Choosing a commercial water system for your food and beverage business
Whether you’re managing a restaurant, café, brewery, distillery or winery, choosing the proper commercial water filtration system is critical to the success and sustainability of your business.
Your water affects everything from the quality of your product to the life of your equipment to the overall experience of your clients and employees. Poor water quality costs you money without you even realizing it.
How customized water treatment systems benefit the food and beverage industry
Water is critical to food and beverage production for a variety of reasons:
Impact on taste: Water constitutes more than 90% of most beverages, making it a key ingredient. Apart from safety concerns, water has a significant impact on the overall quality and taste of your product.
This is especially true for “taste-sensitive” industries like coffee shops, cafes, distilleries and breweries that demand a precise and consistent flavor profile. Imagine the perfect beer recipe, for example, with everything sterile and sanitized. Even following every step, if your base water is off, the beer won’t taste as intended.
Product Integrity: When it comes to product integrity, consistency is key. Whether your water is sourced from a well or municipal water supply, it must be clear, colorless, odorless and tasteless. Changes in water quality create variations in the food or beverages you produce, reducing your overall product quality and hurting your brand. One bad batch of beer and your customers may disappear.
Damage to equipment and production delays: Even if water isn’t a critical ingredient in the production of your food or beverage, you likely rely on it for cleaning and sanitation, or to generate steam or power. Over time, poor-quality water damages or destroys equipment due to corrosion or sediment build-up. This results in production delays or shut downs and can cost thousands of dollars in ongoing maintenance, repairs or replacement.
Custom water filtration for a winery
Choosing the right commercial filtration system is a critical component to the food and beverage manufacturing process, whether you’re producing chocolate, soup – or wine! Treating water at a winery presents a particular challenge.
For example, we often disinfect systems with bleach and chlorine, but for a local winery, there could not be any chlorine in the building where wine is produced as even a trace of chlorine in the air causes cork to deteriorate and fail.
Another consideration for maintaining water quality was the different ways it’s used:
- Domestic water use
- Fire suppression
For this client, all water comes from the same well but is pumped, treated and stored in different ways. Because of the winery’s unique needs, our team got creative when developing a customized commercial water system.
We spent time with the owners, learning their process and what they needed from the water. We worked with the general contractor and the pump company to create a solution that worked for the winery and met all their requirements without the use of chlorine.
Custom water treatment systems in New Hampshire
Secondwind Water Systems knows how water quality impacts your business and your bottom line. In fact, we’ve been providing commercial water systems to New Hampshire businesses for more than 30 years. Our expertise in customizing water treatment systems for complex problems in large or small businesses is just one of the many reasons why we’re the region’s leader in commercial water treatment. Consider an on-site evaluation to ensure your water is high-quality.