best quality mixing water is required for agriculture chemicals
Poor water quality affects the usability of many agricultural products including herbicides and wetting agents:
– Groundwater hardness causes deposits in inconvenient places: water taps, shower heads, spray nozzles, heater elements etc.
(see photo above of calcite build-up discovered in a groundwater transfer pipeline).
– inactivation of agricultural products through inferior quality mixing water: muddy, saline, hard, high and low pH (source: 2014 GRDC fact sheet) :