REMOVING CONTAMINANTS
REMOVING CONTAMINANTS

When you turn on the tap, the water that flows out may look fresh and clean. But between the original source and your glass are kilometres of pipes, storage tanks and treatment facilities.

An eSpring™ Water Treatment System filters out, disinfects and reduces a wide range of contaminants, leaving you with clear, pure, great tasting water.

BY-PRODUCTS FROM TREATMENT FACILITIES

Water treatment facilities use a disinfecting agent (typically chlorine or chloramines) to make it safe for public consumption.

However, the disinfection process can react with naturally occurring organic matter in the water, producing by-products such as THMs (trihalomethanes). These THMs include chloroform, bromoform, bromodichloromethane, chlorodibromomethane and chloramines. Some of these compounds are suspected to be carcinogens.

NSF International conducted tests that showed the eSpring system met or exceeded the reduction standards for disinfection by-products.

PESTICIDES

Awareness has grown for some time of the risks posed by pesticides seeping into the ecosystem and contaminating water supplies.

Although rare, water quality surveys have shown that pesticide contamination of drinking water does occur. However, the health effects of consuming contaminated water are not yet known.

NSF International have tested and certified the eSpring Water Purification System for the effective reduction of a number of different pesticides and their by-products.

RADIONUCLIDES

Radionuclides are radioactive contaminants.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas with no taste, odour or colour. It is produced by the natural decay of uranium in soil and rocks containing uranium ores, granite, shale, phosphate and pitchblende.

Most radon dissipates harmlessly in the atmosphere. However, radon gas can accumulate and dissolve into underground water sources such as wells.

The eSpring Water System is the first system certified by the NSF to reduce the presence of radon and radon decay products in drinking water.

PARTICULATES

Particulates are visible or invisible specks of dirt, rust, or other materials suspended in water. These particulates can affect the taste, odour and clarity of your water.

The eSpring carbon block filter is designed with extremely small spaces between the carbon granules. The filter is therefore capable of removing particles as tiny as 0.2 microns — 300% smaller than the width of a human hair.

At that scale, tiny particles such as asbestos, sediment, dirt and lime scale have no chance of getting through to your glass.

MICROORGANISMS

‘Microorganisms’ is a general term to describe the thousands of bacteria, protozoans and viruses known to pose health risks to humans — such as e. coli and rotovirus.

The ultraviolet technology in each eSpring unit has been independently tested to emit a UV dose of 40 mJ/cm2. This is capable of eliminating more than:

  • 99.9999% of bacteria
  • 99.99% of viruses
  • 99.9% of giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium oocysts