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Why Ultraviolet Light Filtration is Worth It

If you’re unsure which direction to look for a residential or business water filtration system, consider if you’d like to be more efficient and environmentally friendly while purifying your water. If those concerns affect your consumer decisions, we suggest looking into ultraviolet sterilization systems. Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is an excellent system for destroying virtually all illnesses-causing microorganisms, including E. Coli bacteria, Giardia Lambia, Cryptosporidium cysts, and swine/avian flu. Not only is this method better for your health, but it’s also more cost-effective in the long run! You can find Ultraviolet sterilization systems available among our many products. 

How Ultraviolet works

The way Ultraviolet works is a wavelength of light, 254 nm (nanometers), penetrates the microorganism cell wall to destroy a pathogen’s ability to reproduce and kill the microbe. These systems can be designed for a kitchen sink, a specific home appliance, or the whole home or building. The maintenance of these systems is minimal. Depending on the system, the lamp and quartz sleeve need replacement every 1-2 years.

When Ultraviolet disinfection bombards waterborne pathogens with UV rays, it disrupts their DNA and prevents them from causing future havoc. This effectively destroys the microorganisms, making them harmless. Not only does this provide you with cleaner drinking water, but it also helps to preserve our natural resources by preventing these harmful organisms from entering our waterways and affecting others in your community.

Cost Savings

Ultraviolent disinfection also saves you money in the long run. By preventing these pathogens from entering your home or business, you can avoid the cost of treatment and the spread of illness. UV disinfection is a more environmentally-friendly option than other water purification methods, such as chemical treatment.

If you’re looking for a way to provide yourself with clean drinking water, remain environmentally conscious, and want to know the level of biochemical contamination in your water system, call your municipality’s Utility Department and ask for a copy of their Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs). These documents contain information on pollutants in drinking water, among other data about how healthy your water is. That’s the time to give Torres a call (504) 838-8345 and start your journey toward cleaner, safer water. 

 At Torres Water Company, we sell, install, and provide maintenance for the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Call us at (504) 838-8345 for a free water analysis and consultation (valued at $125), or visit us at www.torreswater.com for more info on our products and services.

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