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.
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 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.
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