A disinfection system uses ultraviolet energy from an intense UV lamp to kill bacteria and other microbes in the water. This is installed after all the other water treatment (i.e. filters and softener). The UV system has a stainless steel housing and is wall mounted. This system features a UV intensity monitor that will sound an alarm if the UV energy falls below the recommended level. This will trip the alarm if the quartz sleeve requires cleaning or when the UV bulb needs changing.
The State of Ohio requires UV systems to meet the rigorous NSF class A certification requirements to ensure that consumers are receiving sanitary water for their home use.
UV does not create any halogenated byproducts and is simple to use and live with. The State of Ohio also requires a 1 micron ABSOLUTE sediment filter (different from 1 micron nominal filter) to remove fine silts or sediments that could shield the microbes from the intense UV energy.
UV systems are compact, effective, and take up much less space than chlorination.