Often times I am asked by our customers who live in the country, how often should I clean my cistern? Being a country girl myself, who has directly experienced the beauty of living just outside the city limits as well as the extra home maintenance that goes along with it, I can say that keeping up with regular cistern cleaning is a MUST!
This is especially true if you are collecting rain water and filtering your water with ultra violet disinfection. As we collect rain, the water picks up not only the sediment and other particles from the roof and eavestroughs but pesticides, herbicides and other pollutants in the air. These particles will end up clogging your filters very quickly, which will lead to low water pressure and dirt clouding the ultra violet bulb. By clouding the U/V bulb it will not be able to effectively kill the viruses and bacteria. Drinking and showering in water that is contaminated with bacteria could lead to serious illness, especially in children and the elderly whose systems are more sensitive to changes in water quality.
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