How Is Ultraviolet Light Used To Purify Drinking Water?

How Is Ultraviolet Light Used To Purify Drinking Water?

UV Water Purification

A variety of harmful microorganisms can be found in untreated water. These contaminants can cause a variety of health problems, illnesses, and diseases including:

  • Legionnaires disease
  • Food poisoning
  • Typhoid fever
  • Dysentary
  • E. Coli
  • Hepatitis
  • Influenza
  • Cholera


Ultraviolet (UV) light is an invisible light that has a wavelength from 200 to 300 nanometers. UV light systems are able to destroy a variety of bacteria, viruses, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and algae. When contaminated water is exposed to UV light in an UV water purification system, the microorganisms are killed making the water safe to drink again..

Benefits of UV Water Purification Systems

  • Chemical-free
  • Effective
  • Easy to use
  • Destroys bacteria, viruses, and chlorine-resistant protazo
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Cost effective
  • Low maintenance
  • Does't change taste or odor of water


Water Softeners & Filters is your source for high quality UV water purification systems. Order your UV system today or contact us to learn more about UV water purification.


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