When water passes through UV Guard's bore water treatment systems, it's exposed to ultraviolet light. This UV light neutralises 99.9% of harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses in the water. It does so by damaging their DNA, which prevents them from reproducing and causing havoc with your water and, in turn, your health.
Bore water treated this way can often be safe for drinking, but it depends on the water's initial quality. While UV disinfection can kill bacteria and viruses, it doesn't remove chemical contaminants or heavy metals.
If the bore water contains these elements, additional treatment methods, like filtration through cartridge and bag water filters, automatic backwashing screen filters, or reverse osmosis, may be needed to make it safe for drinking. You should always test the water before and after treatment to ensure it meets safety standards for drinking.
Using UV light for bore water treatment is a standout disinfection method as it doesn't involve chemicals.
What are the benefits of chemical-free drinking water treatments?
- Safety: Reduced health risks associated with chemical exposure.
- Environmentally friendly: No harmful by-products are released into the environment.
- Taste and odour: Preserved natural water taste and odour.
- Low maintenance: Generally requires less maintenance than chemical-based systems.
- Cost-effective: Reduced need to purchase and handle chemicals.
- Sustainability: Aligns with eco-friendly practices and goals.
Bore water can also be treated for non-drinkable purposes in commercial and residential settings, including
- Toilet flushing
- Doing laundry
- Watering plants and gardens
- Water features
- Cleaning cars and outdoor surfaces
- Refilling swimming pools and spas
- Agricultural irrigation
- Commercial cooling systems
- Industrial processes, such as manufacturing or cleaning
Municipal or main water supplies come with usage charges, so using bore water for these tasks can significantly lower your water bills. You’ll also save valuable drinking water. It’s a win-win!
Now let’s find out about a popular UV Guard system that uses UV disinfection for bore water treatment.