Ultraviolet Disinfection Technology by Xylem Approved by California Water Board
Xylem, a global water technology company that offers transport, treatment, dewatering, analytics, and applied water systems services and products to cover every stage of the water cycle, has announced that its Wedeco Duron ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system has been conditionally accepted by the California Water Board’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW). This is an important announcement because the California Water Board’s DDW regulates public water systems, oversees water recycling projects, permits water treatment devices, and supports and promotes water system security throughout the entire state of California.
New innovations are needed as California continues to suffer from one of the most severe droughts ever recorded. Finding technology that produces high-quality water at a lower lifecycle cost, without the need for a completely new water supply, is a major undertaking for the California Water Board’s DDW, which is why reuse technology is so important. Reuse technology also ensures a drought-resistant water source with economic and environmental benefits.
“The Wedeco Duron UV disinfection system is now available to help California address water shortages related to the prolonged drought by cost-efficiently providing purified water for drinking purposes,” says Kirsten Meyer, Xylem product manager. “The Duron UV system provides substantial energy savings compared with conventional systems due to its overall efficiency and adaptability to changing operating conditions, making it an ideal solution to help create a sustainable water supply in California.”
One reason why Xylem’s Wedeco Duron UV water disinfection system was conditionally accepted is because it meets the standards as required by Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) for recycled waters. In addition, the system from Xylem can be fine-tuned to match a customer’s water quality needs, operation conditions, and discharge requirements, causing it to be supported extensively by third parties.