If your source water isn’t disinfected prior to reaching your home, you should consider adding a step in your filtration process to do so. The only way to be confident your water is free of pathogenic microbes is to destroy them through disinfection. Although widely used for disinfection, chlorine has several disadvantages. It can react with natural organic materials found in your water to produce strong odors, unpleasant taste and even harmful by-products such as chloroform and trihalomethanes.
UV disinfection avoids the use of chemicals eliminating these challenges and risks. UV disinfection has been widely utilized around the world for over 100 years with great success.
UV disinfection works as water passes through the disinfection chamber and ultraviolet light sterilizes anything that has nucleic acids including pathogens, Salmonella, Hepatitis and E. coli. UV disinfection is equally effective against protozoan organisms such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.