The population of the small Alabama town of Harpersville is enjoying improved water quality, with less limescale corroding pipework and water-fed equipment, following the installation of the award-winning ScalewatcherÒ computerized, electronic water conditioner. Within two weeks of the industrial Scalewatcher system being installed, local residents were contacting Harpersville Water Board to comment in the improvement to the water supply.
“We did not advise or inform the public that we had installed Scalewatcher”, said Theoangelo Perkins, Mayor of Harpersville. “However within weeks, customers started commenting about the water saying that the it was not as hard and tasted better”.
Local company, Water Processing And Well Supply, which has been operating within the water industry in Alabama for over 40 years, suggested to the Mayor that the Scalewatcher system would help alleviate Harpersville’s hard water problems, which regularly resulted in pipe corrosion, leaks and additional use of chlorine. Following a site survey, Al Chatham of Water Processing And Well Supply installed an Industrial Scalewatcher system onto a 6-inch pipe leading from the town’s well supply.
“We are pleased with the Scalewatcher results and the services of Water Processing And Well Supply”, said Theoangelo Perkins. “We plan to install two further units when funds become available.”
The environmentally friendly Scalewatcher provides a permanent solution to hard water problems without the need of chemicals, salt or maintenance. It works by producing a varying electronically applied force field, induced by a coil wrapped around the outside of the pipework, which keeps the minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale forming. The water’s increased solubility enables it to dissolve existing scale which is gradually flushed away.
The small town of Harpersville located in Shelby County, Alabama has a growing population, which at the last census was 1,620. Its water system, from well water, has a hardness rate of between 16 to 18 grains per gallon (gpg). With the US Geographic Survey classifying very hard water at 10.5 gpg, Harpersville water is extremely hard with high levels of calcium and magnesium. Hard water leads to scale forming in pipes, boilers, heat exchangers and water-fed equipment, such as kettles and washing machines, which result in poor water flow and the early renewal of capital equipment.