Ultraviolet or UV disinfection or purification are used in water treatment and is a highly effective means of neutralizing microbes and prolong the life of water without the use of chemicals. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA), this is extremely efficient in eliminating their ability to reproduce. If you are on a private water supply, it is your responsibility to ensure your water’s safety. An Ultraviolet Sterilizer kills the bacteria and microorganisms that can infest water after is has been treated.
Installing a UV system on a municipal water supply provides peace of mind when aging municipal infrastructure fails. Aging infrastructure in many cities can lead to an increase in possible contamination. Ultraviolet technology can give peace of mind, knowing that you’re protected from many of the culprits of water contamination. A UV water purification system effectively destroys 99.9% of waterborne microorganisms.
While there are many advantages of UV water treatment, some attention must be paid to the challenges it poses.