These carbon cartridges are highly effective at filtering municipal water. To be used in conjunction with the Countertop and Under-the-Counter water filtration units (sold separately).
This carbon cartridge is designed to reduce chlorine taste and odor, dissolved and particulate lead, cysts, MTBE and certain volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). They have a 0.5-micron* rating, lead reduction capabilities through 2,000 gallons, VOC and MTBE reduction, 99.95% reduction of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Entamoeba and Toxoplasma cysts, Premium high capacity chlorine taste & odor reduction through more than 20,000 gallons and enhanced dirt holding capacity.
*For a frame of reference, a red blood cell is 8 microns
Why treat your water supply?
All water supplies will have certain levels of chemical contaminants (DBCP, EDB, TCE, PCE, THM and certain other organic chemicals. Also potential solids can be present (dirt, rust, particles, etc...) and dissolved solids (calcium, iron, copper, etc...). Often the water quality to various locations will see an assortment of these contaminants based on the water source, season of the year, construction within the vicinity, road construction in the area, water main work in the area, fire department testing hydrants and changing municipal water treatment practices. Obviously the feed water into a household can be greatly affected by all of these variables.
A properly designed water system can help to remove a certain percentage of the contaminants. The Countertop and Under-the-Counter systems are effective at helping to reduce some of the contaminants listed above.
We safeguard the integrity of our water filter products by only accepting returns and exchanges that remain in their original, sealed packaging.