Cranmore Farm Bore Water Treatment


Two common contaminants in groundwater in Western Australia are salt and dissolved iron. A sheep farmer north of Perth was running out of water during the summer months and only had brackish groundwater with a high level of dissolve iron as an alternative water supply. Moerk Water installed an easy to use, automated membrane filtration system with an iron removal pretreatment system to secure the water supply on the farm. Following the success of the first unit, Moerk Water installed a second membrane filtration unit on the farm with 4 times the capacity of the first. These units are constructed from quality materials, are built to Australian-German engineering standards and are both run on solar power meaning that they can be located anywhere on the farm and can produce water where it is needed most. Moerk Water keep in touch regularly with the client as part of its After care service program.


Project Outcomes: 


  • Treatment unit successfully removed iron and salt from bore water supply
  • Secured water supply on sheep farm north of Perth
  • After success of initial unit, farmer installed additional Moerk Water unit with a capacity four times the size of original unit
  • Both units are powered by solar energy, allowing for a decentralised supply and minimal infrastructure
  • Capability Farming & Agriculture
  • Feedwater Bore water, well water
  • Water Quality Red Flags Salinity, high iron
  • Primary Water Treatment Membrane Desalination
  • Project Outcomes