‘Do Not Drink’ Water Warnings

Recent reports from the BBC have once again highlighted a growing issue plaguing households across the UK: the rise in ‘do not drink water’ or ‘boil water’ warnings. The latest incident, which has affected hundreds of homes in Bramley, Surrey, is part of a worrying trend that has seen an increasing number of similar advisories issued over the past year. 

As a leading provider of advanced water filtration technology in the UK, Harvey Water Softeners understand the paramount importance of clean, fresh, and filtered water. Our mission is to provide households with reliable and efficient solutions that guarantee the highest standards of water quality, free from harmful contaminants.

A Troubling Trend: Frequent Water Contamination Alerts

In the last 12 months, the UK has experienced an alarming number of ‘do not drink’ and ‘boil water’ notices. These warnings, prompted by various contamination incidents, highlight significant vulnerabilities in our water supply infrastructure. Some notable occurrences include:

  • October 2023, Lancashire: Hundreds of residents were advised not to drink tap water after routine testing revealed the presence of harmful bacteria.
  • January 2024, South East England: A ‘do not drink’ notice was issued following the detection of chemical pollutants in the water supply, impacting thousands of homes.
  • March 2024, Yorkshire: Contamination from agricultural runoff led to a boil water advisory, disrupting daily life for many families.
  • April 2024, Greater Manchester: Another advisory was issued due to the detection of E. coli in the water supply, highlighting ongoing issues with infrastructure and water treatment processes.
  • May 2024, Devon: A ‘Boil Water’ advisory was issued due to the detection of the Cryptosporidium parasite in domestic water supplies, highlighting ongoing issues with infrastructure and water treatment processes.
  • May 2024, Surrey: Hundreds of homes in Bramley receive a ‘do not drink’ water notice after Thames Water carried out tests on the water supply due to the presence of a fuel leak. Customers have been advised to avoid using tap water to brush teeth or prepare food, even after boiling.

These incidents underscore the growing and more frequent risk of water contamination and the urgent need for effective solutions to ensure the safety and quality of our drinking water.

The Imperative for Home Water Filtration

Our home water filtration systems are designed to provide a robust, long-term solution to water contamination issues. Here’s why investing in a water filtration system is essential:

Comprehensive Protection: Our filters are capable of removing a wide range of contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, parasites like cryptosporidium, and chemical pollutants. This ensures that every drop of water from your tap is safe to drink.

Convenience and Peace of Mind: With our filtration systems, you no longer need to worry about boiling water or relying on bottled water. Enjoy clean and safe water straight from your tap, 24/7.

Cost-Effective: Over time, investing in a home water filtration system is more economical than continuously purchasing bottled water, boiling your water supply or dealing with the health costs associated with waterborne illnesses.

Environmental Impact: By reducing the need for bottled water and kettle usage, our filtration systems also help in minimizing plastic waste and energy use, contributing to a healthier planet.

Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety

Harvey Water Softeners are committed to providing top-of-the-line water filtration solutions tailored to meet the needs of UK households. Our products undergo rigorous testing and comply with the highest industry standards, ensuring they deliver unmatched performance and reliability.

We believe that access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental right. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you choose the right filtration system for your home and providing ongoing support to ensure optimal performance.

The recent Cryptosporidium scare is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities in our water supply system. By investing in a reliable water filtration system, you can take control of your water quality, protect your family’s health, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your drinking water is safe.

Don’t wait for the next advisory. Safeguard your water today with our cutting-edge filtration technology. Contact us to learn more about our products and how we can help you achieve the highest standards of water purity in your home.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us by submitting a form or call our customer service team. Let’s work together to ensure that your home always has access to clean, fresh, and filtered water.

Profine ZERO Reverse Osmosis Filter System

Pure H20, no contaminants

Our latest, high-tech Reverse Osmosis water filter system. Designed to deliver 24/7 fresh and clean, filtered drinking water direct to you.

  • Carbon Block pre filter
  • Position: Under-sink mounted with 3 possible orientations.
  • Key function: Taste, odours, heavy metals, PFAS (forever chemicals) and dissolved salt
  • Flow rate: 3 litres/minute
  • Capacity: 7,000L
  • Servicing: Yearly Harvey Engineer Service
  • Compatible with: N/A
Harvey TwistLock Carbon Drinking Filter

Harvey Complete TwistLock Water Filter System

1-Stage Filtration

Our Harvey carbon water filter is a typical water filter that can be installed in a variety of locations. It uses a TwistLock cartridge for easy replacements.

  • Coconut carbon filter
  • Position: Variable
  • Key function: Taste, odours and particulates
  • Flow rate: 2 litres/minute
  • Capacity: 5,700 litres
  • Servicing: Yearly replacement
  • Compatible with: Harvey TwistLock Filter Cartridges

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