If you have a private water supply, it is important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring your water’s safety. Well water may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, and cysts, which can be dangerous to humans, pets, and livestock.
Ultraviolet (UV) water filtration systems are the best way to disinfect the private water supply for your home, cottage, or farm. They come in a range of sizes and can be used to sanitize water for a single tap or for an entire property.
Our UV water filter systems are safe to use, clean, and simple to install. They require very little energy and minimal maintenance. They are also available in a variety of sizes and for a number of applications, including residential and commercial.
How Does UV Water Treatment Work?
UV filter systems will expose your water to ultraviolet light that attacks the genetic code of microorganisms, by breaking the molecular bonds of their DNA/RNA.
This process is designed to eliminate a microorganism’s ability to function and reproduce. If a microorganism can no longer reproduce, it cannot replicate and infect other organisms that it comes into contact with.
UV water treatment is estimated to kill or inactivate 99.9% of microorganisms and prevent them from infecting other creatures, sanitizing the water as a result. UV systems can be a great way to protect against common bacteria like E.coli and coliform.
The Benefits of UV Water Filtration Systems
After installation, a UV water system can supply contaminant-free drinking water for your family, your business, or your livestock in a simple yet effective manner.
One of the other major benefits of UV filter systems is that the process of exposing water to ultraviolet light can be done without adding any chemicals to your water supply. If you are a homeowner or farmer, this can save you from needing to filter chemicals from your drinking water supply after UV disinfection.
UV systems can also be easily used in combination with other filter systems, such as reverse osmosis water filtration systems, to eliminate additional contaminants in your water supply. These types of systems are recommended in situations where you have identified contaminants that are non-organic or if your water contains hardier microorganisms, for example, Giardia or Cryptosporidium cysts.
The bulbs used for UV light disinfection will need to be changed on an annual basis — if you are looking for professional assistance with maintenance for your UV system, please contact our team for more information.
At Canadian Water Conditioning, we install and service all makes and models of UV water filtration systems and stan