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We are all concerned with keeping our water clean and free of microbial contamination. UV sanitation is the most effective way to disinfect bacteria from water. UV systems are responsible for destroying 99.9% of harmful microorganisms without the need for adding chemicals that may change your water’s taste or result in an odor.
UV sanitation systems are used in various applications ranging from the purification of drinking water to disinfecting the water supply of entire townships. Further, UV sanitation for water has been recognized as both a safer and more cost-effective method of disinfecting water for industrial applications.
Today, Optimum will be exploring the power of UV sanitation, including how it keeps your water clean. It’s always a good idea to have some knowledge of how your drinking water is treated. After reading this article, you’ll know the basics of UV sanitation, including the seven most significant benefits of this type of water purification. Let’s get started!
What is UV Sanitation?
In UV sanitation technology, ultraviolet light is used for the disinfection of viruses, bacteria, mold, algae, and a variety of other microorganisms. UV sanitation is responsible for destroying the DNA of the microorganisms, leaving them dead and unable to multiply. This system is used for the disinfection of drinking water, wastewater disinfection, surface disinfection, and process water disinfection.
UV systems are highly recommended for homeowners who suspect that E. coli, giardia, cryptosporidium, or any other type of harmful virus or bacteria has contaminated their water supply. While these homeowners can kill the microorganisms in their water by adding chemical disinfectants, this isn’t recommended due to the toxic byproducts created by this process. On the other hand, UV sanitation is a chemical-free process that won’t introduce these potentially harmful byproducts.
The Benefits of UV Sanitation
There are many advantages of using UV sanitation to keep your drinking water supply clean. While other disinfection methods (such as adding chemicals to your water) come with their fair share of cons, UV sanitation is an all-around safe and effective method. Here are some of the most valuable benefits of UV sanitation:
- All-natural: UV sanitation is nature’s way of purification.
- Effective: All known microorganisms are susceptible to UV light.
- Chemical-free: The UV purification process doesn’t use any chemicals or leave behind harmful byproducts in your water supply.
- No taste or odor: While other methods of purification can leave your water tasting foul or create an odor, UV does not cause any impact on the taste or smell of your water.
- Environmentally friendly: UV sanitation uses very little energy – about the same amount of energy needed to run a 60-watt light bulb.
- Low maintenance: Unlike other water purification methods, UV sanitation is a set-it-and-forget-it type of system – all you’ll need to do is change the UV bulb annually.
- Cost-effective: Compared to other water purification methods, UV sanitation has the lowest operating costs.
How to Choose the Right UV System for Your Home
Now that you know the benefits of using UV sanitation to keep your home’s water clean, you’re probably interested in purchasing a system for yourself. To choose the right UV system for your home, you need to consider your individual demands.
It is recommended that homeowners who draw water from a private water supply treat their entire home. To choose a UV system that can make the greatest impact, the size of your UV system is crucial. Put simply, your UV system must match your household’s peak demand flow rate. The more bathrooms that you have in your home, the higher your flow rate demand. Take the time to do the necessary research to ensure you get the right size UV system for your home.
Enjoy Clean Water Anytime with Optimum!
Keeping your water fresh and safe to drink should be a priority. Still, you can always do more to ensure you and your family have convenient access to clean drinking water. One of the best ways? A bottleless water system from Optimum!
At Optimum, our passion is to offer bottleless water systems that make enjoying clean water easy and cost-effective. Our systems feature a 5-stage filtration process that keeps your water free of chemicals and tasting great. Best of all, with our seven-day free trial, you can test out one of our systems for yourself and experience the benefits! Find the right system for your home or office today.