Is the borehole water safe in Cape Town for human consumption? I would say that the water at some areas is not suitable for human consumption. The water must first be treated before you can use it.
Borehole water in the cape region.
The borehole water in the Cape region differs from good to bad even in the same area. The best option is to test the borehole water. The water analysis is expensive and we have compiled a list of elements that differs the most during tests. If you want to get a copy of the list, you can email us and ask for the list.
Borehole water quality in the cape region.
There are seven elements that play a major factor in the quality of borehole water. The first is a low pH level. Second are two elements that works together and they are Sodium and Chloride. The fourth is Iron and Manganese. The sixth is Calcium and Magnesium. If these seven elements appear together it is sometimes not possible to treat the water and when we can treat the water it becomes very expensive.
Borehole water treatment in the cape region.
Borehole water treatment in the cape region is not as easy as people think it is. People think that you can treat borehole water with just a few water filters and that would be fine. That is not the case. Most of the time we don’t even use filters but different applications and methods.
Borehole water dangers in the cape region.
To drink borehole water even if it tastes good it still requires testing. Health effects caused by water don’t appear overnight. They take weeks, months or even years to appear. Things like kidney failure, liver failure, cancers or Alzheimer’s take years to manifest. When you get the illness you never think of the water because you drink it for years. That is the problem. The illness is then at that stage un-reversible. You look for something else but never the water. You must remember that the stuff that you put in your mouth will be absorbed by your body. Don’t let somebody or one of your loved ones get any health issues due to the water.
Danger of Iron in the borehole water.
A few years ago a friend of mine bought a farm with water in abundance. There was only one problem. There was iron in the water. They stayed on the farm for about five years. During that time his oldest son was diagnosed with a type of cancer that was in his stomach. He went for surgery and they removed it in time. That was due to the iron that was in the borehole water.