Whether we can see it or not, there are many organisms in our water that could potentially harm us. Some things found in water, such as fluoride, can be helpful to our bodies. Other components can make us ill if ingested which is why it is important to have a water purification system. UV water purification systems are amazing in how many of these harmful organisms they can eliminate to make our water safer for consumption. The way it works is harmful bacteria in the water is exposed to the UV light which then alters the DNA of these organisms preventing reproduction. The organisms can now no longer reproduce eliminating the threat of entering our bodies and causing sickness. The ultraviolet light of this purification system can eliminate common household sickness causing bacterias such as streptococcus, E. Coli, Hepatitis B, and many more. It may seem like this process could alter the taste of your drinking water but that is a huge benefit! While the UV system does get rid of the threat of harmful bacteria it will not take away or add anything that would alter the taste of the water in your home. It is amazing what a UV purification system can do!