uv filter on well

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by wowbw7, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. wowbw7

    wowbw7 New Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    need some help with installing a UV filter please. I have a rural well that free flows into a 200 gallon cistern in the basement. from there it is pressurized , run thru 3 filters, water softener then on to the house. I'd like to install a UV filter to kill any little live organisms, etc that may be in the water. the water flows into the cistern at about 50 gallons/ hour. my question is: can I install a 2 gallon/minute UV filter on the supply line going into the tank (thereby killing everything before it enters the system) or do I have to get a larger (ie. more expensive) UV filter and install it after the tank, where the flow rate is maybe 5-6 gallons/minute? any input would be appreciated
  2. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    Self employed water system tech
    I would mount it after your cistern and after you mount it, it is essential that you thoroughly chlorinate the entire system in order to kill any bacteria in the pipes. Run the chlorine through each and every faucet (hot & cold), toilet, out door spigot, shower, washing machine and your dishwasher. The bulb will need to be replaced every year and I usually replace the quartz tube as well.
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