What You Should Know About UV Disinfection

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When you turn on the tap to get a drink, fill up a pot for cooking, or take a shower, you might not give a second thought to what is in your water, but you really should. Municipal water suppliers must meet certain water quality standards for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean you are getting the best water you can. Your water may still contain microorganisms. There are several ways to remove these with water purification systems, but one of the best ways to do so is with UV disinfection.

What You Should Know About UV Disinfection

UV disinfection involves treating your water with UV light, or electromagnetic radiation with shorter wavelengths than visible light. Because of their length, these waves are able to attack microorganisms and change their genetic code so they cannot function or reproduce. As a result, microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and some pathogens are destroyed and unable to make anyone in your household sick.

Here are a few more things you should know about UV disinfection:

  • It is highly effective. UV disinfection eliminates 99.99% of viruses and bacteria in your water, so you don’t have to worry about becoming ill because of your water.
  • There are no chemical by-products. UV disinfection is growing in popularity because unlike other water treatment methods, it doesn’t use chemicals or have chemical by-products. This is better for your health and the environment.
  • The system is easy to maintain. Your UV disinfection system is easy to maintain because all you have to do is call our team at Progressive Water Solutions LLC for annual service.