Aging plumbing infrastructureDid you know that some of the plumbing infrastructure in our country is almost 200 years old?! Most of it is in desperate need of replacement or repair. Recently, Killingly CT held referendums regarding updating their 42-year old facility.
Why you need a UV water purification systemWater is used in every aspect of your life, each and every day. From drinking to bathing to cleaning to cooking. You cannot live without it. But it could be making you sick. The aging plumbing infrastructure mentioned above could be one contributor. It was previously suggested that unused medications should be flushed down the toilets. It's been found that traces remain in our drinking water. It's been recommended that drinking bottled or filtered water may help reduce your exposure to medicines in the water supply. Purchasing bottled water can get pretty expensive and even that water isn't guaranteed to be free of contaminants. Groundwater in well systems can also be contaminated from farm chemicals, animal fecal matter or a failing septic system. A UV water purification system is the only way to disinfect your drinking water and provide total peace of mind.
How does it work?You may have heard of water treatment systems called "water softeners" or "water conditioners." Each of these systems have to pass through a material, either salt or a filter, to treat the water. They treat the water for smells and hardness but not for bacteria. A UV water purification system uses ultra-violet light to disinfect viruses and bacteria. It also kills the dangerous protozoa called Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These can be killed by the use of heavy chlorination but we're talking about using 25 times more chlorine than what's used to treat a public swimming pool! A UV water purification system kills the bacteria so the bacteria cannot reproduce. It doesn't require salt, chemicals or filters. There are no by-products added to your water and you don't have to worry about storing chemicals.
History on UV water purification systemsThe use of UV light to treat water isn't new! According to the USAPHC, The germicidal properties of UV light were discovered in 1887. The first application of UV light in drinking water occurred in 1910 at Marseilles, France. You can read their research on how UV destroys harmful bacteria here.
We love this water treatment system we installed in Columbia CT. It's a combination water treatment system. It has a sediment filter & a carbon filter to treat the hardness of water and improve the taste of water. It also has a UV water purification system to kill bacteria.
Rapid Service is located in Columbia CT. We offer plumbing, electrical and heating repairs and installations for Eastern CT homeowners. We also offer FULL Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling services! Some of the towns we cover are: Columbia, Willimantic, Andover, Coventry, Bolton, Vernon, Ellington, Willington, Tolland, Mansfield, Willlimantic, Ashford, Chaplin, Windham, Lebanon, Colchester, Hebron, Marlborough, Glastonbury, Manchester, Portland, Middletown, East Hampton, Bozrah, Norwich, Franklin, Sprague, Lisbon, Scotland, Canterbury, Guilford, Madison, Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Montville, Groton, Ledyard, Stonington, & North Stonington CT.