Is Your Water Bacteria Protected With UV?

Drinking-water-UV-protectedTaste, odor, water hardness and scale buildup are common contaminates found in our drinking water. The ability to safely and effectively treat our water has become a top concern as a result of these issues. Many of us know about water filters, Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems and whole house filters, but have you considered protecting your water with Ultraviolet (UV) light?

Testing has proven this method of water purification to be effective and safe in eliminating viruses, bacteria and protozoa that cause waterborne illness(es). The ability to utilize UV to treat your drinking water gives a reliable option to ensure safety in your drinking water. At we offer the following forms of UV filtration:

SteriPEN-0Emergency-UV-PenWith the recent Hurricane Sandy disaster, many have found themselves without the benefit of clean drinking water. To assist in relief efforts SteriPEN has begun helping those in need of safe drinking water. SteriPEN offers many portable UV purifiers such as the SteriPEN Classic Portable UV pen, the SteriPEN Journey Safe and the SteriPEN Emergency Preparation UV Pen. All SteriPEN products are effective and safe in eliminating more than 99% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause waterborne illness.

UV-Pure-Upstream-SterilizationThe UV Pure-Upstream Water Sterilizer System is the best of its kind. This UV Water Sterilizer purifies drinking water with ultraviolet technology to reduce viruses and bacteria. This industrial sterilizer has a flow rate of 30 gallons per minute and features a 316 stainless steel self-cleaning mechanism. Equipped with a digital display, this UV industrial sterilizer will ensure you of pure water.

Polaris-Ultraviolet-Light-FilterThe Polaris UV 12C is an ultraviolet sterilization system that can be used in the food industry, certain cosmetic processes and more. This UV system has a 12 gallon per minute (GPM) flow rate, 9,000 hours of lamp life and produces little change in water temperature.

UV light is a source to consider for the protection of your drinking water. Visit our website to search for the best UV filtration method for your needs.


Celebrate UV Safety Month with Filters Fast

July is UV safety month. As many of you who are fair-skinned already know, exposure to ultraviolet light outside the home can cause cell damage to your skin and eyes, so it is important to wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from harmful UV rays while outdoors. However, UV light inside the home can provide a safe source of water and air for you and your family.

UV light renders microorganisms sterile – unable to reproduce – thus eliminating the risk for disease.  As water and air are exposed to UV light, any living organisms inside the source become inactive. A UV water filter is an ideal option for rural water supplies, or any water source that has not been chemically treated. This method disinfects water without the addition of harmful chemicals like chlorine. Similarly, a UV air treatment system prevents bacteria, mold and viruses from growing inside your HVAC system as it cleans the air, lessening the need for chemical cleaners, many of which also contain toxic pollutants. Moreover, because UV light is unable to pass through the metal or glass enclosing your system, these methods pose little risk of UV damage to the eyes or skin.

This summer, UV light is both your friend and your foe. Who knew?