Boreholes that start pumping brown or foul-smelling water indicate the presence of a bacterial infestation that needs immediate attention
The problem may affect part or most of the installation, and could lie deep within the system. Hazardous levels of bacteria may also be forming without any obvious indications at the surface. Even at lower levels, they may pose a potential health risk in drinking water wells.
Proquip’s I-GON treatment, an acid-based crystalline agent, has long been tried and trusted by the borehole industry for removing the iron and manganese oxides that lead to bacterial infestation and bio-fouling.
Following months of development and trials, the borehole equipment specialist has introduced a reformulated range – I-GON2 and I-GON3 – offering even quicker, more powerful and cost-effective cleaning.
While the new formula uses the proven and safe organic chemicals of the original, intensive work by an accredited water chemistry laboratory has led to exciting improvements in the physical characteristics to maximise cleaning reactions through the process.
New I-GON uses grades of chemical that differ from competing systems and in a unique formulation that sustains cleaning action throughout the borehole.
Chemical reactions take effect within minutes, releasing controlled cleaning that lasts longer & penetrates deeper to remove iron-related bacteria as well as rust, scale & stubborn deposits. In some cases, a significant improvement in the flow from the borehole has been seen within 10-15 minutes.
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