How can I remove microorganisms from drinking water?

Feb 15, 2024, 10:54:34

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Microorganisms (microbes) are microscopically small living beings (organisms). Most of the time, these individuals cannot be seen with the naked eye. The microorganisms mainly include single-celled organisms, but some multicellular organisms can also be included. Microorganisms come in different sizes.

What are microorganisms?

The term “microorganisms” refers to microscopically small organisms that occur in nature. These include: bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Although many different disinfection and treatment options (including chlorine treatment) are available to local water companies, these may be present in the water delivered to your home and used for bathing, washing and, if necessary, drinking water be.

Which microorganisms are dangerous?

A variety of different microorganisms can also be found in drinking water. Many of these germs are harmless. But pathogens can also be present in drinking water. These multiply rapidly, especially at high temperatures.

Some of these actually harmless microorganisms can develop into pathogens that are harmful to health. This can pose a major risk of infection, particularly for children, older people and people with weakened immune systems. These are for example:

  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Legionella

How can the microorganisms in drinking water be killed?


The most effective solution to protect you and your family from pathogens is to disinfect your water using ultraviolet UV light. Integrated into your home's water supply, our UV disinfection system protects your entire water cycle from the organisms.

There are some other water treatment methods, such as filtration or water softening . Although these improve the quality or taste of your water, they do not protect against dangerous microorganisms.

Our WEDECO UV disinfection systems destroy dangerous microorganisms in an environmentally friendly, immediate and effective way!

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