Water Filter Facts & Figures
Pentair Everpure Facts:
- Everpure is the number one selling commercial-grade water filtration system in the world.
- Since 1933, Everpure has been the number one trusted brand for commercial foodservice water filtration.
- Everpure's proprietary precoat technology offers nearly 6 times the filtering surface area than ordinary carbon filters.
- Municipal water can contain a number of substances including asbestos, cysts, bacteria, viruses, toxins, chemicals, fluoride and lead.
- Water aids in flushing harmful toxins out of the body, lessening the burden on the kidneys and liver.
Cloudiness/Turbidity: Suspended particles of dirt that make water appear cloudy and can affect the look and taste of water.
Hardness: Water becomes hard when it picks up calcium, magnesium and other minerals. This causes a buildup in appliances and pipes and a film on shower doors and tiles.
Musty, Earthy & Fishy Tastes & Odours: Caused by algae, molds and bacteria that naturally live in most water sources, such as lakes and rivers.
Discolouration & Staining: Caused by tea-like extracts of decaying leaves and metals, such as iron, manganese and copper.
Rotten Egg Smell: Caused by hydrogen sulfide in water, produced by bacteria in deep wells and in low use stagnant water mains.
Rust & Metallic Taste: Caused by excessive iron and other metals.
- One in two restaurants that serve filtered water use Everpure.
- More five star restaurants trust Everpure over any other brand.
- If you have had a beverage from a popular coffee chain or a cola product, you have had Everpure water.
Convenience & The Environment:
- Filtration is a responsible alternative to bottled water, providing great tasting water and eliminating plastic bottle waste.
- 17 gallons of diesel fuel are used to transport every 1,000 gallons of bottled water.
- It takes three times the amount of water to produce the bottles as it does to fill it.
- A single 20 ounce bottle of water, costing $1.50, would pay for about 1,000 gallons of municipal water. That's enough to fill the same bottle everyday for 13 years.
Asbestos: Impure magnesium silicate used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials and chemical fillers.
Bacteria: An infectious microorganism that affects the taste and purity of water.
Chloramine: The New Chlorine - a chemical compound used as a disinfectant, which is more difficult to filter than chlorine alone.
Cysts: A bacteria that is known to survive chlorine disinfection.
Fluoride: An additive to water used to strengthen tooth enamel, which can have an adverse affect on water.
Lead: A heavy metal that can contaminate water, causing serious health problems.
MTBE: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether - a chemical additive to fuel. Can be released into the ground and surface water via leaking underground storage tanks, pipelines, spills and emissions from marine engines into lakes and reservoirs.
TDS: Total Dissolved Solids - any solid that can be dissolved into water such as minerals and salts.
THMs: Trihalomethanes - a disinfection byproduct when organic matter in the water combines with chlorine.
Toxins: Poisonous substances, consisting mainly of protein, that are a byproduct of the metabolism of certain organisms.
Viruses: Various submicroscopic parasites of plants, animals and bacteria that often cause disease.
VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds - industrial and fuel chemicals released through ground water contamination which have low water solubility.
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