Last Updated on December 26, 2023
UPDATE AS OF 1/1/2023
According to the National Groundwater Association (NGWA), 44% of Americans use groundwater for their drinking water. Underground activity has the most significant impact on well water quality. But what goes on above ground — from humans, animals, and nature — has an effect as well.
Groundwater is not stagnant — it’s always moving. Water moving through the ground passes through soil, silt, and rocks. Moving water comes into contact with contaminants that can be harmful to your health, such as E. coli or Salmonella. Other elements it passes over or picks up can alter the water aesthetically and create unpalatable tastes, smells, and appearances.
UV-C Disinfection Helps Maintain Well Water Quality
Constant movement means that your water can become contaminated without you knowing. Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV-C), along with other necessary water treatment equipment, provides continuous disinfection of your water with little or no intervention from you — meaning that daily fluctuations of virus, bacteria, and fungus levels found in your well water will be of little concern. Atlantic Ultraviolet’s Bio-Logic® MINIPURE®, MIGHTY★PURE®, or SANITRON® UV Water Disinfection systems are made in the USA, available in a variety of sizes, and install point-of-entry (POE) or point-of-use (POU). You can turn on the faucet knowing you’ve protected your family from bacterial contamination.
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Runoff Contaminants Come from Several Places
Many of these contaminants are a result of runoff entering the groundwater. Runoff contaminants are caused by:
- Improper fertilizer use — herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides
- Animal manure and feces
- Construction — lead and copper piping
- Stormwater drains
- Inadequate disposal of hazardous household wastes — leftover cleaning supplies, garden and lawn chemicals, paints and solvents, medications and pharmaceuticals, and motor oils
- Chemical spills
- Faulty septic tanks and cesspools
Because there are so many potential contaminants in your well at any given time, there is not one water treatment to eliminate all risks. Improving the quality of your well water involves multiple filtration and disinfection steps.
4 UV-C Water Purifier Product Lines Provide Reassurance
Add the Bio-Logic® MINIPURE®, MIGHTY★PURE®, or SANITRON® as the final step in order to deactivate nearly all bacteria, virus, and mold for non-stop protection. Water enters into a reflective, stainless steel chamber inside the UV disinfection system and passes over a powerful UV-C bulb. The unobstructed pathway for the UV rays into the water ensures the microorganisms’ DNA disassociates — effectively stopping them from reproducing. Atlantic Ultraviolet’s standard and optional safety features alert you if a malfunction occurs. These products will reassure you that your water is always undergoing one extra disinfection step to ensure it’s safe to consume, no matter how frequently your well water quality changes.
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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. Many applications can benefit from germicidal UV-C, including those seeking to improve their water well water quality. For more information on well water contamination — including how UV Water Purification improves water quality — visit our application-specific page.
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- Visit our Application-Specific Page: UV-C for Private Well Water Contamination
- View all the applications that can benefit from Germicidal UV-C
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