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Water Treatment at the Cottage

Posted on October 12, 2014

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Many of us like to get away to the cottage as much as possible. The soothing sounds of nature offer a wonderful respite from our daily stress and our regular routine.

Owning a cottage (or camp) is becoming more popular every day, and the prices of lakefront cottage properties seem to confirm that.

In the rush-to-relax at the cottage, often little or no thought goes into the quality of the drinking water supplied to the building. Many often assume that because they are away from the big city, that the lake water must be of pristine quality, and that can be a very dangerous assumption.

Surface water of any type, lakes, rivers or streams, can often carry a very high potential for pathogenic contamination, mostly from leaky septic systems and animal waste among other sources. Lake water can easily become contaminated with the E.coli bacteria (plus Giardia and Cryptosporidium among others) and when this happens, you don't want to be consuming or showering in that water.

When you take time to think about it, UV is the natural choice for disinfecting the drinking water at your cottage regardless of the source. A quality UV system mimics mother nature by using nothing more than UV light to kill and inactivate a host of contaminants that may be lurking in your water supply... and UV light will give you 100% protection too.

When you compare the costs of installing a UV system at your cottage against the cost of a chemical disinfectant (like chlorine), or the cost of using bottled water (which you can't bathe in), you'll be pleased to discover that you can protect all the water in your cottage at a fraction of the cost of bottled water and without any of the dangers of chemical water treatment. Installation is simple and your UV system will be up and running in no time.

So get out there and enjoy the natural surroundings at the lake. Perhaps you should inspect your water system at the cottage on your next visit, and check on the quality of your source water at the same time (many public health labs provide this service free of charge). Selecting the proper size of UV system is easy and our staff is always ready to assist with recommendations and suggestions so that you can be sure that every drop of water used at your cottage is completely pathogen-free and safe to use.

Here are our most popular systems for cottages and RVs, the UV-250 and the UV-700.

SYS250 System

4 GPM / 15 LPM

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The SYS250 System is perfect for cottages with up to 3 people.


SYS700 System

8 GPM / 30 LPM

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The SYS700 System will suit any cottage with up to 6 people.



These systems provide micro-filtration down to 5 micron and also carbon filtration for taste and odour. Installation is easy, but for those who who want it extra easy, we manufacture them also pre-assembled and panel mounted


POU250 System

5 GPM / 15 LPM

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The POU250 System provides a dual filter set and powerful UV disinfection in a compact format.


POU700 System

8 GPM / 30 LPM

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The POU700 System is the panel mounted version of our most popular UV system of all time



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