Water Purification Information
XO Water offers you two options when it comes to water filtration – Micron Filtration and Reverse Osmosis.
Our Micron purification technology works great to remove impurities and chemicals found in tap water, but some parts of the country that have a higher concentration of salt in their water may benefit from Reverse Osmosis purification.
Read more about each option below to see what kind of filtration is best for you.
Two High-Quality Filtration Options
It’s Like 5 Filters In One
The XO Water Twist-Off Purification System is the ultimate “user friendly” filter on the market. Replacement of the cartridges is completed in a matter of seconds. You just detach the filter body from the permanent head with a twist of the wrist. The new filter cartridge is just as easily replaced by threading it into the head.
The Twist-Off system automatically turns the supply water off when the cartridge is disconnected from the head. No drips. No hassles.
This purification system is independently certified to remove the things most people are concerned about in their tap water: Chlorine and other harmful chemicals, lead, bad taste and odor. However, this commercial-grade purification system leaves the beneficial minerals in your purified water.
When you combine pure water & minerals, you have water that is delicious!
The XO Water Micron purification system has been tested to NSF performance Standard 42 and Standard 53. It is independently certified for chlorine, lead, cysts, bad taste and odor reduction. Specifically, it is a 1 micron, block, granular activated carbon filter with lead reduction media. It is certified for 1,200 gallons which equates to drinking 240 of those big five-gallon bottles.
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. All filters should be installed on cold water lines only.
NOTE: Activated carbon filters are not intended to be used where the water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection.
What Does Micron Filtration Remove?
For parts of the country where there is an extremely high salt concentration in the municipal supply, BottleLess Direct recommends that you upgrade your purification technology to reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis removes more than 85% of the minerals from their water (in addition to the things removed by our Micron Purification). Salt is a mineral – so RO is necessary to make this water taste delicious. Basically, you’re left with just H2O. This is the same process used to turn ocean water into drinking water (otherwise known as desalination)!
Your water passes through a 4-stage reverse osmosis purification system before it gets to your glass. The first stage removes particles 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The second stage enhances the flavor and purity by removing chlorine, lead and potentially harmful chemicals that produce bad taste and odor. The third stage removes about 90% of all minerals in your water. In this stage, water is pressure-forced through the pores in the membrane. The fourth stage further purifies the water to give it a clean, crisp taste.
What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?
Water is pressure-forced through microscopic pores in a thin membrane. How small, you ask? These “pores” are 200,000 times SMALLER than the diameter of that human hair!
Reverse Osmosis is the process used by many brands of bottled water such as AquaFina™ and Dasani™. Check out the labels!