UV sterilizers


Old 04-18-18, 12:59 PM
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UV sterilizers

I'm about to pull the pin on a UV system (I'm on well water and septic) because my coli-form counts still get pretty wonky spikes because of the farm behind me in between tests with me treating it with chlorine myself. Are UV systems pretty good for that?
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Old 04-18-18, 03:47 PM
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An Ultra-Violet sterilizer is great . . . . provided that your water isn't loaded with manganese which will quickly cloud the UV Bulb and render your unit ineffective.

Here's a short article on this relationship:

Aquionics ? UV That Works! Iron and manganese and their inhibitory effect on UV performance

PS: If Manganese or Iron is present in great quantities, you may have to consider a whole house chlorination system.

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