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Salt-Free Water Softener (Water Descaler)

Many softeners use salt to neutralize the minerals, but this results in additional expense and has a negative impact on the environment as all of that salt goes back into the water system. Salt-free softeners, or water descalers, condition the water and remove scale build up from pipes.

Sea

Sea means, simply, the ocean; but the word sea can also refer to a defined portion of the ocean as with the Red Sea or the Seven Seas.

Selective Filtration

During selective filtration, a specialized filter is used to target specific contaminants. A Claryum® filter, for instance, utilizes four different filtration technologies to remove as many contaminants as possible while retaining the healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Shower Filter

A shower filter is a filtration system installed at your shower head designed to remove chlorine and other contaminants from the water that’s being bathed in.

Standing Rock Indian Reservation

The Standing Rock Indian Reservation is located in North and South Dakota. It was the site of a protest by the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native American tribes and organizations who opposed the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Activists argued that the pipeline was a threat to the water supply.

Standing Rock Sioux

The Standing Rock Sioux are a Native American tribe who protested the installment of the Dakota Access pipeline (an oil pipeline) along their lands, arguing that it endangered not only their own water supply but water supplies throughout the region.

Stream

A stream is a body of water that flows in a channel.

Sump

The word sump refers to the plastic housing that holds the filter cartridge.  It allows for water to flow through a specific cartridge before moving on to the next step of the filtration process.

System Manifold

The system manifold is the unit into which the sumps are screwed.  It holds the water filtration system together to ensure proper water flow.

Terms You Should Know

  • Raw Water

    When water is called “raw” it is untreated – simply meaning no removal of contaminants, bacteria, parasites, etc.  A common new trend in the US, drinking raw water... Raw Water

  • Algal Bloom

    When an algae population grows rapidly, causing the water to be discolored, it is called an algal bloom. Some algal blooms produce toxins, while non-toxic blooms can be just... Algal Bloom

  • NSF International

    NSF International is actually not an abbreviation, but a stand-alone term. While NSF used to stand for National Sanitation Foundation, it was officially changed to... NSF International

  • Point Of Use Filter

    A point of use, or POU, filter purifies water at the point where water is actually used. Whether at your kitchen faucet, a refrigerator dispenser, or your shower head, a... Point Of Use Filter

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