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What is Ultraviolet Sterilisation? The Chemical Free Way to Treat Your Water

Harvesting or collecting rainwater is a sustainable way to source clean and fresh water, planet Earth's most precious resource. If you collect rainwater, your goal may be to repurpose it for use in your house, garden, wash your vehicle, and in many cases shower with or drink from. Utilising rainwater for the household is an effective way to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. 

However, the quality of your rainwater depends on the vicinity that the rainwater is collected from; such as agricultural areas and also the materials that the water comes in contact with in the catchment area such as the roof material. Rainwater can be contaminated with traces of chemicals from crop dusters, heavy metals like lead and copper, roofing material, bacteria, parasites, and viruses from rotting leaves or dead animals and insects.

Thankfully, technology has provided some innovative and effective ways to filter your rainwater easily at home.

Puretec Ultraviolet Sterilisation is a process by which water is sanitized using ultraviolet light. This method is effective at killing 99.9% of bacteria & parasites, and when used alongside a proper filtration system, the combination can rid your rainwater of toxic contaminants. The best part about this method is that it does not require any chemicals or additives, and can be easily installed.

Puretec incorporates both UV and filtration technology and in some models a pressure pump into a range of Hybrid systems with different configurations depending on each particular installation requirements.

This form of technology will keep you and your family safer on your sustainability journey. The ability to filter water in your own home reduces the need for bottled water and can save you upwards of $800 annually, depending on your water consumption. You can feel a sense of peace & confidence in knowing that your rainwater is safe to use throughout the home.

These are the products that use Ultraviolet Sterilisation:

Puretec water filters are widely available through over 2000 dealers, find one near your location on Find a Dealer section on our website.

All water filters connected to main water supplies need to be installed by a licensed plumber according to your local plumbing code. Puretec systems are designed to be easy to install, and most plumbers would have had experience in installing Puretec systems and will be able to give you advice on your particular installation.

If you want a water filtration system that is reliable, durable and uses the most innovative designs in Australia, then you should tell your plumber that you want a Puretec water filter system.

At Puretec, we provide Australian households with the highest quality water filters in the nation, so your family can enjoy clean drinking water from every tap in your house. Contact us today for more information on how a Puretec water filter can improve your home’s water quality.