(603) 736-4470

What is Ultraviolet Water Purification and What Are Its Advantages in New Hampshire Homes?

9351479204_7c237f372e_mNowadays, homeowners have many different options available to them to treat their home’s tap water. Different water systems use different techniques to remove contaminants from water, and each technique has its own particular advantages. One type of water treatment technique that is extremely effective in New Hampshire homes is ultraviolet water purification. Today we’re going to talk about what ultraviolet water purification is and how it kills some of the most dangerous contaminants you can find in tap water!

What is ultraviolet water purification?

Ultraviolet (UV) water purification is a method of water treatment that exposes contaminants to ultraviolet lights. UV rays are produced naturally by the sun and act as nature’s purification system for both water and air outside. A UV water treatment system mimics the sun’s purification process in a system that’s installed inside of your home.

How does an ultraviolet water system work?

An ultraviolet water system is connected to your home’s pipes. When water enters your home, it is directed into a chamber inside the system that shines UV rays directly onto the water. When dangerous contaminants are exposed to the UV rays, the DNA of the contaminants are damaged and they are rendered harmless and unable to reproduce.
Ultraviolet water purification can kill 99.99 percent of the contaminants in your water, including:

  • Deadly water pathogens like Giardia, E. coli and Cryptosporidium
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Organic matter
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Biological contaminants
  • Heavy metals

What are the advantages of ultraviolet water purification?

Many people who get their water from a private well will treat their water with chlorine. Although chlorine is a powerful disinfectant, it produces dangerous chemical byproducts in water and also gives off an offensive taste and smell. Ultraviolet light is a great alternative to chlorine because it does not add any chemicals to your water and it does not alter your water’s taste, smell or color.
Ultraviolet light purification is also great for homes who get their water from a public water supply. That’s because it will eliminate contaminants that are introduced in your water after it leaves the treatment plant and it will also kill contaminants that are known to be resistant to chlorine disinfection.
If you have any questions about ultraviolet water purification, or if you’d like a water system serviced or installed in your home, contact McBride’s Water Advantage, your water softener and water filtration system dealer in Epsom, New Hampshire. We provide service all over New Hampshire, including towns like Bow Center, Northwood and Deerfield, NH.
photo credit: lynsey_wells83 via photopin (license)