Last Updated on February 11, 2020
Watkins Glen Receives Boil Water Advisory
A local news outlet in Watkins Glen, NY has recently reported that the area suffered from a broken water main this past Monday night, August 14th. Since the village has been forced to shut off its purification plant, residents are under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice. Local authorities have deemed the tap water unfit for public consumption. Currently, a Google search for News regarding “boil water advisory” brings up several other results.
A Growing Problem
Municipal water is at risk of contamination from aging infrastructure that allows small cracks and fissures. Pipe bursts give microorganisms a fast track into water sources. As more and more cities and villages have aging water systems, this issue will likely become a growing problem nationwide. A Boil Water Advisory only provides temporary relief and does not solve the long-term problem. UV water disinfection is a non-chemical approach to disinfection and guards against the substantial risk associated with relying on municipal infrastructure.
The Well-Established Solution
Incidents like this one are a sobering reminder of the need for additional water purification to supplement a city’s water treatment. Since germicidal ultraviolet is well-established as the method of choice for water disinfection, it can fill this gap. In addition to being fast, UV purification is chemical-free — making it the safest treatment method available. Units are easy to install and produce UV rays lethal to virtually all virus, bacteria, and fungi found in water. There are many models to choose from to fit your budget or that of your client. Download the “Water Comparison Page” from our PDF Library to compare models.
The Greatest Concern
As a result of such incidents as happened in Watkins Glen, many individuals may be primarily inconvenienced by traffic detours or being without water for a short time. However, water line breaks present a much greater concern since they allow harmful bacteria and pathogens to enter the water system. Protect your water supply with an ultraviolet water purifier manufactured in New York. Call our UV Application Specialists at 1-631-273-0500, Monday–Friday 7am to 6pm EST, to talk about what would be just the right water purifier for you. Since we offer a wide range of affordable units with various flow rates, we will surely have one for your application.
Made in the USA of type 304 or 316 stainless steel, the UV water treatment systems from Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® are constructed of the highest quality materials and use germicidal ultraviolet lamps to purify water. For more information, visit our UV water overview page or download brochures from our PDF Document Library.
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Made or Assembled in the USA of Type 304 or Type 316 stainless steel, the UV water treatment systems from Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® are constructed of the highest quality materials and use germicidal UV-C lamps to purify water.
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