Ultraviolet Light (UV) Disinfection

Ultraviolet Light (UV) Disinfection

Ultraviolet light is used to disinfect water in some water treatment plants. Exposure to adequate doses of UV light renders bacteria, viruses and protozoa non-pathogenic to humans. In the UV disinfection process, the water passes through reactors with sufficient UV lamps to deliver the required UV dose. The required UV dose is dependent on certain water quality factors such as clarity, dissolved compounds and microorganisms present. A listing of the water treatment plants that employ UV disinfection can be found here .

To find out which method of disinfection your water treatment plant uses, visit our In your area: whats in your Water? page.

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Mcharg Rd
  • Happy Valley
  • 22/03/2018
  • Water On
  • 22/03/2018 06:08 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Happy Valley. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06283491.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Torrens Rd
  • Renown Park
  • 22/03/2018
  • Upgrade
  • Estimated start time (water off): 22/03/2018 9:00 PM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/03/2018 5:00 AM

    As part of the required water main upgrade program and the ongoing Torrens Road to River Torrens project, SA Water will be undertaking a water main link-in along Torrens Rd, Renown Park on Thursday 22 March 9:00pm to 5:00am. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

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