Viruses in Water

Source of Viruses: Viruses are microscopic pathogens. There are over 100 different viruses that can affect human health. Outbreaks occur when water sources are contaminated with human or animal feces. Water run-off from land and faulty septic systems are main routes of contamination of drinking water. Water sources include lakes, streams and wells.

 

Health Effects of Viruses: Virus-associated health issues include polio, meningitis, gastroenteritis, upper respiratory troubles and hepatitis.


How to Remove Viruses:  A Polaris Scientific Ultraviolet Disinfection System is recommended to counteract virus contamination. The Polaris system will kill the organisms as water passes through the UV radiation, rendering the water safe to consume. The Polaris UV system can be used on residential and commercial applications.