Turning turbid water into a clean source for livestock
August 12, 2015
Australian family owned company Billabong Water Treatment Plants has developed better ways to provide clear, clean drinkable water for livestock and homesteads from natural water sources.
The water treatment plants are small batch plants for homestead use, or continuous running plants for stock water.
The plants are economical to run, drawing on and treating a property’s raw contaminated water and turning it into cool, clean pathogen free drinking water.
Many studies have shown a pathogen free water will produce a 20 to 28 per cent weight gain in adolescent stock per annum, in lieu of stock drinking contaminated raw waters.
Pathogen affected water is caused by the presence of faeces in the drinking water sources.
Launched in 2015, Billabong Water will be first time exhibitors at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
Owner and managing director, John Bradley, has owned manufacturing businesses since 1969.
Over the past 14 years, he has been engaged in the manufacture of flocculating coagulants to facilitate the production of clean town drinking water in rural municipal communities.
The development of Billabong Water Treatment Plants is an extension of his extensive experience in the water industry.
Mr Bradley said the cost of producing clean clear Billabong water was less than $1 per 1000 litres.
The plants work in an easy to manage system – water is drawn from a property’s water source and processed through a water treatment plant being dosed with a specifically designed coagulant and chlorinated disinfectant, and micro-filtered.
The plants provide an economical, portable and easily manageable solution to the problem of providing clean drinking water for livestock and can soften hard water.
The basic plant runs at 1000-4000 litres an hour, and can be increased up to 16,000 litres an hour capacity to suit grazing or feedlot needs.