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Questions to Ask When Considering a Water Filtration System
1. Is the system Certified by NSF International (NSF)?
- Multipure is certified by NSF International (NSF) under Standard 42- Aesthetic Effects for Chlorine, Chloramines and Particulate Matter. Multipure is also certified under Standard 53- Health Effects for asbestos, certain endocrine disrupters, cysts, lead, mercury, MTBE, trihalomethanes, turbidity, and VOCs (50+ chemicals & pesticides).
2. Is the system Certified or registered by the states of California and Iowa?
- Multipure is.
3. Is there a warranty on the housing?
Yes, a Lifetime warranty is offered for both stainless steel and plastic housings.
4. Is there a replaceable filter? If so, is it easy to change?
Yes and Yes!
5. How often should the filter be changed?
Once a year or 600-1200 gallons*
6. How long has the company been in business?
- Multipure has been in business since 1970.
7. Does the System remove the natural, healthy trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium?
- Not Multipure**.
8. Does it use electricity or waste water?
9. Is the System easy to use?
Yes. Multipure does not require storage of water and there is no delay time in treating the water.
10. Do you want a system that can reduce a wide range of contaminants?
*Depending upon which model is being used. The Aquaversa Below Sink with Capacity Monitor has a 1200-gallon rated capacity. The Aquadome and all other Aquaversa models have 750-gallon rated capacities. The Aquaperform Below Sink with Capacity Monitor has a 960-gallon rated capacity, and all other Aquaperform models have a 600-gallon rated capacity. The Aquamini has a 250-gallon rated capacity.
**According to Hamilton and Whitney's Nutrition, "soft water [water with the minerals removed] appears to contribute to a higher incidence of hypertension and heart disease in areas where it is used. Hard water [that retains its beneficial, naturally-occurring minerals] may oppose these conditions."
Look for Certification
The product should provide a statement that lists exactly which contaminants the filter is certified to reduce under which ANSI/NSF Standard (Standard 42: Aesthetic Effects or “taste and odor,” and Standard 53: Health Effects, like Cryptosporidium, lead, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), and disinfection byproducts. Make sure the filter is Certified by checking product information provided or checking NSF’s listings.
NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. For 60 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety, and protection of the environment. While focusing on food, water, indoor air, and the environment, NSF develops national standards, provides learning opportunities through its Center for Public Health Education, and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interests of all stakeholders. The primary stakeholder groups include industry, the regulatory community, and the public at large.
NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Its professional staff includes engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations. NSF has earned the Collaborating Center designations by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
Serving manufacturers operating in 80 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA. The NSF Mark is recognized for its value in international trade around the world and is respected by regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
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Multipure's Solid Carbon Block Filters provide clean, delicious, healthier water for drinking, cooking, beverages, food preparation, and more. And refreshing Multipure water is available whenever you need it, right at your kitchen sink. Multipure’s exclusive three-stage, compressed, activated solid carbon block filter does not remove healthful minerals, but it does reduce a wide range of contaminants of health concern.
All units include hardware and materials needed for installation, and the filter is easy to replace. Plus, Multipure Drinking Water Systems come with a 90-day money-back guarantee, a lifetime warranty on the housing, and a one year warranty on all accessories.