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The municipal tap water is treated to keep certain contaminants within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, but is it safe to drink?  Water utilities across the country are adding chlorine and/or chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) to kill the bacteria and prevent waterborne disease.  Since chloramine is the least expensive and easiest option available to water utilities it became the most common used method for the treatment of our tap water around the country.  Unfortunately the chloramine is less effective and more dangerous to our health than chlorine.

THMs

The trihalomethanes are chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform. Trihalomethanes are formed as a by-product predominantly when chlorine is used to disinfect water for drinking. They represent one group of chemicals generally referred to as disinfection by-products. They result from the reaction of chlorine or bromine with organic matter present in the water being treated. The THMs produced have been associated through epidemiological studies with some adverse health effects.

VOCs

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a class or group of organic chemicals that contain carbon and tell to volatilize or evaporate into the atmosphere, such as: benzene, toluene, etc. The EPA estimates that VOCs are present in one-fifth or 20 % of the nation's water supplies. VOCs can have a variety of harmful health effects.

To check chemicals present in your local water visit EWG's Tap Water Database

422water Filtration

Our highest quality carbon block filtration removes chlorine, chloramine, THMs, VOCs and in addition pesticides, pharmaceutical residues, lead, cysts, rust, dirt, sediments and more. The filter element was tested using NSF/ANSI standard 42 and 53 protocol.

Filter Technical Information:

MAX. FLOW: 2.5 GPM 9.46 LPM
MAX. PRESSURE: 125/40 PSIG 8.6/2.76 Bar 
MAX. TEMPERATURE: 100°F 37.8°C
MIN. TEMPERATURE: 40°F 4.4°C

MICRON RATING: >99% @ 1 micron
CHLORINE REDUCTION: >95% 10,000 gallons @ 2 GPM
LEAD REDUCTION: >90% 2,500 gallons @ 2 GPM
CYST REDUCTION: >99.99%

Our high flow water filtration system is easy to install to your existing faucet for all of your drinking and cooking needs without the need for a separate water dispenser.  In addition you can plumb the system to your refrigerator’s water dispenser and ice maker (additional parts required and not included). 

We hope that you and your family enjoy clean, great tasting and odorless water right from your faucet.  Our subscription model will assure that your family will always have the best quality drinking water.

Cheers!