Communities throughout Michigan face challenge of updating aging water and sewer systems
A new report commissioned by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn. (MITA) found Michigan and its communities are not keeping up with the multimillion-dollar investments needed to ensure clean drinking water and wastewater treatment for residents and businesses.
The IsoTwist PureWaterMachine is an under-sink RO filter system optimized to treat city water using the existing water pressure. It makes up to 50 gpd of great-tasting water while taking up less space. The proprietary twist-off disposable filters are designed to make installation and replacement quick, easy and sanitary. Choose four or five stages of filtration to ensure premium water taste and quality. The system comes ready to install with connection hardware, tubing, faucet and instruction manual.
The ChloraBlock cartridge filter provides four times the chloramine-reducing capacity and twice the chlorine-reducing capacity of standard carbon blocks. Key features include a large quantity of catalytically active nitrogen groups for effective chloramine reduction, a binder system that maximizes the availability of catalytic sites and 1-µ nominal filtration. The filter is suited for commercial, industrial and residential POU applications.
These water purifiers are housed in stylish grey ergonomic bodies. With their compact, rounded shapes, the purifiers are designed to be installed under a kitchen sink and allow easy filter changes and maintenance access. The small Cleone is a classic RO unit. The mid-sized Spirit has a contemporary style and delivers 43.2 gph of direct-flow water. The larger Bluewater Pro delivers 81.3 gph to professional users or those who want a whole-house water purification system.
The H-300-NXT Everpure line of luxury residential water filtration products is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 401 for the removal of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds including bisphenol A. The pleated filter membrane is 30% larger than the standard H-300 and provides 50% greater dirt-holding capacity and contaminant reduction capability while maintaining longer filter life. The drinking water system can be installed in kitchens or wet bars and can be connected to appliances.
The PUR Ultimate Series of filter pitchers comes in three models: 7-cup, 7-cup with LED indicator, and 11-cup with LED indicator. The pitchers have a sleek, modern design composed of BPA-free components. The filters use Maxion technology, a blend of carbon and ion exchange materials that removes contaminants from water. LED indicators alert users when filters are ready to be changed.
The system reduces contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from drinking water
Later this month, Pentair will release its newest product, the H-300-NXT, an addition to its Everpure residential line of luxury water filtration products. The system reduces emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds like bisphenol A that may be found in drinking water.
The manufacturer states that the larger filter design provides greater dirt-holding capacity, “ideal for parts of the country where high silt content in water is a concern.”
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
This ½-gal pitcher removes 96% of chlorine and contaminants from tap water in just a few seconds. It is simple to use—just fill the pitcher and fasten it to the gallon dispenser. Store the sleek, slim-line pitcher in the refrigerator or leave it on the docking station at room temperature. Claryum filters last six months and retain naturally occurring minerals in the water. All components are BPA free.