Portable water treatment chlorination systems don’t have to be restricted to land. At least, we don’t think so. Since 1975, when our business opened its doors, our dedication to safe and usable water has extended from land to sea. Ship and barge water treatment might be an overlooked category, but it’s a very common thing to treat. When you are on board a ship, it’s important to keep freshwater safe from any contamination. We are able to treat your water for ship and barge use. But, there are also ways to prevent water from contamination. Make your water supply last and follow these steps when it comes to freshwater overseas.

Keep Freshwater Safe

It’s a timely process to make sure that your ship has safe freshwater. Notably, we use dedicated equipment when transferring freshwater from barges or ports. We make sure that throughout any step of the process, contamination is not a result during the transferring process. Since contamination mainly occurs in the distribution system, a suitable filtration system or strainer is mandatory.

Separate Spaces

First, keep drinking and washing water separate from any other water supply you might have on board. You’ll also want to isolate this water system from any oil tanks, or any other fluid that could easily contaminate your water. This is all about prevention; if something were to pierce another tank and leak into the water tank, it won’t be an ideal scenario. So, just keep it far away. If for some reason that’s not possible, due to limited space, make sure that you have a non-return valve should be fitted to prevent any back contamination.

Testing and Cleaning

Make sure that your fresh water tank has been tested. This should happen about every 12 months. When it comes to the storage tank, keep in mind that it should be designed in a way that is easily drained and cleaned. This will help immensely when refilling with sterilized water and cleaning with a 50 PPM chlorine solution.

The last thing you want to have happened is infected water while you’re away from any resources. In order to keep freshwater safe and drinkable, you need to take the above precautions. If you want to take it a step further, you can also take a freshwater generator to convert any salt water into potable water. Of course, this only works for a smaller ship or barge. This is not something that would be recommended for a larger crew.

As is common knowledge, salt water is not safe for consumption. So, in the sense of having safe, drinkable water on board, fresh water is necessary. With our experience and knowledge, we are able to provide that. Getting portable water on board may be a process, but it’s better if you do. With chlorination systems and a staff that works tirelessly, our service will have you safely drinking and using water overseas.

Practice safe water habits. Visit us online or call us today for any of our services. For more water safety insights, head on over to our blog.