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Bore water treatment for stock and irrigation

Posted on August 25, 2020

One thing irrigation and stock farmers have in common is the need for high quality bore water. Another thing many also have in common is they’ve turned to 100% Australian water treatment company DELTAwater solutions to keep their businesses on track.

Salty bore water was wreaking havoc on western NSW farmer Frank Cox’s 40-hectare irrigated lucerne paddock but his crops continue to flourish after installing a custom-designed DELTA water treatment system.

Reliant upon a salty bore for his centre pivot irrigated lucerne, Frank’s first planting after purchasing the property was a disaster with his irrigated oats failing to develop any higher than 600mm. Even more alarming was the oats he planted at the same time on non-irrigated land overtook the irrigated plants to grow to over one metre.

Within two cuts after installing his DELTAwater solutions conditioner he went from producing one quarter of a tonne per acre to one and a quarter tonnes.

Within a month he had more than made back his investment in his water treatment system. Results remain consistent, with his crops still averaging around one tonne.

“I have more confidence when making decisions because my income has basically turned around from $7000 a month to $30,000 a month. The DELTA has a huge part to play in that,” Frank says.

South Australian station owner Steven McCracken, who farms a 5000-hectare property on the Eyre Peninsula, says his DELTAwater bore water conditioner rapidly cleared a frustrating build-up of minerals that were blocking his main stock irrigation pipe.

“I had sheep and cattle drinking on the line and I was not getting enough water through the system,” Steven said. “I put my DELTAwater conditioner on the line and it unblocked the pipe within days. It was a great relief.”

Steven’s success in treating his water with DELTA prompted him to buy more units.

  • Alex and Dianne Panov founded DELTAwater solutions more than 25 years ago to manufacture a water treatment system to address water quality problems including salinity, scale build-up caused by calcium and magnesium, water hardness, iron and corrosion. The company is based in Newcastle and distributes its products across Australia and around the world.