Ultraviolet disinfection (UV) has been known for over 100 years as an effective method for inactivating waterborne pathogens and viruses. As an alternative or supplement to traditional chemical disinfectants, an ultraviolet disinfection system offers a number of operating advantages. UV disinfection systems are safe and easy to operate. In addition, the use of UV does not inject any taste or odor into the processed water, nor does it produce any undesirable by-products. UV disinfection systems feature a small footprint that is readily adaptable to fit into an existing treatment facility.