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UV & Chlorination Systems to Remove Bacteria & Oxidize Contaminants

Microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa (such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium) may be present in well or surface water. According to the Water Quality Association (WQA):

“…microbial contaminants, such as E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidiumcan cause gastrointestinal problems and flu-like symptoms commonly attributed to undercooked or improperly stored food. They include:

Bacteria: Single-celled organisms lacking well-defined nuclear membranes and other specialized functional cell parts which reproduce by cell division or spores. Bacteria may be free-living organisms or parasites. Bacteria (along with fungi) are decomposers that break down the wastes and bodies of dead organisms, making their components available for reuse. Bacterial cells range from about 1 to 10 microns in length and from 0.2 to 1 micron in width. They exist almost everywhere on earth. Some bacteria are helpful to humans, while others are harmful.

Viruses:  Parasitic infectious microbes, composed almost entirely of protein and nucleic acids, which can cause disease(s) in humans. Viruses can reproduce only within living cells. They are 0.004 to 0.1 microns in size, which is about 100 times smaller than bacteria.

Cysts: Capsules or protective sacs produced by many protozoans (as well as some bacteria and algae) as preparation for entering a resting or a specialized reproductive stage. Similar to spores, cysts tend to be more resistant to destruction by disinfection. Fortunately, protozoan cysts are typically 2 to 50 microns in diameter and can be removed from water by fine filtration.”

How To Treat Bacterial Contamination in Water

UV (ultraviolet) water purification is a chemical-free and cost-effective way to ensure your water is free of harmful bacteria.

If you are unsure of the microbiological quality of your source water or if you are looking for additional security from your municipal water source, then McLeod’s EcoWater has the solution for residential UV systems.

UV technology is proven to control microbiological (bacteria & virus) issues in water including E.coli, Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia. Our systems provide the ultimate in UV protection for your home.

Chlorination & peroxide systems from EcoWater Bowmanville include a chemical feed pump designed to inject a predetermined level of chlorine or peroxide into the water. This will kill bacteria and oxidize high levels of iron, manganese, and sulfur.

From there a retention tank is used to ensure contact time for a proper bacteria kill, and/or time to completely oxidize iron and sulfur.

The oxidized contaminants will then be filtered through multimedia filters and lastly, a carbon filter will remove chlorine and/or organics which may be present in water.

