UV Light Treatment
Ultraviolet light treatment is designed to be used as point-of-entry systems effectively treating your entire water supply before it enters your home. UV treatment is specifically designed to treat water contaminated by common bacterial organisms.
While most well water is free from bacterial organisms ultraviolet light adds a layer of protection and is an extremely cost effective solution. It’s important that any treatment system is properly installed and regularly maintained.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT WATER TREATMENT?
UV is a form of light/radiation not visible to the naked eye. It removes living organisms and organic contaminants from water by passing water through a UV light source. This irradiates the contaminants altering their DNA and preventing them from reproducing while rendering them inert. A UV system produces light in a narrow range of wavelengths known to kill most common viruses, bacteria and protozoa.
UV light is especially effective as a point-of-entry system for residential homes. Flow rate is important in order to keep the water under the light source long enough to kill contaminants. This system relies on water clarity so if your well suffers from turbidity or sediment issues you may need to pass it through a pre-filter before UV treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UV LIGHT WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS?
A UV system can be wired to start and stop with your well pump saving energy and lengthening bulb life. UV light effectively kills 99.9% of biological contaminants including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. They are relatively low maintenance but must be kept clean in order to maximize effectiveness. Some units have an automatic cleaning function further lessening maintenance. Bulbs last approximately 9000 hours or about a year.
Used in conjunction with filtration a UV light system adds another layer of protection to your water safety efforts. UV light is environmentally friendly, a chemical free process, effective and essentially trouble free.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A UV WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR MY WELL?
UV light system is specifically designed to treat biological contaminants including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Used in conjunction with filtration it can be a part of a total treatment system. We can help you to test your well to determine if contaminants are present and can advise you if a UV system is right for you. We can then explain the benefits, maintenance and costs of installing a UV system either alone or with a filtration system component.
- Well water
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- Water coolers
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Destroys (by 99%)
- Harmful bacteria