I live on a rural property and my water supply is from a spring. I know that the previous owners would use bromine every couple of years to insure bacteria free water, although they never actually had a "bad" water test. The capacity of this spring is 15 gpm and is for the household water supply (not irrigation). What capacity of UV filter would be appropriate for this type of system? I do not want to deal with back filters etc if I don't have to. I am also on a fixed income, so money IS an issue.
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Note that water should be low in hardness and free of iron, manganese, and sediment before being disinfected with UV light. If you already have pre-filters, all you'll need is to install the UV sterilizer at the end of your system, just before the water enters your house.
We hope this helps you find the right UV sterilizer for your spring water, Karen. If you'd like, see our Practical Guide to Ultraviolet Sterilizers for more information. If you have any further questions about ultraviolet treatment (or otherwise) you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook, or through our online contact form. Thanks for the letter, and good luck!