Filtration 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.

Health Facts

  • 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.

Water Issues

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.

Restaurant Facts

  • 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.

GLOSSARY

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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