Ultraviolet Light Water Filters
Private water source can be susceptible to contamination from various contaminants including harmful bacteria such as E.coli & coliforms. These microorganisms can cause a range of illnesses, especially affecting vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Bacteria can enter your well water from surface sources such as sewage, septic systems, and agricultural runoff. Heavy rainfall, flooding, or inadequate well construction can exacerbate this risk. Bacteria can also find their way into your well water through well equipment, including pumps, pipes, or casings, if they are not properly sealed and maintained.
UV water filters, or ultraviolet water filtration systems, are a state-of-the-art solution designed to safeguard your well water and protect your family’s health. You no longer have to worry about waterborne bacteria impacting your health.
Why Choose UV Water Filters?
Experience the difference of crystal-clear, pure well water with Hydrotech’s UV Water Filters. Say goodbye to concerns about waterborne contaminants and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with safe, clean, and clear well water.
Powerful Water Purification
Ultraviolet (UV) water filtration is a proven and efficient method to disinfect water. UV light effectively eliminates harmful bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms, ensuring that your water is free from potential health hazards.
Chemical-Free & Eco-Friendly
Unlike chemical treatment methods such as chlorination, UV filtration doesn’t introduce any chemicals or by-products into your water. It’s an environmentally friendly and natural way to purify your water.
UV systems are cost-effective to run, with low energy consumption and minimal maintenance. They offer a sustainable and economical solution for long-term water purification.
UV water filters provide a continuous, reliable, and instantaneous treatment process without any waste. They don’t require additional contact time, ensuring your well water remains safe and clear.
What Can UV Light Filters Remove?
UV water filters are highly effective in disinfecting water by inactivating microorganisms by disrupting their DNA. Ultraviolet technology can easily remove these pathogens present in water:
- E. coli
- Dysentery bacilli
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Hepatitis B
Grants to Remove Bacteria from Water
You can save upto €1000 on the cost of treating water from your private source. Well treatment grants are available under Rural Water Programme for carrying out of improvement works to a private water supply. If your house is more than 7 years old and you cannot be connected to a public water source, you may qualify this grant.
Over the years, Hydrotech Water Services have helped several homeowners successfully avail this grant by assisting them in application process. To know more about the well grants and to see if you qualify, reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Why Choose Hydrotech Water Services?
At Hydrotech Water Services, we bring you the latest in UV water filtration technology to ensure the highest standards of well water quality. With nearly 20 years of experience, we’re a trusted name in well water treatment in Ireland. Our UV systems are equipped with top-quality UV lamps that ensure reliable and effective disinfection.
Contact us today to explore our UV filtration options and take a significant step toward ensuring the well-being of your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
UV filters are particularly effective at inactivating harmful microorganisms, such as E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and various pathogens that cause waterborne diseases. The extent of inactivation depends on factors like UV dosage, water quality, and the specific microorganisms present.
UV systems are typically used in combination with other water treatment methods, such as sediment filters and activated carbon filters, to remove particulates and improve water clarity. Pre-filtration is important because suspended solids and turbidity can reduce the UV light’s effectiveness.
The effectiveness of a UV water filter is influenced by the flow rate at which water passes through the UV chamber. It’s crucial to size the system correctly for the intended application to ensure sufficient UV exposure time for effective disinfection.
UV water filters are not effective at removing non-biological contaminants like chemicals, heavy metals, and dissolved solids. If your water source has other water quality issues, you may need additional treatment methods.
UV systems are relatively low maintenance. The main components that require attention are the UV lamp (bulb) and the quartz sleeve. Regular lamp replacement and cleaning are essential to ensure the system’s continued effectiveness.
We recommend replacing the UV bulb every 12 months as it has been found that after that time the bulb starts to break down and then within a very short space of time the bulb may still be bright but it is not killing anything. Most UV filter manufacturers suggest the bulbs be replaced every 12 months.
Yes you can but we wouldn’t recommend it. UV lamps are manufactured to be left on 24/7 for one whole year. If the UV lamp is switched off, then bacteria can migrate through the chamber so the next time you turn the tap on, untreated water will come out. As well as that, the filaments in UV lamps are weak so they will become damaged very quickly being turned on and off a lot.
Typically 9,000 hours or 1 year. After this, the UV lamp will still be on but it won’t give out an appropriate UV dose. Some UV lamps using newer technology will last for 2 years now but these are usually used for bigger applications though.