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.

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  • Judith Cr
  • Morphett Vale
  • 17/12/2018
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 17/12/2018 12:14 PM - We are on site in Morphett Vale and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 17/12/2018 01:56 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06694754.
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  • Sorrento Av
  • Newton
  • 18/12/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 19/12/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 19/12/2018 06:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Newton. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


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