The quality of drinking water can change with time and become contaminated with harmful bacteria. VIQUA’s Home and Tap families of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems offer a reliable, economical and chemical-free way to safeguard your drinking water. Our systems have been designed and tested to ensure quality drinking water is at everyone’s finger tips.
Regardless of your need, there is a VIQUA system to suit your requirements. Our Tap family – point of use systems that install under the sink, or “at the tap” – offers systems for water flows of 1 gpm to 4 gpm. Our Home family – point of entry systems that are plumbed in where your water enters your home – offers systems that range in flow rates from just 6 gpm for a small home or cottage, up to 18 gpm for a larger home or even a small business. Some of these systems even incorporate pre-filtration, saving you a step!
Short answer: everywhere! UV disinfection of drinking water has been growing steadily in popularity, as people search for a chemical-free option for ensuring their water is safe from microbiological contaminants.
Benefits of UV disinfection
- Easy to install and service
- Economical and energy efficient
- Addresses broader range of pathogens than chlorine*
- Recognized by regulators including USEPA
*Some protozoa like Cryptosporidium and Giardia are resistant to chlorination.
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You’re already considering water treatment, so you can probably already appreciate that groundwater is really not all that pure after all. It’s not uncommon for it to be “hard” or to contain iron, sulphur, or manganese. And that’s not changing. It’s there, and it’s always going to be there, so you know you have to treat for it.
But, what about bacteria, viruses, or parasites? Pathogens, like E.coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, can sicken your family or guests without notice. You won’t smell or taste these microbes, and they don’t make your water look dirty. And, unlike other water contaminants, microbiological contamination can change very quickly. It can be influenced by snowmelt, heavy rains, land-use, or leaking septic systems. That is why you are encouraged to test your well water regularly – once a year at a minimum. And day-to-day, for peace of mind, you can rely on disinfection.
Authorities like EPA and Health Canada recognize both chlorine and ultraviolet (UV) light as an effective means of disinfecting a water supply. So, how do you choose?