Clean Drinking Water


Ultraviolet vs. Reverse Osmosis

Bacteria and microorganisms in water cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled and many health-related symptoms are not immediate, making it difficult to know if you have contaminated water. We recommend a water test if you are unsure of your water quality and/or any of the following are true:

  • If there is an infant in the home
  • If your water supply components (pump, pressure tank, treatment devices, pipelines, etc.) have recently been disassembled for repairs
  • If a new well has been constructed
  • If you are purchasing a home or property
  • If a flood has occurred near the well or spring; or
  • If any person or animal becomes sick from a suspected waterborne disease

Ultraviolet Water Treatment

If your water has microorganisms an Ultraviolet Water Treatment system is suggested. Disinfecting your water with ultraviolet (UV) light destroys 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals. The germicidal energy of ultraviolet light destroys illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA) with a powerful dose of UV light, eliminating the microorganisms’ ability to reproduce, causing them to die. In most UV systems water must flow slowly giving the UV light time to irradiate the organisms thus delivering the fresh water on demand, and at a lower flow rate.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

If microorganisms are not a concern in your water, we recommend a Reverse Osmosis system. Removing contaminants from your water through a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system allows for ready-to-use, fresh water from a pressurized storage tank. Most RO systems offer a 4-step filtration processes forcing water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane which does not allow the passage of sodium, chlorine, calcium, or larger molecules such as glucose, bacteria, and viruses etc.

AquaSystems’ Pure Choice 435 reverse osmosis system is installed under-counter with a 7-year parts, service, and labor warranty for $749.00!


To achieve ultimate pure water in your home, having both an Ultraviolet and Reverse Osmosis treatment system is recommended. Call Aqua Systems of Southwest Montana today to discuss your water treatment options or to schedule your free water analysis.