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Pelican Water Develops New UV Filtration System in Response to Boil Water Alerts

A critical duty of municipalities in the US is to make drinking water safe for citizens. In normal circumstances, tap water is safe to drink; it sometimes may have an unpleasant taste or odor, usually due to chlorine and other chemicals added to the water at the water treatment facility. This is why Pelican Water sells industry-leading salt-free water softeners and carbon based filters: to filter chlorine and other chemicals from drinking water to give it a purer, cleaner taste.

But what happens if the water supply in an area is contaminated? This problem has been on the rise recently, as more local boil alerts have been reported across the US.

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What Is a Boil Water Alert?

Boil water alerts are issued by a municipality when water lines lose pressure. This increases the chance of a foreign substance contaminating the water supply. In such a situation, tap water must be boiled at or near 212 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute for it to be safe to drink.

So, Pelican Water has introduced a new UV bacteria disinfection system that neutralizes most risks of water contamination before it comes out of the faucet. A UV bacteria disinfection system is a critical add-on to a Pelican salt-free water softener system to safeguard the local water supply.

Here’s why: Even if a locality does not have a boil alert, ALL water supplies can potentially be contaminated out of the faucet. For example, some of the most common contaminants in local water supplies are coliform bacteria. These are micro-organisms that exist in the environment where all warm-blooded animals and mammals live. While these bacteria do not usually make people sick, if coliform bacteria are in the water supply, there could be dangerous pathogens in the water.

When a proven UV bacteria disinfection system is added to a water purification system, virtually all chance of water contamination by such pathogens is avoided. In fact, UV treatment of the water supply frequently is more effective than chemicals in destroying many waterborne contaminants.

These UV systems, such as Pelican Water’s popular Premium UV Disinfection System, treat the water for the whole home, eliminating approximately 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. This includes chlorine-resistant cysts that are not tested for in most water tests, including such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

So, for families who want delicious, pure drinking water that is safe from most waterborne bacteria, they should really consider adding a UV bacteria disinfection system to their salt-free water softener.

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