WHAT IS A UV STERILIZER? Ultraviolet sterilization is considered to be one of the most effective water treatment methods for disinfection. UV sterilizers work quickly in targeting and stabilizing all biological impurities found in water. Additional chemicals are not needed, therefore saving costs, including containing no danger of overdosing. Ultraviolet or UV water sterilizer are used in water purification and treatment to make water healthier and prolong the life of water that has been treated and processed. The word “sterile” is defined as being free from living germs or microorganisms. An Ultraviolet sterilizer extraordinarily cleans water and kills bacteria and microorganisms that can be able to infest water even after it has been treated. UV is a type of energy found in the electro-magnetic spectrum, lying between x-rays and visible light. Although we cannot see Ultraviolet light or rays, we are exposed to them every time we step out into the sun. In fact, Ultraviolet light is responsible for causing sunburns. UV Water Purification systems use special lamps that emit UV light of a particular wave-length that has the ability, based on their length, to disrupt the DNA of micro-organisms. As water passes through a UV water treatment system, living organisms in water are exposed to UV light which attacks the genetic code of the microorganism and rearranges the DNA /RNA, eliminating the micro- organism’s ability to function and reproduce. If a microorganism can no longer reproduce, it cannot replicate, therefore it cannot infect other organisms with which it has contact. This process of exposing water to Ultraviolet light is simple but effective, destroying 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding any chemicals to the water.