UV Wastewater Disinfection Methods

Wastewater Disinfection - reducing the fecal coliform and harmful bacteria such as E. coli.Sewage wastewater that has been treated through a septic system may require additional treatment to remove fecal matter. This is especially important if the wastewater is likely break out of a raised drainfield, ditch or ravine and enter a high water table, stream, river or lake.


Ultra-violet light can be used to reduce the fecal coliform and attached harmful bacteria (such as E. coli) in wastewater. UV disinfection is chemical-free, worker-safe, eliminates most waterborne pathogens and viruses and does not affect the taste or odour of water.