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“I was somewhat dubious if it would work…but 6 months on the results are remarkable. So thank you Scalewatcher for a remarkable product. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.
Caroline Burkett Ashbourne
Does it really work?
The Scalewatcher has been tested by Portsmouth University, numerous publications and has won the Ideal Home Blue Ribbon Award which is why it comes with a money back performance guarantee. With a proven 97% success rate over 16 years.
How can I tell if it’s working?
In around 4 to 6 weeks you should notice:
• The softening of scale around the basins
• Scale flaking away from the kettle element and shower rose
• Water feeling hotter, improved performance of washing machines and dishwashers
• Easier cleaning of surfaces, especially baths, basins and sinks
Does it affect the drinking water?
Water remains chemically unchanged, retaining the beneficial minerals and tastes the… Continue reading

Danger of chlorine treated water

According to a recent report published in The Irish Times it has been revealed that the Irish government have admitted that there is known traces of Trihalomethane within our public water supplies.
The highly dangerous pollutant is said to increase a person’s chance of developing cancer. It is believed the hazardous toxin can be make it way into our drinking water as a result when a reaction occurs between organic materials, such as peaty soil, and chlorine which is put into public water supplies as a disinfectant.
The detailed report states that the Irish government has informed the European Commission this week that approximately 400,000 people who drink Irish Water supplies are ‘possibly affected’ by levels of Trihalomethane although the level are deemed to be safe.
The worrying news of the potentially harmful toxin has prompted the world renowned legal clerk and long-time campaigner against environmental pollutants, Erin Brockovich, to… Continue reading

Best water treatment

What sets apart ultraviolet purification systems from other home water treatment devices is that they are excellent destroyers of bacterial microorganisms. Some of those  microorganism are chlorine-resistant so even local water treatment may not be adequate to rid your tap water of dangerous levels of bacteria. Therefore ultraviolet filtration is a key part in keeping your water bacteria-free.

What sets apart ultraviolet purification systems from other home water treatment devices is that they are excellent destroyers of bacterial microorganisms. Some of those microorganism are chlorine-resistant so even local water treatment may not be adequate to rid your tap water of dangerous levels of bacteria. Therefore ultraviolet filtration is a key part in keeping your water bacteria-free.

The eSpring Water Purifier is the world’s largest selling brand of in-home water treatment system. It combines a carbon block filter with the disinfectant power of Ultra-Violet (UV) light to destroy more than 99.99% of water-borne bacteria and viruses.

The result is cleaner, safer water that is more pure and better tasting than ever before.

Once the eSpring system is attached to your cold water supply, your family will enjoy the benefits of the world’s best source of water to your home, easily, conveniently and cost effectively.

Choose eSpring, for a difference… Continue reading

Hard water

Lime scale has many serious economic, health and safety consequences.
It causes repeated malfunctions of expensive household appliances like washing machines and water heaters. It causes wasted electricity and gas because heating elements are ineffective.
If you are one of 60% of households in Ireland living in a hard water area, lime scale is costing you money in extra energy and maintenance.
Lime scale is a significant insulator and substantially reduces the capacity of the heat exchangers to heat the water, thereby expending more energy to penetrate through the encapsulating lime scale build-up.
Just a small coating of lime scale of 1.6 mm (.06 inches) on a heat exchanger in a boiler can reduce its efficiency by an average of 11%. As the scale increases, the efficiency losses rise dramatically. Thermostats insulated with scale can indicate a lower temperature reading, creating a false demand for additional hot water.
This means… Continue reading

Well Water Treatment

Lots of people assume that because their water comes from a well or a spring that
it’s completely pure and safe to drink, but that is not necessarily the case.
We estimate that up to 50,000 private wells in Ireland are contaminated with
human or animal waste and this can cause significant threat to people’s health

Well contamination can arise from exposure to animal waste, pesticides and general agricultural runoff caused by periods of excessive rain. Although affected water can show signs of discoloration or odour, the nature of the microbial bacteria means that it can completely unnoticed while still posing a health risk.

Well Water Treatment
The news comes as the EPA launches its ‘Protect your well’ campaign, which includes a new app and website instructions on how to test a well for contamination.

Irish Water Contaminated – Treatment

The Irish Times  Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 11:38



Water from third of Irish wells ‘contaminated with E. coli’

EPA says cases of variant strain of bacteria rose from 284 in 2011 to 704 last year

Ciaran D’Arcy

Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 11:38

First published:Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 11:38

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Nearly a third of all private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E. coli and contain water that is unsafe for consumption, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said.

Recent studies revealed that Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC (Verotoxigenic E. coli), a particularly nasty form of the bacteria, in Europe.

Cases of the variant strain have increased in the State from 284 in 2011 to 704 in 2013. The bacteria is known to induce symptoms such as abdominal cramps and diarrhoea as well as potential kidney failure for children, according to Dr Una… Continue reading

Limescale Removal | Hard Water Treatment

downloadWe all know too well the classic of TV advertising; the washing machine broke down because of hard scale settlement. But also boilers, coffee makers, kettles and the modern water taps in kitchen and bathroom suffer from mineral containing water.

Scalewatcher®  is an excellent and environmental conscious way to stop these problems.  Scalewatcher®, installed on the principal water pipe  will protect all water using equipment in your house.

The system consists of the energizing unit and a coil which is wrapped around the pipe of the incoming water supply.

The Scalewatcher® electronic device treats the hard water with a patented technology by inducing variable electric fields with a continuously changing frequency. This forces the dissolved minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium to crystallize and remain in suspension in the water instead of adhering to walls of piping, faucets or heating elements of… Continue reading

Drinking Water Quality in Ireland

benefits of drinking water Drinking pure, unpolluted water on a daily basis is essential to our health.

Drinking water comes from various different sources, such as lakes, rivers, streams, springs and boreholes fed by rain and ground water. All water supplies for human consumption must must be free from micro-organisms, parasites and any substances that endanger public health.

Unfortunately the quality of Irish water frequently leaves a lot to be desired.

Factors affecting water quality

Several factors can affect the quality of water sources. If there is high rainfall, for example, rivers and streams in flood may become discoloured. If rainfall is low, these sources can dry up altogether.

Other factors include the type of soil in an area, increased agricultural or residential development, use of pesticides, breakdowns in the treatment process, power outages, lack of proper filtration or disinfection equipment or dirt in distribution pipes, leakage from septic tanks or other domestic… Continue reading

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Co. Galway


Martin Colleran


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