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We’re Hiring!

Kirton is a forward thinking specialised UK wide water treatment business with over 40 years experience in the industry. We are looking to recruit a Water Treatment Service Engineer, with specific experience in working with water softeners & reverse osmosis systems to support our continued growth. The successful candidate will be given the industry specific training and support, as well as taking on a vital role within the business.


  • Water Treatment Service Engineer
  • Servicing water treatment equipment, working on water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, dosing units and chemicals
  • Previous experience of working on systems specified above
  • Conversant with the water treatment industry and legislation
  • Have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Have good client -facing and organisational skills
  • Full drivers licence
  • Based in the Midlands or South West of UK would be preferable                      


  • Company vehicle and phone
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive Salary
  • Full training and support

If you’re an experienced engineer within the water treatment sector with good previous exposure to softeners & reverse osmosis systems, please get in touch to find out more about this position.

Please send any CV’s to

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Kirton team

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Kirton features in Car Wash News

Jon West, Kirton’s MD, recently featured in Car Wash News discussing the golden period ahead for the car wash industry. You can read the article below:

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Industrial Waste Water

The UK faces a real challenge ahead in the form of wastewater compliance, regulatory changes, and equipment/ infrastructure replacement. The nation’s pipes, pumps and treatment plants are straining under this mounting pressure. Whether it’s a sudden downpour, a new commercial development, or an unexpected pollutant showing up in the wastewater, utilities are having to adapt their procedures and systems to meet these ever-shifting demands.  

The scarcity of water resulting from economic and population growth is considered a genuine fear for humanity, and is now an undisputable constraint for sustainable development. There are limited options to confront the challenges of our freshwater shortage problem; these routes include:

  • Desalination
  • Water conservation efforts
  • Recycling and reuse of process and wastewater
  • Rainfall infrastructure projects

Here at Kirton, we look to monitor, adapt and innovate new systems to recycle & reuse marginalised sources of water. We provide a full range of focussed water treatment technologies from small scale systems up to full turnkey tailored projects. A partnership with Kirton secures our expertise and will help you realise an effectual, practical solution for your water and wastewater treatment requirements.

A full-scale turnkey project we managed for a major poultry producer is a prime example – due to tougher restrictions being made compulsory by the EA, the company had to act. The wastewater being produced by the processing facility was untreated and unsuitable for discharge to the local drain. We were approached to design and engineer a solution to treat the effluent, ensuring it met with consent levels so discharge to a local stream was possible. The system has now been in successful operation for 18 months, generating significant savings with a speedy return on investment for the end client.

To see how Kirton can support you and to discuss the benefits of our combined technologies please contact us here.

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Introduction – Water Treatment & Recycling

Kirton is a well established name in the water industry with over 50 years experience in engineering bespoke water purification equipment and service solutions from our manufacturing base in Melton Mowbray. 

Using numerous filtration technologies, many different types of water systems have been designed, manufactured, and installed over the years for applications such as car-wash re-use, grey water recovery for agriculture, desalination plants for drinking, & borehole treatment for food processing.   

The aim is to provide a high level of expertise and workmanship, delivering fit-for-purpose bespoke water systems on time and to budget that last for years to come.

Here are some of the areas we can help with:

•           Reverse Osmosis plants (RO Water) including upgrading, repairing, and servicing

•           Multi-media filtration & Iron removal

•           Water Softeners, Ion Exchange cylinders & Carbon Filters

•           Rainwater Harvesting System

•           Borehole systems

•           Wastewater & Effluent treatment plants including MBR, DAF, Screening, pH correction & UF filtration

•           Demineralisation, Deionised & EDI units

•           Desalination Systems (Sea Water)

•           Chlorine Dioxide Generators

•           Electro-chlorination Systems

•           pH Correction Systems

•           Oil Separation and remediation

•           Leachate treatment

•           Pump Booster sets

•           Tanks and Storage Solutions

•           Vehicle wash and recycle systems including jet washes, car washes for cleaning all types of vehicles

•           Servicing of equipment & breakdown call outs

•           System Chlorination’s

•           Chemicals, Spares, Membranes, & other consumable parts

We have a nationwide network of service specialists who can attend site and complete a full diagnostic report on all existing equipment to either improve, refurbish, or offer a new more cost effective solution. 

With the cost of water, tankering away, increasing at an alarming rate and discharge consent levels for rivers, drains & sewers being closely monitored by the EA ,the need for recycling has never been more imperative.

