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?
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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