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

  • Reported

  • HMAS Australia Road
  • Henley Beach South
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water Off
  • 18/12/2017 3:26 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Henley Beach South. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO:06151098

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Port Rd
  • Woodville
  • 19/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 20/12/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 20/12/2017 02:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Woodville. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.


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