Grape grower Dino Sigismondi reckons it was a "very good day" when he first installed the DELTA technology on his drip irrigation system.
Since then Dino, from South Australia's Riverland, has added another five DELTA units to his vineyard operation after the technology proved successful in banishing algae from irrigation systems.
"The units keep the dripper lines clean," Dino says.
"Since installing them I haven't had to chlorinate the drippers and I used to do that twice a year.
"We've now got a clean irrigation system, a more efficient system, the pressure is higher and the vines look a lot healthier too.
"Since we installed the first DELTA we haven't looked back."
Renmark-based irrigation agronomist Trevor Sluggett says many growers are so pleased with the results after installing the DELTAwater solutions technology, they've returned for more units.
Trevor, who works with Riverland-based firm River Rain Irrigation, says interest in the Australian water treatment product is increasing as growers hunt for ways to boost irrigation system efficiency, lower water use and improve yields. "If you are talking hard water and a need to stop or reduce scale, or if you have salinity issues, high-salt issues or biological activity, you will get quality advice from the DELTAwater team," he said. "They will do a water test in their own water testing laboratory then provide advice on your best option.
"The good thing about dealing with DELTA is they have a range of units with different strengths for particular situations.
"A unit needed for softening hard water on the Darling might be a different grade to a unit needed to minimise biological activity and sludge build up in drip-hoses in Renmark. DELTAwater solutions can cater for that."
Alex and Dianne Panov founded DELTAwater solutions in Newcastle more than 25 years ago to address problems including scale, iron, salinity and corrosion in irrigation, industrial, mining, domestic and garden systems.
The award-winning company distributes its 100 per cent Australian product across Australia and overseas.
The good thing about dealing with DELTA is they have a range of units with different strengths for particular situationsIrrigation agronomist Trevor Sluggett