FAQ About Multipure NSF Certified Water Filters

Q: Why should I invest over $400.00 in a drinking water treatment system for
my kitchen when my delivered bottled water only costs our family
roughly $48.00 per month for our cooking and drinking needs?

Simple math should reveal the bottom line savings you’ll pocket with the purchase and daily use of a Multipure.  The amount of gallons you currently consume each month via bottled water compared with the average 750 gallons that a Multipure filter cartridge provides on a yearly basis is quite a savings.  750 gallons divided by 12 = 62 ½ gallons.  Each gallon (after the first year’s use of a Multipure unit) is 9 cents based on a replacement cartridge price of $69.95.  Plus, you don’t run out or have to ration (as can happen with water in bottles).

Q: With so many recognized contaminants of health concern in our water
supplies today, how do I know the Multipure water filter product line will
deliver the protection I desire?

First, know that the independent, third party testing and certification organization NSF International verifies, via published performance data, that the Multipure systems do what the web sites, brochures, videos, and other promotional materials Multipure produces say they do (See its listings at www.nsf.org).   Then, gauge the certified Multipure performance test data up against what you wish to protect yourself from.

Q: I once owned a pour-thru water filter and then a faucet-mount filter
unit as well, but found they put out such a poor flow rates that I got
real impatient and quit using them.  What kind of output can I expect
from a Multipure drinking water system compared to these two?

At typical household 60 psi (pounds per square inch) water pressure, the Multipure should produce roughly ¾ of a gallon per minute.  Fast enough to fill a large pot for boiling pasta, but slow enough to do an excellent job on the reduction of a wide range of contaminants, tastes and odors (See NSF’s performance listings for Multipure at www.nsf.org).

Q: My family and I enjoy chilled water during the hot summer months.
Can the Multipure water also be hooked up to our refrigerator?

Yes.  A “Tee” valve along with a sufficient length of tubing can typically service a refrigerator’s ice cube making device and / or the cold water dispensing feature.  An “insta-hot” device can be fed from the same Multipure water source as well.

Q: What kind of warranty and return policy do the Multipure drinking
water systems come with?

All Multipure Drinking Water Systems have a lifetime warranty on their housings and a 12 month accessories warranty.  There is a “no questions asked” 90 day money-back guarantee.

Q: “I will be moving to an area of the country that has an unacceptable amount of      nitrate/nitrites in its ground water.  Can I add on components to my Aquaversa below-sink model to reduce these contaminates or do I have to buy a whole      new system?

Yes, you can simply add the group of components that transforms your existing 750 model into a AquaRO drinking water system.  This will address the nitrate/nitrites issue as well as several other elements of health and aesthetic concern without having to purchase a whole new product.  Contact us via e-mail and ask for details at info@empower-water.com.

Q: How do I order a Multipure for my residence and how long does it
typically take to receive it?

Multipure water filtration products can be ordered via the link on this web site, over the telephone 303-666-0444 or Toll Free 1-888-663-0444, and through the mail as well.  All major credit cards are accepted along with checks and money-orders.  Units arrive usually within 5 to 7 working days via standard delivery (unless desired sooner).

Q: Do the Multipure water filter systems remove the sodium fluoride or minerals
from my tap water?

The “solid carbon block” filtration technology (Multipure pioneered in the early ‘70s) does not remove sodium fluoride or the natural dissolved minerals from water.  Multipure’s AquaRO drinking water system will reduce these elements in water.

Q: I read that pharmaceuticals in water supplies can cause a whole bunch
of health concerns.  What is the latest with drinking water treatment
systems and these improperly disposed of contaminants?

NSF International has not as yet established test protocols for pharmaceuticals; and the Environmental Protection Agency has not established allowable limits for any over-the-counter or prescription drugs found in drinking water supplies.  The Water Quality Association has, however, issued a statement (dated March 11, 2008) backing Point of Use filtration systems as “the best protection” for drinking water.  The WQA also adds that “many (POU) technologies have proven effective for some of these emerging contaminants.”  The WQA specified that activated carbon (the primary component of Multipure’s solid carbon block water filters) “has shown promise in removing many of these contaminants.”

Q: The local health department is reporting a “higher than normal” level of
DBPs (disinfection by-products) in our town’s water.  I’ve been drinking
the local tap water for 30 plus years and have never had any problems with
DBPs (whatever they are). They’re telling us to drink only bottled water for      now. Should I be concerned?

Yes.  DBPs are formed in water when the disinfectant chlorine (or chlorine mixed with ammonia) is used.  These chemicals interact with organics in water (algae, leaves, roots, dead animals, etc.) and form whole new chemical compounds that are quite potent and problematic to health.  Health effects such as Cancer; nervous system, liver, kidney, and reproductive ailments are attributed to the ingestion of DBPs from tap water.

The town’s recommendation to use only bottled water is a dichotomy in itself.  Many bottlers use tap water as their source water to fill with and are not under any requirement to exceed tap water standards.

Multipure Home Drinking Water Systems are tested and certified by NSF International for the reduction of DBPs (known chemically as: Trihalomethanes or THMs).  Go to www.nsf.org to view the entire listing.