Fetching our very own well water
Since the water celebrations initiated by the Core Group of the NFA in March and the blessing of our well there has been a steadily increasing number of people interested in fetching their own well water. To meet this need
WATER CAN BE COLLECTED EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 5 – 7 PM
- The pump being switched on at 4.30pm and switched off at 7pm.
- The tap is at the left hand rear corner of Posthouse Printing next to the pine tree.
- Bring your own water containers.
- When filling up your containers PLEASE be careful not to spill loads of water and leave a muddy mess on the ground.
If you are willing to be a rota person once in a while to switch the pump on and off please get in touch with George R., Vera /Loriana or Rita F.
George Ripley took the initiative to have the water tested in April 2005 (Thank you, George !!!).
For the results, see below.
And now: Enjoy the chlorine free taste of our local water from 100 feet below the ground!
Water Analysis by Moray Council
Moray Council Technical and Leisure Services Department Council Office,
High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
George Murray, Technical Officer,
To Mr George Ripley, Findhorn, Forres
Subject: Borehole Supply, Findhorn Park, Findhorn
I refer to the bacteriological and chemical water samples which were taken from the exit pipe of the borehole at Findhorn Park on 25th April 2005 and subsequently submitted for analysis.
The bacteriological sample gave the following satisfactory results:
Total Coliform 0 per 100ml
Faecal Coliform 0 per 100ml
Colony Count (37°C/48hrs) 9 per ml
Appearance Clear, no sediments
Odour No smells
Ammonium 0.06 mg/l
The Public Analyst has reported the Iron level (440ug/l) and the Manganese level (160ug/l) exceeded the requirements (200ug/l for Iron; 50 ug/l for Manganese) prescribed in the Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 1992. The remaining results of analysis complied with the requirements of the same regulation.
The levels of Iron and Manganese in the sample would not be considered to present a significant risk to health. I would however recommend that if you wish to exploit the supply as a drinking water that you apply treatment to reduce the levels of Iron and Manganese (e.g. Brita Filter).