|Product Type||Drinking Water Systems|
|Product Name||DWS 1||DWS 2||DWS 3||Reverse Osmosis||TWIST DUAL||TWIST|
|Model||SST||UCS2||UCS3||RO450/RO450M||QS2/ QS2X/ QS2K||QS1/QS1X/QS1K|
|For use with municipally treated water||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|For use with well, lake or river water||√||√||√|
|Includes Filtered Water Chrome Faucet||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Type of Filtration (See text box)||CM + ACB||CM + ACB||CM + ACB||RO||ACB||ACB|
|Bacteria (e.g. E. coli)||√||√||√|
Types of Filtration
ACB – Activated Carbon Block CM – Ceramic Filtration RO – Reverse Osmosis
Many municipalities across North America treat water by a process called “Chloramination”. It involves disinfecting water by chloramines , which are formed when ammonia is used in addition to chlorine . Chloramines reduce the formation of potentially cancer-causing Trihalomethanes (THMs ), but Health Canada states that there is potential for formation of other potentially dangerous by-products such as haloketones, chloropicrin, haloacetic acids etc, whose health effects are still under study.
Among the known effects of chloramines are bad tastes and odours in drinking water & beverages made from such water. In addition, chloramines can cause skin irritation, are corrosive by nature, and are toxic to fish.
It is estimated that 1/3rd of all Canadians now drink water that has been treated by Chloramines . Major urban populations in Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Greater Victoria, Dauphin, St John’s, Toronto & surrounding areas, Saskatoon and many more are now on chloraminated water.
Boiling water or allowing water to sit at room temperature does not remove chloramines from drinking water. Most undersink activated carbon based filters or reverse osmosis systems are also ineffective in removing chloramines .
Rainfresh QCA and CA1 filter cartridges are specially formulated and are tested and certified for chloramine reduction. Rainfresh Whole House Chloramines reduction system reduces chloramines from all the water in the home.