FAQ’s: Water Purification

Purification FAQs

The Twist-Off one-micron purification system is incredibly powerful (1 micron is 100 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair). It is independently certified for 1,200 gallons of use for chlorine, lead, cysts, bad taste and odor reduction – that’s like drinking 240 of those big five-gallon bottles. Specifically, it is a one-micron, block, granular activated carbon filter with lead reduction media. This filter has been tested to NSF performance Standard 42 and Standard 53. Our filters undergo rigorous testing and independent verification for performance. Each filter is rated at .5 gpm with a maximum pressure of 125 psi and a maximum temperature of 100º F. Class 1 filtration media.

We regret that we are only certified to purify potable water. So, if your water is contaminated, we would recommend that you get a more significant water treatment system.

Most municipal water costs about 1 penny for 4 gallons. So, if you are replacing 7 five-gallon bottles of water a month you were drinking with your previous bottled water cooler with a bottleLess cooler, your municipal water bill will go up about .09 cents. So, the answer is yes – around $1.08 cents per year. But remember, you’re also subtracting the cost of the bottled water you were buying, plus delivery, cooler rental costs, and the environmental impact of all that wasted plastic!

Yes! Most likely, you’re already drinking purified water. The majority of bottled water is just purified tap water. Most people choose bottled water for the perceived purity and the better taste. If you look at purified water compared to typical bottled water, there little difference in purity. When people say they don’t like the taste of tap water, it’s usually because of the chlorine in the water. We remove that and other chemicals, bad taste, and odor. So, your water will be pure and delicious, and much less expensive.

Our Standard Micron Purification system leaves the beneficial minerals (magnesium, potassium, etc.) in your water. Minerals are what gives water its “flavor”. The first stage removes all particles 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The second stage enhances the flavor and purity by removing chlorine, lead, and other harmful chemicals that produce bad taste. Basically, after the water goes through our purification system, you’re just left with H20 and minerals. The cooler purifies the water as you drink it.

We do also offer another purification system called Reverse Osmosis. Reverse Osmosis removes about 90% of the minerals in your water in addition to everything that Micron Purification does. Most regions in the USA do not require this technology – it is mainly beneficial in areas where the municipal water supply has very high concentrations of salt. This system is an additional $199/cooler and takes a little longer to install because it has to be tied to a drain. Reverse Osmosis installations, unlike micron filtration, require access to a sink.

Absolutely! You can chat with us online, email us at info@xowater.com, or call us at 888-299-6144. We’d love to hear from you!

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