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Safe Drinking Water Act

The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed by Congress in 1974. This was to protect public drinking water by regulating its supply. It was however amended in 1986 and 1996. It authorizes the US EPA to set National Health Based Standards for drinking water. The sources of water include rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs and ground water wells. It does not include private wells. The contaminants they are protecting against are both naturally occurring and man-made that are found in drinking water. The 1974 version of the Act was focused on the treatment of the water to be safe at the tap. In 1996 the amendment enhanced the law by looking at the source water protection, operation training, funding for system improvements, and providing the public with more information. The list of regulated contaminants is very long; however they have broken it down into primary and secondary contaminants. The main concern is monitoring contaminants that may have adverse health risks. Examples of these are arsenic, lead, mercury, and uranium to name a few. The secondary contaminates are the aesthetics of water, like taste, odor, and clarity. Some of the contaminates that cause this are aluminum, copper, iron, fluoride and sulfate.  A series of filters we recommend to handle the second contaminates is the Pentek EP series carbon-briquette cartridges. • Nominal 5-micron rating* • High dirt-holding capacity maximizes utilization of the carbon block* • Highly effective bad taste & odor and chlorine taste & odor reduction* The government is working hard on regulating the water standards from state to state and even county to county. However the water may not be as clean as you need it to be for safe drinking water. Filter Pure is here to help make that happen. For more information on the removal of the above contaminates and how Filter Pure has been assisting the Government, Schools, and Municipalities please contact Amy Easter, amy@filterpure.com or 800-942-7873. Sign up for our Newsletter! Ask us a question!

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Government Sales Experience

Filter Pure has provided high quality products and exceptional, knowledgeable service to customers in a wide variety of industries for over 30 years. One of those industries is our Federal Government. Our specialist in this department is Amy Easter, who is flexible and responsive to our customers’ unique requirements.

Our extensive line of quality products and competitive pricing make us the first choice for our customers’ filtration needs. Our Federal Government customers include US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, Veterans Administration, US Special Operations Command, AAFES, and several other military installations. We also provide to State and Local Governments as well.

We are registered in SAM with cage code 32YK1. Our NAICS and FSC Codes are as follows:

221310: Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 333318: Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 333911: Pump and Pumping Equipment 4110: Refrigeration Equipment 4610: Water Purification Equipment 4710: Pipe, Tube and Rigid Tubing 4730: Hose, Tube, Lubrication, and Railing Fittings 4820: Valves, Non-powered 4330: Centrifugal, Separators, and Pressure and Vacuum Filters

We are proud to assist our Federal Government in all their water filtration needs. If you are affiliated with the government and want more information on how we can help you, please contact Amy Easter, Amy@filterpure.com, at 800-942-7873. Or submit your question below.

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Water Testing in Schools

Many schools in the state of Florida have contacted Filter Pure in regards to testing their water. A common problem seen in schools is equipment damage due to hard and unfiltered water. Some of the most expensive equipment in schools can be found right in the cafeteria; ice machines, steamers and combi ovens. The problem with hard and unfiltered water is the limescale build-up that can cause excessive machine downtime and increased maintenance costs. It is estimated that 3mm of limescale build up can cause 25% energy loss in addition to unwanted and costly service calls. So how does Filter Pure help with these issues? We first test the water, checking all levels of chlorine, alkalinity and hardness. Once the test results are received back, we then recommend a course of action and filtering system to put in place to remedy these problems. One system recommended is the MRS-100 Reverse Osmosis System (9970-07). Ideal for flash steamers, conventional steamers, combi-ovens, and more, this system improves equipment life and performance by removing at least 90%+ of all dissolved solids that cause scale build-up. It guards against taste and odor causing contaminants, while removing dirt particulates and dissolved minerals that can adversely affect taste of water and beverages. Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean. Internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination.  For over thirty year, Filter Pure has been providing great solutions to water problems in universities and schools. If you are interested in getting your water tested or have any questions or concerns about your water please contact us at 800-942-7873 or submit your question to the link below. If you are a school or university please contact Amy Easter at Amy@filterpure.com. She has helped hundreds of schools with their water issues and she is more than happy to help you as well.  Submit your question here!

