What are the benefits of ultraviolet technology?
Ultraviolet (UV) technology is more effective than chemicals in destroying certain waterborne contaminants without altering the taste of water. This means that UV technology is a practical process for treating water used for drinking and food preparation.
The use of UV disinfection to treat water supply is not only more effective than traditional treatments, it is also an environmentally responsible alternative. UV treatment is safe and chemical-free, as it does not produce any disinfection by-products. In addition, UV technology does not alter the water’s chemistry or its constituents, such as: pH, taste, odour or colour.
A residential UV disinfection system is an affordable capital investment. This technology carries a low operational cost. For example, the ongoing energy used by a UV disinfection system in an average-sized home is comparable to the amount of energy required by a 40-watt bulb!