The Water Blog - Frequently Asked Questions

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This blog provides answers to frequently asked questions about Wyckomar UV disinfection systems

Water problems that arise in urban areas are different than those outside of highly populated centres. Well water creates different challenges than city water.

Water treatment based on UV and micro filtration is popular for most drinking water applications, making sure the water is safe for consumption.

The technology involved is advanced and there are some specific steps to take in order to be sure a water treatment system is working as effectively as possible.


Should I Use a UV Monitoring System?

Posted April 21, 2013

A UV Monitoring system is used as part of a UV water treatment system to kill bacterial and viral pathogens in drinking water for both residential and commercial/industrial applications. In a typical UV water treatment system the UV lamp is on 24/7 and very slowly diminishes in power over the course of the lifespan of the UV lamp (generally 1 year at which time the UV lamp must be replaced).

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My Ballast Is Making a High-Pitched Noise

Posted on January 4, 2014

A UV system comes with a ballast that transforms the hydro power to the electrical input that is needed to light up the UV lamp. If the lamp is not on in the UV system, the water is not being disinfected, and the ballast will go into alarm.

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How Often Do I Have to Change the Filters in My UV System?

Posted on March 23, 2014

Your Wyckomar UV water purification system is typically configured with 2 pre-filters before the UV disinfection chamber. The purpose of the filters is of course to remove particles that may interfere with the UV disinfection process. As filters age, they accumulate more and more particles, and during this process the filter pores (tiny holes through which water can flow) become plugged with debris removed from the water stream and this is what causes lowered water pressure in the system.

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Do I need A Surge Protector on My UV?

Posted on June 26, 2014

A surge protector is a simple device that you may connect to your UV system in order to protect it from the ups and downs of the electrical system. We have all lived through temporary blackouts which can last from seconds to hours or longer. These can be caused by any number of things and we are all familiar with the relief that we feel when the power comes back on.

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There is Warm Water at My Faucet in the Morning... Why?

Posted on July 6, 2014

We are often asked about the issue of heat build-up inside a UV disinfection unit. After all, the UV lamp is on 24/7 and will over the course of several hours, warm up the water inside the UV chamber. This happens only when there is no flow in the system (such as overnight) when the water just sits in the UV chamber and collects some heat from the lamp.

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I have a UV System, yet there is a Coliform Count in My Water Test ... ?

Posted on August 9, 2016

The key to using your UV water treatment system successfully involves a little bit of understanding just how the system works. If you have installed your UV system in your home and you continue to get a bacteria count please read this acticle carefully.

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