NO MAINTENANCE OR REPAIRS SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED BY USERS OF THE HOUSE
For Information only
The water treatment plant takes untreated borehole water from approximately 280 feet beneath Lihou and ‘scrubs’ it until it is 95% pure water. There are no chemicals added to the water during or after treatment. The water has a slight metallic and unfamiliar taste but is perfectly drinkable.
When the generator is started up the water treatment plant will automatically resume normal operation. The header tanks in the main house loft will fill and the cold taps throughout the house will operate normally.
Water for use in the toilets and showers as well as the hot water system is stored in header tanks in the loft of the main house. Water for the cold taps in all the bathrooms and the kitchen is drinking water and comes directly from the treatment plant.
The water stored for drinking is automatically ‘dumped’ and recycled at least once in any 24-hour period of house occupancy thus maintaining a good clean and fresh supply.
In the event of a breakdown
It will become apparent that there is something wrong with the system if any one of the following three incidents occurs:
- No cold water is available from the cold taps throughout the house.
- The toilets don’t refill with water after flushing.
- No hot water is available for the showers.
In the event of a breakdown and the resulting failure of the water supply, the warden should be contacted on mobile 07781 120421