Unfortunately, public water treatment systems are not fail safe. A 2018 report from the EPA detailed the detection of the faecal parasite Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016.
The report stated that
in eight supplies, the treatment processes or infrastructure were not good enough to treat Cryptosporidium effectively;
in seven supplies, there were no treatment processes in place at all at the water treatment plant to treat Cryptosporidium, and
in three supplies, there was an appropriate barrier to Cryptosporidium at the water treatment plant but operational issues resulted in the failure to remove the parasite.
Eight supplies supplying water to 66,621 people, were added to the list in 2018. These supplies were added for persistent pesticide problems, inadequate treatment for Cryptosporidium, failure to meet the trihalomethane (THM) standard and persistent nitrate problems.
THMs are chemicals produced by a reaction between using chlorine to disinfect water and natural organic matter. At high levels, they have been associated with certain cancers and reproductive problems.
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Our team is always available to provide you with specialised advice about your Waterwise system as part of our after-care service. Please feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or require accessories and replacement cartridges.
Yes, we sell a wide range of replacement cartridges and accessories at our online store.
Yes, you can. Our products are designed to work together and you can purchase individual components at a later stage. For optimum water taste and quality and protection of your water pipes however, we recommend the complete system be installed at the same time.
Depending on the degree of contaminants in your water, we can recommend a tailored solution to suit your circumstances. Please contact us for further information.
The Alvito filter cartridge must be replaced after 6 months (in accordance with DgIN 1988). As a basic rule 6,000 – 8,000 litres of water can be filtered within a six-month period. Earlier replacement might be necessary when the water flow becomes noticeably reduced. This is not the result of any deficiency in the filter used but rather a sign of the increased presence of fine particles in the raw unfiltered water. Only use with cold water, and protect from freezing.
The counter top filter sits on top of your work top next to your sink and is visible in your kitchen. The under-sink filter requires installation by a plumber under your sink and is generally not visible in finished kitchens.
Counter top filters are quick and easy to install. Please watch our video for advice here.
- Light proofed filter housing
- Space saving wall bracket stainless steel
- Quick couplings stainless steel
- Ball valve stainless steel
- Non return valve stainless steel
- space saving 90° fitting stainless steel
- Flexible stainless-steel cold-water hose directing into the filter housing
- Cold water pipes from the mains
- T-piece to connect the cold water with the filter housing
- Hot water pipe
- Flexible hose to connect the cold water with the utility water valve on the tap stainless steel
- Flexible hose for hot water to the hot water valve on the tap stainless steel
- Filtered water runs through a special coated stainless-steel pipe to the 3-way tap
It is recommended you change the fluoride absorber (not the cartridge) every 12 months.
To effectively eliminate fluoride from the water, it must be in contact with the fluoride absorber for a prescribed amount of time that is consistent with a low flow rate.
EM pipes enhance the quality of your water by destroying water clusters and reducing negative energy and water memory. They make the water taste softer and accelerate its absorption into the body’s cells.
EM Pipes have a lifetime span and are ideal for regular use.
You can view our installed products at our office in Shanglish, Gort. You can also view the counter top and under sink filters at the Russell Gallery at the Flaggy Shore in Co Clare, at Nature's Hand Health Shop in Limerick at the Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick, and the counter top filter at Heights of Health Shop in Ennis.
You can purchase our products at our online shop or you can find them at Nature’s Hand Health Shop in Limerick at the Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick, the Heights of Health Shop in Ennis, the Healing Harvest Health Store in Kinvara, Co Galway, or at our office in Shanglish, Gort.
We accept credit card, cash and you can also lodge your payment into our bank account. Contact us for further information.