Due to active and not always well-regulated agricultural practices over the years, the groundwater in many areas has been polluted by different types of pesticides. Today, even with active prevention, specific extraction locations, and adequate draining systems in farmlands, the groundwater is still exposed to the threat of being highly contaminated by pesticides.
The chemicals used to control various types of pests found in agriculture are highly toxic for human and animal consumption posing both acute and chronic health hazards. Older types of pesticides that are outlawed by some countries, yet still used in others, can last multiple years in the soil as well. As pesticides are inorganic, human-made substances, some of them take a long time to break down, and during intense rainfall they are able to make their way to the groundwater. It possesses further challenges as these inorganic substances mix with organic ones creating new, unfamiliar, and more resilient compounds.
ULTRAAQUA UV Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) systems are able to oxidize even the most complex chemical compounds. By implementing the ULTRAAQUA UV AOP or TOC processes, water treatment facilities become able to deliver secure drinking water to the public.