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Viqua Brand UV Systems for Water Disinfection

Viqua Ultraviolet UV Systems for Water Disinfection

VIQUA Ultraviolet Drinking Water Systems

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is more effective than chemicals in destroying certain waterborne contaminants without altering the taste of water. This makes it a practical process for treating water used for drinking and food preparation.

Treating our water supply by the use of UV disinfection is not only more effective than traditional treatments, but it is also an environmental responsible way of treating our water. There are no disinfection by-products with the use of UV which is safe and chemical free. Plus, UV does not alter water chemistry and its constituents, such as pH, taste, odor, or colour.

Purchasing a UV disinfection system for your home has a capital low cost as well as a low operational cost. The energy used by a UV disinfection system in an average size home is comparable to the same energy used by a 40-watt bulb!

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Water disinfection options

Not all water disinfection technologies are created equal. For example, chemicals can be both dangerous to handle and potentially hazardous to the environment – and some waterborne illness-causing microbes are chlorine-resistant. Reverse osmosis wastes on average three gallons of water for every one gallon it purifies, and is no longer recognized as a barrier to microbiological contamination. Filters can improve taste, but they generally don’t treat microbiological contaminants.

There is an option that addresses all of these issues: ultraviolet (UV) disinfection.

UV technology isn’t new.

But ours is revolutionary. UV has been used since the early 1900s as a way to eliminate the health threat of microorganisms in water. At VIQUA, we’ve been refining and perfecting the technology for use in homes since the 1970s.

How UV works

Water is disinfected as it runs through a stainless steel chamber containing a UV lamp. As water flows past the lamp, illness-causing microorganisms receive a lethal dose of UV light that attacks their DNA and eliminates their ability to reproduce. Harmful bacteria and viruses are deactivated, and your family is safe!

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Chlorine-resistant microorganisms

By installing a UV system, you can be confident you’re protected from chlorine-resistant microorganisms, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. All water systems can be vulnerable to these microbes given the right conditions. Cryptosporidium is resistant to chlorine and has become a common waterborne disease everywhere. This microscopic bug was responsible for many deaths and widespread illness when it contaminated the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, drinking water supply in 1993, sickening over 400,000 people and killing over a hundred. But not all events are so high profile. Every year, thousands of cases of illness caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia are documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite the amazing efforts made to keep our water safe. And according to a recent study published in the United States, as many as 19.5 million cases of illness every year can be attributed to contaminated drinking water.

Think UV. Think VIQUA.

UV water disinfection is a safe, chemical-free way to treat water. Even chlorine-resistant microorganisms are made harmless through UV exposure. Lack of chemicals means no harmful chemical byproducts are going back into the environment, and the taste of your water is not affected in any way. VIQUA’s UV systems install easily into existing water lines and provide clean, safe water to every tap in your house.

Our UV systems are also extremely economical to operate. A typical whole home system uses the same power as a 40-Watt light bulb. Depending on the size of  the home, the current quality of your water, and your water source, we can provide a system to meet your needs. 

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