Property Manager for Caribbean Park in Melbourne, Ilias Varas, is a Davey Microlene fan. He uses the Microlene under-bench drinking water treatment system both at his company offices in Scoresby and in the family holiday home – illustrating the applicability of this product across a range of water woes.
“We have brown water in our office here, so we had to sort it out,” says Ilias. “Davey provided me with an under-bench filtration system which has been working brilliantly.”
Ilias says that the water in the offices is travelling through old galvanised iron pipes which makes the water look muddy. “Imagine cholesterol in human veins, except with rust,” he says. Even with the high load of water containing rust particles, the filter has performed well with just two filter changes since installation in 2013.
However, his first experience with a Microlene under-bench water filter was at his in-laws holiday house at Sorrento, where water is supplied from a treatment plant in Carrum Downs, Melbourne. “They treat it with chlorine and when you turn on the tap it smells terrible,” he says. “We used to buy our drinking water all the time but since installing the Microlene system it tastes beautiful, like it’s straight out of a spring. It takes out all the smell, it’s just brilliant.”
As a property manager, Ilias is involved in office fitouts and maintenance for commercial tenants, so he sees a range of drinking water treatment options installed depending on what clients specify – some of which carry a high price tag and plenty of technical complexity.
But he’s a fan of the simplicity of the Microlene under-bench system. “It was easy - we had our plumber install the system and, when the filters need replacing you can tell as the supply becomes restricted.”
About the product:
Microlene under bench drinking water kits reduce unwanted contaminants including chlorine, pesticides, sulphur, rust algae, odours, asbestos, aluminium and lead that can be found in some town water supplies. They also filter out sediment and cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which are a risk to health when sourcing from rainwater tanks.
The activated carbon is silver impregnated to resist bacterial growth inside the cartridge along with a KDF media layer to reduce the load on the activated carbon to give a working life of up to 3 years (or 30,000L) on mains water supplies. In comparison, standard carbon filters require replacement much more frequently - every 3-6 months is recommended.
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