Water Disinfection: UV Or Chlorine? Which Is Better?

Water Disinfection: UV Or Chlorine? Which Is Better?

Because you can’t see, smell or taste harmful microbes in your water, it is important to properly disinfect your water supply. So which is better? UV light or chlorine?

Both constant chlorination and UV disinfection are recognized by authorities like the EPA and Health Canada as effective means of disinfection. UV adoption, though, is on the rise because it is effective against a broader range of microorganisms, including protozoa, like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It is also a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly solution.

While Chlorine has been used since the early 1900s, UV disinfection (in more primitive terms) has been used for centuries. Once it was discovered that UV wavelengths had germicidal characteristics, that technology was harnessed and turned into the UV water disinfection that we have today.

Ultraviolet light is a sophisticated disinfection solution, but it doesn’t require an overly technical explanation. Light of a specific wavelength is passed through the water, inactivating any pathogens that are present. Because they are inactivated, microbes can no longer multiply, which means they can’t cause infection.

For the best results and minimal maintenance, UV systems do require some pre-treatment. At the least, this includes a sediment filter, which is often included with the newer, high quality systems. But for the most part, UV systems require less maintenance than a chlorinator, so you won’t be making countless nuisance service calls that take you away from the business of selling. However, depending on the quality of the water, the quartz sleeve will require periodic cleaning.
This can often be coincided with the annual lamp change. With a managed service schedule, it’s possible to balance service satisfaction and customer loyalty.

For more information on Fresh Water Systems’ UV products, and for an informative video on UV disinfection, click here.

 

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New Whirlpool Resource Saver Refrigerator uses less power than a 60-watt light bulb

New Whirlpool Resource Saver Refrigerator uses less power than a 60-watt light bulb

4396841-water-filter FreshWaterSystems.com is not only an industry leader of water filters and filtration systems, but we consider ourselves as an eco friendly company that like to help people understand and highlight conservation issues as well. New for 2010 Whirlpool has just released one of its most energy efficient refrigerators in the world. The new Whirlpool new refrigerator “Resource Saver” uses less energy in 1 year that a 60-watt light bulb. Yes you did read that correct the whole systems uses less power than a 60-watt light bulb! The “Resource Saver” features 4 different finishes, large storage areas, and electronic ice and water dispenser with LCD Controls. The new Whirlpool water filtration system uses the Whirlpool KitchenAid PUR 4396841 water filter. We always like to applauded and praise companies who make strong leaps in technology for conservation purposes. As we start the new decade not only do we need to be mindful of energy and water conservation but need to examine the use of all of our natural resources. For more information about the new Whirlpool system visit Whirlpool.com.

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FreshWaterSystems.com Mascot Contest

FreshWaterSystems.com Mascot Contest

Freshwater-mascot-contest1 We have designed a mascot for FreshWaterSystems.com but there is just one problem – he doesn’t have a name! This is where you our valued visitors come in. If you are a creative person who is able to come up with fun nicknames, then enter this contest and you might win some great prizes!

The rules are simple and so is the entry process. All you need to do is fill out this form and come up with a fun, compelling, and appropriate name for the our new mascot. The contest has two steps.

  1. Fill out our simple online form submitting your name for our Mascot. Submissions are due by September 7th, 2009
  2. The Fresh Water Team will choose the top 10 user submitted names. We will open user voting for the best name with an online voting poll. Online voting starts September 8th and ends September 18th.

We will be offering prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

1st Place: US-EZ-4 Drinking Water System w/  27oz Stainless Steel Klean Kanteen w/ Neo Tote & Plastic S-Biner.
2nd Place: 27oz Stainless Steel Klean Kanteen w/ Neo Tote & Plastic S-Biner
3rd PlaceFWS 25oz Polylite Sports Water Bottle

So put on your creative thinking caps, and suggest a name. It’s definitely worth a try. Good luck!

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