Disinfecting your drinking water with ultraviolet light (UV) makes good sense. It’s exceptionally effective, it’s environmentally safe, it’s well proven, and it’s the way of the future for water disinfection requirements around the globe.
When bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms are exposed to germicidal UV light at a particular wavelength (253.7 nanometers) their reproductive capabilities are destroyed, which means that they are inactivated and no longer pose a threat to human health.
Ultraviolet disinfection systems channel water past submerged lamps that emit lethal dose of UV energy, destroying any pathogens. The strength of a dose is a product of the UV light intensity and exposure time.
Not only is it safe and highly effective, UV does not change the taste, colour, or odour of water. It simply removes the risk of illness caused by microbial contamination, making water safe to drink.