin-Down Sediment Filters are economically priced, provide a high flow capacity, are easily flushed, provide tool-free access for cleaning and are equipped with a reusable filter screen.

ThClick here to view a larger image.is remarkable product is designed to remove shale, shell, debris, pipe scale, course sand, fine sand, grit from new wells, very fine sand and grit. There are 13 mesh sizes available to tackle your sediment problems.



Calcite Filters 

Problems with corroded plumbing and staining on bathroom fixtures? That could be your rain water or bore water  being acidic and corroding your plumbing .  The damage can be extensive and also destroy your hot water system see our blog about rainwater harvesting and filtration

Calcite filters are an economical way to add alkalinity to your water and increase the pH. Calcite is a naturally occurring calcium carbonate media. One of the advantages of Calcite is its self-limiting property. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. It does not over correct under normal conditions. Upon contact with calcite, acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH which reduces potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems. Periodic backwashing will prevent packing, reclassify the bed and maintain high service rates. 


Reverse Osmosis Systems for Marine Aquariums

Pacific Water Technology based in Brisbane is a supplier of high quality reverse osmosis systems for residential  and commercial applications.  Our reverse osmosis systems for aquariums cover a wide range of different applications.  Buy top quality reverse osmosis systems for your marine aquarium at very affordable prices- order on-line.   We also supply RO DI units ( combination of reverse osmosis and deionising stage) to ensure very low  dissolved solids in the purified water. 


Benefits of Alkaline Water Filters


You probably have heard about the benefits of minerals in alkaline water and the benefits of  alkaline water .  However,  you don’t have to look too far to read about  negative publicity relating to  alkaline water . 

The negative  publicity  claims that your stomach fluids are acidic and you need the acidity to digest the food.  Others argue, that the amount of minerals in water can hardly make an impact  on the overall pH of your body.   The reality is that detractors of alkaline water often have a limited understanding of chemistry and the physiology of the human body.   Whether the stomach content is acidic, does not change the fact that the pH balance of most of the body is alkaline. The pH of blood for instance when in the healthy range should be between 7.35 and 7.45.  There is plenty of research showing the link between acidic pH and cancer. Cancer thrives in an acidic environment and cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Cancer cells make your body even more acidic as they produce lactic acid. So if you have cancer, your pH levels are low and your body is too acidic – See more at cancer fighting strategies. 

alkaline water ph scale

A lot of food we eat today is acidic and that includes grains, dairy products, fish, and meats like bacon  and turkey. All in all, the alkaline diet is a healthy alternative. Eating more fruits and vegetables, along with curbing your carb and dairy intake, may help balance pH levels within your body. Once it’s in a stable state, this can reduce daily complications and lower the possibility of greater, long-term risks. 


The KClean Alkaline Cartridge produces potent  hydrogen rich antioxidant water and has been proven in laboratories to produce alkaline water and reduced chemical contamination.

alkaline water


Purepro Alkaline Cartridge

The Alkaline filter changes the acidic RO water into a perfect Natural Alkaline Ion Water. The PurePro® Alkaline filter simply gives back minerals such as ionised calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium ion, which were removed by the reverse osmosis process.It produces alkaline water which helps your body maintain a healthy pH level. The PurePro® Alkaline mineral filter is very  effective and  produces a  pH value of 8.00~9.50( depends on contact time)


  •    Produces perfectly pH-balanced alkaline water, helps minimise the fluctuations of your body’s pH.

  •    Converts  acidic drinking water into alkali calcium ionised water. 

  •    The natural calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium ions can be fully absorbed   by the body.

  •    It is easily absorbed in the body because it has structurally smaller molecules which help the body absorb  more water and hydrate more rapidly.

  •    This filter improves the qualities of clean water by adding minerals necessary for proper human development and health minerals, such as Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium and others readily found in many natural mineral waters.