When it comes to paying for your water bills, there’s always the option of water treatment.
And the technology is still evolving.
But if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to save money, there are a number of options out there.
Water Treatment Basics For starters, there aren’t many alternatives to water treatment out there, according to Ben Collins from the Australian Water and Wastewater Council.
“The most commonly available treatment method in Australia is hydroelectric dams and hydroelectric plants, but there are also various technologies available, which can provide some benefits to customers,” he says.
“Some of these are very simple and can be applied to a range of types of water.
Others are more complicated and involve the use of different types of treatment equipment.”
Some of the most common water treatment options are steam, desalination, and electrolysis, which involves the electrolysis of seawater.
“However, there is a growing market for alternative solutions which are more sophisticated and can reduce the amount of water that you need to treat.
These include desalinated water treatment systems, desiccant systems, and micro-hydro systems.”
Read more about the best water treatment methods for home and business Water Treatment FAQs How much is water treatment?
How much does it cost?
What are the most expensive water treatment technologies?
The price tag on water treatment varies depending on the technology used and what you’re doing with it.
“Water treatment is a very expensive and time-consuming process, especially for small businesses,” Collins says.
Some people will need to pay up to 50 per cent more than what they would for a standard water treatment system.
Other people may need to spend up to 75 per cent less to avoid paying up to 90 per cent for water treatment that doesn’t provide any benefits.
For instance, some micro-disinfectant systems can cost as little as $2,000 per year for small, medium and large businesses, but some can cost up to 500 per cent higher.
“In Australia, the average water treatment cost is around $300 per year,” Collins adds.
“So it’s very hard to get your business to pay that much for a water treatment scheme.”
What does the water treatment process look like?
Water treatment can involve several steps, such as: a series of electrolysis treatments, or electrolysis water, which use hot water to break down the salt in water to remove the salt and make it suitable for use as a treatment.
These are often called heat treatments or thermal water treatments.