You can contact us here with any questions, enquiries or if you’d like a free survey and cost saving analysis. 

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Christmas Opening Times

We are closing for Christmas on Thursday 24th December, with our last order shipping date on Monday 21st December. We will reopen for business on Monday 4th January.

If you require critical spares, chemicals or an urgent order prior to the Christmas shutdown please contact us at or 01509 504565. We will do our very best to deliver them before the closing period.

We hope you all have Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and look forward to continue working with you in 2021.

Warm regards,

The Kirton team


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Insight: Jon West – MD of Kirton Water Treatment Services

With what has been a commercially challenging year for everyone, our thoughts must go out to those most effected by Covid -19.  Throughout the year we’ve built on our core strengths in the vehicle wash market, reinforcing our activities with the major wash manufacturers and extending our service penetration around the whole country. In parallel, we also successfully completed several significant projects with industrial clients where a custom-built, engineered solution was required.

Highlights included ;

  • UPVC Window Manufacturer: the design, build and installation of a PH correction and monitoring system followed by an automated system to control their Powder Coating process, encompassing water treatment and chemical management.
  • Fruit Farm: design, build and installation of a turnkey water treatment system to utilise the clients own water sources to clean and irrigate crops via use of RO and other advanced water treatment technologies.
  • Poultry Farm Hatchery: a truly complex system, integrated with the existing wastewater management units to create a complete and compliant wastewater system which utilised Ultra Filtration membranes as it’s core. 

It’s extremely rewarding that we have been able to employ these solutions as it further heightens our reputation in the industrial wastewater and reclamation sectors. Our pipeline for enquiries in these areas is the highest it has ever been, and we look forward to successfully deploying further solutions for our growing client base.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have remained open and completed many interesting and differing projects through these turbulent times which has demonstrated the increasing focus on efficient water usage in the UK. What has also continued to strengthen during this period has been our service support activity. Many of our customers have been examining their requirements here, as either water usage has increased or the focus on clean water regulation has grown. We will all have been reading about the Governments agenda for Carbon neutrality and there will be no surprise that the Water Efficiency agenda is an integral part of this.  In collaboration with Waterwise, all of the UK water utility companies are supporting the ‘’water efficiency strategy’’ which focuses on both domestic and industrial water use . It’s purpose is to enable all homes and businesses to become water efficient everywhere and every day.

As we approach the end of 2020 the pandemic is still around us, but I’m hopeful this will subside in the next 6-12 months, enabling a return to a normal life. What is clear though, is that the focus on improvements in water utilisation and cleanliness is increasing. Whatever sector you are involved in this is happening now, and at Kirton we have been positioning ourselves to scale up our activities as the demand escalates. We have a very strong projection of work, some traditional but much of it is coming from a wider and diverse industry group. To this end we are well placed to support our current and new clients’ needs going forwards. We are very proud of our applications engineering skills at Kirton and pride ourselves on excellence in customer service. If you have a specific need, and are not sure of the solution, please contact us and we will help you address the problem in the most efficient and sustainable way.

Thanks to all our clients for their continued support,  Best Wishes for Christmas/New Year and we look forward to working with you in 2021.

Jon West

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Kirton team achieve City and Guilds certification

We are pleased to announce that 7 members of staff have recently achieved City and Guilds certification for Disinfection of Hot and Cold Water Systems  (WH005) , this industry recognised accreditation forms part of our on-going training and development program and reinforces our commitment to provide up to date safe working methods and procedures for all our clients. Congratulations to all attendees.

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Coronavirus Update

Following the latest restrictions, we wanted to reassure you that in line with Government advice, Kirton remains open for business. The safety of both our clients and colleagues is paramount so we continue to adopt strict safety measures. 

During these challenging times, we continue to provide essential collaboration to the road transportation network, NHS support services, UK MOD, railways and fuel retailing facilities. Our manufacturing, City and Guilds accredited hygiene and service divisions remain open and fully responsive, whilst continuing to follow current government guidelines for safe working.

We wish to thank all our staff, clients and industry partners for their sustained support during this challenging period.

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Interceptor ready for action

A 16000Litre underground waste water interceptor ready for collection from our factory.

A three-stage interceptor is a filter system which separates common oils and contaminants from waste water . The pollutants are then stored in the interceptor to be removed and disposed of appropriately.


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