UV Water Purification


how do they work?

A UV water purifier uses ultraviolet light to disinfect water  by deactivating harmful bacteria and viruses without using chemicals.

Ultraviolet water purification is the most effective method for disinfecting bacteria from the water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in your home’s water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA). This is extremely efficient in eliminating their ability to reproduce. Disinfecting your water with Ultraviolet light is exceptionally simple, effective and environmentally safe. UV systems destroy 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing your water’s taste or odor. UV water purification is usually used with other forms of filtration such as reverse osmosis systems or carbon block filters.   

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Lake water

Can You drink it?

If you own a lakeside home or cottage, you may already draw water directly from the lake for residential use. Because lake water can accumulate runoff, animal excretions, and pollution from boats and machinery, it is important to follow the proper filtration process before you do. Lake water is rarely drinkable, but with the proper filtration, you can have great tasting water. If you use your local lake for residential drinking water use, we want to help you in the process.

All you need to do is add UV purification system after your filter and before the home’s water supply for additional filtration. Water filters and softeners remove organic contaminants, sediment and make water appear clear, but will not remove most bacteria and viruses. UV systems are all effective against microorganisms. Installing it after the filter or water softener is important, as UV filters require clear water.

How does it work

UV Water Filtration

What does it Remove?
  • -Viruses
  • -Bacteria
  • -Cysts
  • -Coliform
  • -Salmonella
  • -Giardia
  • -E.coli
  • -Cryptosporidium
  • -Typhoid Fever
  • -Flu
  • -Polio
  • -Dysentery
  • -Cholera
  • -Meningitis
  • -Infectious Hepatitis

When to use a UV Water System

Is it right for you?

As with all water purification devices, the decision to buy any product should be based on how that product will impact water quality. That is, decide what you need to fix in your water, and then start looking for a product that will solve your problem. Not all water filtration or purification devices are created equal. Some products are designed to remove sediment, while some products will remove chemicals from the water. Other devices are designed to remove biological contamination. In the case of a UV system it is the latter. Anybody who is concerned about possible or proven microbiological contamination in their drinking water should consider a UV system. Do not look to UV to remove any chemicals from water nor to improve the taste and odor of the water. It simply isn't designed for it.

It is typically rural-living individuals who are interested in an ultraviolet light water filter and it is usually a bad water test that begins their journey through the sometimes confusing world of water purification. A bad water test is a test that shows the presence of e.coli or coliform bacteria. Both e.coli and coliform bacteria should not be present in a drinking water supply. Any laboratory that tests water will be able to test for the presence of these two bacteria. Once it's been established that either of these two bacteria are present in a water supply, it's left to the property owner to decide how to proceed. Most rural water professionals will offer two choices when it comes to dealing with bacteria in your water: UV or Chlorine.

Chlorine is an aggressive oxidizing agent. When it's added to water it very quickly attacks the tissues of bacteria or other microorganisms that might be present in the water. The trouble is chlorine also mixes with some of the naturally occurring chemicals in the water to produce harmful disinfection byproducts that end up in the drinking water.

UV, on the other hand, adds nothing to the water. It simply kills bacteria and other microorganisms as they pass by the UV lamp. Ultraviolet systems are comprised of a steel chamber into which a UV lamp is inserted. UV systems also include a power supply, sometimes called a ballast, for powering the lamp. Residential ultraviolet light water filters are usually plumbed on the main water line for a home or cottage.