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LUMINOR Municipal UV Regulation Education - Public


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Ultraviolet technology is now considered one of the best methods for primary disinfection of municipal drinking water. Municipal flow rates can range from very small (less than 0.5 MGD) to extremely large (over 2 BGD), at LUMINOR, we specialize in small flow municipal disinfection systems of up to 0.5 BGD (400 USGPM).

LUMINOR can offer a range of UV systems that have been designed specifically for the drinking water industry and are currently being validated to demonstrate performance and full compliance with regulations under a variety of operating conditions - US EPA Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM 2006 - One of the world's strictest validation protocols). The UVDGM 2006 uses the mandate of the Safe Drinking Water Act to monitor emerging contaminants, under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR2).

Aimed at water supplies originating from lakes, reservoirs, ground water aquifers and rivers, the purpose of the UVDGM validation protocol is to ensure populations are kept safe from emerging pathogens such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which have demonstrated an enhanced resistance to conventional disinfectants such as chlorine.