UV Water Filters for City Water
Is a UV Water Filter Necessary if on City Water?
Ultraviolet water disinfection is considered to be a "final barrier solution" for the water coming into the home.
While the U.S. has some of the cleanest water in the world, the ever-increasing threat of leaching pipes, corrosion, and plant power outages are very real causes for concern. Despite treatment at municipal water plants, harmful waterborne microbes may still be found in household water.
There are a variety of factors that point to the need for final barrier technology to ensure household water is safe. For example, research conducted by Dr. Charles P. Gerba, a well-known expert in the field of microbiology of water and professor of environmental science at the University of Arizona, found that contamination of distribution systems (pipes carrying water to homes), either through intrusion or main breakage is widespread.
Waterborne pathogens cannot be removed 100% of the time by conventional water treatment processes (in municipal water treatment plants), and water-based pathogens often grow in distribution systems.
The VIQUA VT1 UV system treats water at 1 GPM making it perfect for low-flow applications such as single faucets and water fountains. Its compact size makes the VT1 easy to handle and install. The VIQUA VT1 features a simple indicator light and is capable of 100-240V, 50-60Hz. 10 year warranty on UV chamber.
Why do I Need a UV Light Water Purifier?
In simple terms, many homeowners that receive their water from a municipal water supplier (and that's 80% of us) are looking for a water purification system to provide peace of mind and assured protection from bacteria and viruses. Ultraviolet water sterilizers use UV light to destroy 99.99% of harmful illness-causing microorganisms in water.
Isn't My City Water Clean?
3 Reasons to Install a UV Water Sterilizer If on City Water
Even after water has been treated at the municipal water treatment plant, contaminants can still be found in our water supply:
- Thousands of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals are not monitored or treated by city water suppliers.
- The aging water utility infrastructure in the U.S. is leaving some cities and towns vulnerable to contamination in their drinking water.
- Boil water advisories are common and inconvenient. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates a water main breaks in the U.S. every two minutes, often resulting in the issuance of a boil water advisory (BWA).
- During a BWA, businesses and households lose access to clean, safe water and should boil drinking water, empty ice makers and prepare food with only purified water until the notice is lifted.
- Typical home water filter systems cannot protect against water-borne bacteria
- With a UV water filter system installed for your home, you would not be inconvenienced by a boil water advisory, but can continue to use your water, as normal.
UV Water Filtration Gives Peace of Mind
As a long-established and highly regarded form of water treatment, ultraviolet water disinfection systems are used around the world in millions of homes. Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purification is a proven technology that uses UV light to kill harmful microorganisms in water.
In simple terms, UV systems kill microbes by exposing water to the right light wavelength, thus destroying the DNA of bacteria, fungi, protozoans, viruses, and cysts so they can no longer reproduce. Ultraviolet water purification is effective, environmentally friendly, reliable, quick, clean, safe, economical, and essentially trouble free. Learn more about ultraviolet water purification technology.
NOTE: UV systems are easily installed on your water supply line after any other water treatment equipment. In areas with hard water, customers often install a water softener in front of the UV system. A sediment pre-filter is also commonly used to keep silt, dirt and other particulates in ground water from hindering the UV lamp's ability to deactivate water-borne microorganisms in the water.
If you have questions, a water specialist is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Central: (877) 377-9876.
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