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How The Pandemic Drives Legionella Concerns

How The Pandemic Drives Legionella Concerns

To cause infection, Legionella must be aspirated making showerheads, water fountains, cooling towers, and, less commonly, taps and drinking fountains points of contamination. In high risk populations, Legionella infection can cause a serious type of pneumonia. The simplest way to prevent infections is to keep Legionella out of building water systems.

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Water Testing Basics

Water Testing Basics

For private well owners, basic testing for bacteria and nitrates is recommended by public health authorities, like the EPA or Health Canada, at least once a year. Other contaminants you may only need to test for once, such as hardness or iron, or infrequently, like radon.

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10,000 Municipal UV Installations

10,000 Municipal UV Installations

Today marks the completion of Trojan’s 10,000th municipal UV system installation. Our first was in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada in 1983. Since then, our installation base has grown across 60 countries and 6 continents.

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Getting The Most Out Of A Residential UV Water Treatment System

Getting The Most Out Of A Residential UV Water Treatment System

A UV water treatment system provides a chemical-free, low-maintenance option for disinfection of private water sources, including dug or drilled wells, surface water like lakes, and for harvested rainwater. While each of those sources presents unique water quality challenges which can impact the effectiveness of the UV system, the fundamental premise is the same. For UV to be completely effective, the UVC light generated by the lamp needs to be able to pass through the water unimpeded so that it can inactivate any microorganisms present.

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Disinfecting Well Water

Disinfecting Well Water

You’ve made the choice to disinfect your well water, great! Now you know your family will be protected from possible waterborne pathogens despite seasonal run-off, the threat of leaking septic tanks, or heavy rains and flooding. Adding disinfection adds to your peace...

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All About UV Lamps For Residential UV Disinfection Systems

All About UV Lamps For Residential UV Disinfection Systems

One of the most misunderstood things about a UV water treatment system is why the lamp should be changed even though it still appears to be working. Why is it that the useful life is typically defined as 9000 hours, or about one year of continual use? The problem...

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Why Dairy Producers Are Considering The Switch To UV Treatment

Recent advancements are making it more appealing than ever for the dairy industry to replace heat pasteurization in favor of ultraviolet disinfection to sterilize water for its production needs. Complying With the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) To comply with the...

Aquaculture Water Treatment: Why Use UV?

The aquaculture industry relies on the quality of water used to incubate fish eggs and rear juvenile fish. Water abundance and purity continue to decrease, while disease concerns found in source waters continues to increase. Aquaculture water treatment has remained a...

How The Pandemic Drives Legionella Concerns

Even before COVID-19, Legionella had the distinction of being one of the leading water-borne disease agents in the USA, with reported cases growing more than five-fold from 2000-2017 (CDC). But now, as COVID-19 and stagnant water due to building closures collide, the...