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Local Ontario Reviews

Jenny B
Jenny B
21:33 25 Feb 24
Great refill shop for RO & Alkaline water. Super clean store and friendly/ very helpful staff. It might not be their thing, but I would love it if they could offer spring water too!
Jennisa Nav
Jennisa Nav
20:24 12 Feb 24
I have been using this place for their alkaline water for almost a year now and I have had nothing but the best experience. I recommend them to all my friends and family and as long as I live in Bowmanville, I will continue my business with them. Thank you guys for being so kind, patient, and helpful!
daniel mccoy
daniel mccoy
15:28 12 Feb 24
I live in mississauga and have been using 2 local suppliers for my water, due to having to travel to bowmanville area for workand time restrictions I needed to find a local source. I found EcoWater Bowman through a google search and I am glad I did, not only are the staff fun and interactive but the quality of water is way better than I have been getting in the past. I am so happy to have found this place!
James Rivera
James Rivera
23:28 01 Aug 23
Amazing service and amazing water quality!!! Highly recommend to anyone would wants to invest in quality water. The prices are by far the best you can find anywhere, and a better option than bottled water.
Adam Newell
Adam Newell
22:09 14 Jul 23
Great product, fair prices, relatively small ecological footprint of their whole system, friendly staff. My only complaint is the hours. Several times I've been there before the closing time on the door and either found it closed, or, like today, argued through the door whether it was 4:58 or 5, and they're firm and unwavering in their reading of the clock.I suspect it's a complicated system to shut down and a pain to restart for one fill, but if that's the case, they should have the hours posted accordingly. Nothing but lovely people working there who want to get home, like the rest of us, but I've been there 10 minutes before closing with no sign of activity, so I try to get it in the morning, but especially Friday afternoons, with traffic, it is exceptionally frustrating to get there with minutes to spare only to be told it's later than it is and to come back tomorrow, which is a substantial round trip when you're out of town.I also think it should be posted that anyone drinking nothing but RO water should be taking a calcium and magnesium supplement to avoid losing minerals. They offer "akaline" water with minerals but I've yet to see anyone fill from that tap in the year plus I've been a customer. What the product is - "RO Water"- is clearly posted and they do make an effort to sell the alkaline water for drinking water, but I'm not sure anyone there is aware of the potential long term effects of drinking deionized water or how those effects are easy offset by taking cal-mag or similar w vitamin D. It's not scary-bad, but, over time, will contribute to things like osteoporosis.To be clear, my issues with this company are with the closing times being unforgiving (to say the least) but if you're looking for RO water with a very low waste system and excellent protocol for cleaning jugs (peroxide rinse), this is the place.
Elliot Zovighian
Elliot Zovighian
14:33 20 Jul 22
Been buying our water here since we moved to Bowmanville in 2013. Great water. Great place.
Goblin Con
Goblin Con
15:25 02 Jul 22
I've been filling water jugs at this location for upwards of 5+ years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.Their small team of staff is always welcoming, friendly and courteous; even as so far as helping to carry jugs to my vehicle for me (I usually bring 6-8 jugs) which is a huge boon.Other reviewers mention the hours of the establishment as a negative which I can see how it could be for a busy family either workwise or kidwise but once you learn their schedule, I found it fairly simple to round up my jugs on a saturday morning and go fetch some water (and other errands).
Sailing Sealight
Sailing Sealight
14:12 12 May 22
They tested my well water for free. Very friendly guy working at this location.
Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd
12:58 26 Mar 22
Polite people, great pricing, clean shop. I really like this place. But, the hours suck. Close at 5 on the weekday so you can't fill up after work and only open 9:30 until 3:30 Saturday - closed Sunday. My friendly suggestion would be to remain open until 6:30 during the week and 5 on Saturday. Gives a better window of time for those who work all day.Still a customer and always will be.. Cheers
Shawn Watkinson
Shawn Watkinson
14:05 08 Jul 21
Best place in Durham for water refills. The sort of place where they know you by name when you walk in. I couldn't go back to tap water after getting my water here.
SHERRY Dallin
SHERRY Dallin
21:47 25 Jun 21
Always a good experience....friendly and helpful each and every time. I come from Oshawa to fill up my jugs!!
Michael McFarlane
Michael McFarlane
14:52 09 Apr 21
Very helpful and pleasant staff.
Danielle Knapp
Danielle Knapp
00:55 18 Feb 21
Great Place to get water! Quick and Easy, staff is always friendly!
Virginia Gomes
Virginia Gomes
18:51 28 Oct 20
We moved to Bowmanville last year and we've been getting water from here ever since. After reading the reviews online and weighing other options, it seemed like the right choice. It's a very clean little facility and it's very easy to clean and refill the bottles. Staff are very friendly and the customer service is on point! You're greeted as soon as you walk in and if you need a hand with your bottles, they're more than happy to help! Which is always nice to see!
Matt Deleon
Matt Deleon
19:33 01 Sep 20
We are new in town and found Ecowater. Great service (by Dennis) and great prices. We’ll definitely be back!
Mike Coleman
Mike Coleman
16:38 15 Aug 20
They are being really good about social distance guidelines, are helpful, etc. I've only bought from them a few times, but will miss the place when we move
Jared Stender
Jared Stender
16:07 10 Dec 19
Great place for clean water go all the time
Del Thakar
Del Thakar
04:18 13 Jan 19
Friendly employee's at the store
karl taylor
karl taylor
12:30 16 May 18
Great people and service
Mike Soucie
Mike Soucie
12:16 19 Mar 18
Cleanest water you'll get. Great service, great prices.
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