About Us

LCF and Associates Pty Ltd began operation in 2002. LCF is a group of consulting Engineers involved in mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering projects. LCF provides specialist engineering services related to design, construction and commissioning of water purification units powered by renewable energy as well as design and commissioning of large scale contaminated groundwater treatment in the Sydney area.

LCF and Associates researches, designs and build best practice tailored solutions for life’s tricky engineering problems, like the Living Water Wheel, inexpensive plug and play prevention for water born disease in remote regions around the world.

Located in Padstow,  NSW, Australia.

How green is the product? Is it safe?

The whole water treatment is done with reusable materials.
Independent from fossil fuel or electrical network. Since the energy comes from a PV panel and/or wind turbine daylight will do. For the night hours the battery, which is charged by the unit will give water for another 2 or more hours.
The process emits no greenhouse gasses nor generates any environmental degrading waste.
No chemicals are used so the natural taste of the water is preserved.

For the tech heads... How does it work?

Solar Panel and/or wind turbine charges up a 12-volt Battery. A small pump pushes polluted or contaminated water source through a 5.0 micron Sediment Filter and then through a Carbon Filter  through reverse osmosis membrane and UV lamp.
This removes Giardia and Cryptosporidium ,Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), Chlorine and Chlorine By-Products, Sediment, Bad Taste, Odors, Color, Smell, and many other Harmful Chemicals and Contaminants

What Maintenance does it require?

Simple, tested and robust technology and construction is built in to every Living Water Wheel.
All materials as well as the applied technology are based on the intensive use in remote and tropical areas. Can be installed, operated and maintained by people with no technical education or background.
Keep the solar panel clean as it gets dirty the electrical charge ability will degrade. Depending on the suspended matter in your water source you will need to wash out the 5 micron sediment filter. You will know when to do this as you water flow will be reducing.Change sediment filter & carbon filter every six month. RO membrane every three to four years.

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