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Keeping our Soldiers Safe

For over 30 years, Filter Pure Systems has been keeping our soldiers safe by keeping their drinking water SAFE, especially our boys on the seas. Did you know that a survey was done to determine the risk of contaminated drinking water aboard eleven different US Naval ships? The findings showed that every ship had a moderate risk of chemical contamination in production, storage and distribution systems. This was due to volatile organic compounds, total petroleum hydrocarbons, disinfection by-products and lead.

The U.S. Navy has recognized Everpure Bromination as the safest, most reliable and easy to use method of water disinfection aboard their ships and Filter Pure Systems is proud to provide them with those systems. Bromination was first registered for use in 1976, treating potable water by using polybrominated ion exchange resin. Bromine is a natural occurring element that is found as bromide in living organisms and is a common component in seawater. A large portion of onboard and offshore illness can be caused by this. 

The revolutionary bromine-based systems provide an excellent alternative to chlorine, while de-chlorination systems can be retrofitted to bring cleaner taste to pre-chlorinated water. Ideal for ships of any size, or even off-shore platforms, our Everpure Marine bromination systems won’t corrode filtration equipment like chlorine can. 

Chlorine also carries a fire hazard safety warning and bromine does not. The bromine cartridges hold the polybromide resin, which is non-toxic, and more importantly, non-flammable. Everpure’s de-chlorination systems can also be retrofitted to work with existing chlorination systems, removing the unpleasant taste and smell of chlorine.

Remember, water is the fuel for the United State’s most important military weapon, our Soldiers! So it is a priority to make sure their water is fresh, clean, and most importantly, SAFE!  To learn more about Everpure Marine water filters, contact Filter Pure Systems, Inc. today. We work closely with distributors and customers to ensure that they get the best water filter systems for their needs. Whether you need quick-change cartridges — or a completely new bromination system — Filter Pure Systems, Inc. is here to help! Contact us online or reach Customer Service at 1-800-942-7873.

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The Best Espresso in Town!

Every single morning before arriving to work, Amy stops by her local Starbucks and orders her usual venti latte. They know her there by name and are happy to send her on her way with her triple espresso shot drink. Amy said that her morning espresso kick starts her day and without it, well, you would probably find her half asleep at her desk, struggling to focus on her work.

Espresso can be a vital part of someone’s day, like Amy. Did you know that over 55% of the US drink espresso? That percentage is equivalent to 150 million people! That’s A LOT of espresso! 

Did you also know that Espresso is 90% water! It is a key essential ingredient in espresso preparation. So having a water filtration system becomes a must, especially in areas with hard water. Not having filtered water will affect the taste of your espresso as well as the lifespan of your equipment.  So what is the best water filtration system for your espresso machine?   Well, here’s a couple options to consider: The Claris System 5-Stage Filtration Process

  • Pre-filtration
  • Carbonate hardness adjustment
  • Fine filtration
  • Highly efficient carbon block removes harmful contaminant and unpleasant odors and tastes
  • Solid membrane filter removes particles down to 5 micron for highest equipment protection
  • Operates in vertical or horizontal position

 

3 -Stage Blending: Softens, Buffers, and Filters Water
  • Utilizes ion exchange resin with buffering capabilities and high capacity coconut carbon filtration
  • A small amount of carbon filtered water bypasses softening resin to allow proper initial hardness. 
  • Buffering prevents water from becoming too acidic. 
  • It also reduces hardness in water that can cause minerals to build-up in espresso equipment. 
  • It also reduces chlorine, off tastes and odors. Cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean. 
*The QC7I-Twin ESO7 System is pictured to the right.
Depending on your espresso machine and water quality needs, your commercial water filtration system may differ. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to help you in sizing the right system.