UV Water Treatment Systems

How it works and how SpringSoft can help you.

Did you know: Ultraviolet (UV) systems can destroy 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing your water’s taste or odor?

Ultraviolet (UV) is a safe, clean, easy-to-maintain method of assuring that water is free of bacteria. UV Water Purification uses Ultraviolet light, just like sunlight, to kill micro-organisms that may be in the water. It is a proven technology that has no significant drawbacks. In some applications, its initial cost is a bit more than chlorination, but because of its low operating cost, it quickly pays for itself. It is environmentally friendly and essentially trouble-free. Most ultraviolet water treatment systems require only an annual change of lamp – as simple as changing a light bulb – and a periodic change of the

Ultraviolet systems use special lamps or bulbs that emit UV light of a particular wavelength. The Ultraviolet energy attacks the genetic core of the microorganism and rearranges the DNA /RNA eliminating the microorganism’s ability to function and reproduce. If the microorganism can no longer reproduce, it cannot replicate, therefore it cannot infect other organisms with which has contact. The process is simple but effective, destroying 99.99 percent of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals to the water.

The quality or appropriateness of both the Ultraviolet (UV) light and of the ‘contact ‘, are crucial to accomplish disinfection. It is important to properly ‘size’ the Ultraviolet (UV) based upon the application. It is equally important to use a good pre-filter to remove any dirt or debris that may be present in the raw water supply. This dirt and debris can interfere with the effectiveness of the Ultraviolet (UV) rays – virtually giving the microorganism a shield to protect them when passing the Ultraviolet (UV) rays. The keyword here is quality.  System manufacturers strongly recommend that any pre and post filters be replaced at specified periods and that the Ultraviolet (UV) lamp be replaced on an annual basis or after 9,000 hours of use — whichever comes first.

Step 1.

- The first step for you if you are considering an Ultra Violet (UV) system is to get a bacterial water test carried out by an accredited lab. You can organise to have this done yourself or get in touch and we can organise it for you.
- If you are organising yourself the test itself should cost you anywhere between €120-€180 depending on the lab you use and the tests you require. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need further advice. We operate on a no obligation basis and are happy to provide you with any advice you need.

Step 2.

- Once you have your water tested you will need to have it analysed by somebody with experience in Ultra Violet (UV) systems.
- Our SpringSoft engineers are happy to do so and again we operate on a no obligation policy. We will take a look at your test results and give you free advice on what system you require based on the results of your water test. Each problem that needs Ultra Violet (UV) treatment will require a system capable of handling the specific micro-organism in your water supply.

Step 3.

Once you have an indication of the system you require for Ultra Violet (UV) purification, we can supply a quote for the equipment and installation and leave you to assess whether it is the Ultra Violet (UV) system for you.

Important Considerations

1. Ensure the company you choose has a knowledge of the specific bacteria or micro-organism present  in your water – if they did not ask you for this it is very unlikely they understand your needs and could suggest an unsuitable  system.

2. You may be eligible for a 75% Grant, from your local county council, for an Ultraviolet (UV) system if you are on a private well and meet certain requirements. SpringSoft have vast experience in guiding our customers through this process successfully. Our grants page has more information here!

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