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BANGKOK 21 June 2019 04:14
Dario

Dirty water we have to pay for in rural Isaan

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Hi everyone,

we live in a small rural Isaan village in northern Surin province. Our village has a water cleaning system  and every house is connected to the water supply. Even though after having already had yellow water and the puyai had received 200'000 Baht to renew the system, we have again terribly dirty water. The water looks yellow like piss, sorry for this word. The nearby temple abbot had a team to drill an artesian well 35+ meters deep. The water comes out quite clean, but the next morning the water is again dirty.  I wonder why? People in our village have complained countless times to the puyai baan, but complaints bring nothing. The water remains dirty. The problem is also washing clothes. We have lots of white clothes, some expensive like our daughters Nike tennis wear, all which suffer tremendously. Having a 2'000 l water tank doesn't help. The dirty water goes in there as dirty as it comes from the street and feeds our hot water washing machine.

 

I appeal to my fellow TV members. What can we do? Any constructive help is very much appreciated

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Just now, VocalNeal said:

Buy your own filter system?

If the water is only used for (dish) washing etc. then a filter does not cost a fortune.

Most likely it's sediment that causes the problem.

 

For a start you can try/test the cheap sediment filter cartridges.

Do you have a pump attached after the tank?

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4 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

If the water is only used for (dish) washing etc. then a filter does not cost a fortune.

Most likely it's sediment that causes the problem.

 

For a start you can try/test the cheap sediment filter cartridges.

Do you have a pump attached after the tank?

Yes, a strong pump is attached after the tank. Could you recommend us what kind of filter to buy, I guess there are so many to choose from. HomePro is only about 70 km away from our home.

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Posted (edited)

Not probably piratical space-wise but the late King recommended gravity fed sand and gravel filters.

 

Either on this forum or "the other one" there is a guy with a settling basin on top of his car port !! 

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9 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Put a filter between tank outlet and pump.

Can be one or two stage.

Typical housings are for 10 inch cartridges.

Highly recommended to buy housings and filter cartridges online.

Prices at hardware shops can be silly exaggerated.

Cheapest I got was 22 Baht for 5 micron cartridge and 27 Baht for 1 micron (ordered in 50 piece packages)

Since we have our own well the consumption has gone down much.

Need to change the cartridge only about every month or so.

With the village water is was dirty after a few days.

 

Example picture for a two stage filter:

 

colandas.jpg

I very much appreciate your suggestion, Khun BENQ! Would I find this at HomePro, or might I buy it better on Lazada? I'll send you pictures via PM of the location of the tank and pump.

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27 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

If you put a glass/jug of the dirty water aside does it eventually go clear? 

 

This will give some idea of what the problem is. 

Yes, it does. We have a large water bucket with lid on top in the bathroom, When we put dirty water inside, after a day or two, three it gets clear and the dirt settles on the ground. As illustration I will PM y you 2 pictures one with a blue shirt soaked in "clean" water from the large bucket and one from the toilet, Mind you, the toilet itself is sparkling clean, we clean it 3-4 times a day ...

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46 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Put a filter between tank outlet and pump.

Can be one or two stage.

Typical housings are for 10 inch cartridges.

Highly recommended to buy housings and filter cartridges online.

Prices at hardware shops can be silly exaggerated.

Cheapest I got was 22 Baht for 5 micron cartridge and 27 Baht for 1 micron (ordered in 50 piece packages)

Since we have our own well the consumption has gone down much.

Need to change the cartridge only about every month or so.

With the village water is was dirty after a few days.

 

Example picture for a two stage filter:

 

colandas.jpg

PM with pictures sent.

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9 minutes ago, Dario said:

Yes, it does. We have a large water bucket with lid on top in the bathroom, When we put dirty water inside, after a day or two, three it gets clear. As illustration I will PM y you 2 pictures one with a blue shirt soaked in "clean" water from the large bucket and one from the toilet, Mind you, the toilet itself is sparkling clean, we clean it 3-4 times a day ...

PM with pictures sent.

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Thank you Jay. Looks like a more expensive alternative.

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