Submitted by Mountain Fresh Water
Mountain Fresh Water has been supplying clean, healthy drinking water to over 60 per cent of the corporate offices and thousands of homes in Calgary for 28 years.
Of those affected by the floods two years ago and laden with water boil advisories, those with the Mountain Fresh Water system did not have to boil water!
I brought the system to Invermere because I was using a jug filtration system that was just not doing a good job of cleaning the towns water.
It was costing a small fortune in new filters, the constant refilling was inconvenient and, above all, during a water boil advisory, I still had to boil!
So remembering the system I had in Calgary, which removed bacteria, sediment and chemicals, but left the essential minerals, I knew this would make a great fit for on-demand water in my home here in the valley.
Andi Schoni of Schoni Artisan Wood Oven Breads quickly became so enthusiastic about it and its simplicity that he now uses it for baking all his bread.
So a light went on and I thought others could do with this.
The system is a three-stage system connected to the cold water line under the kitchen sink. The compact unit is physically installed on a side panel under the counter, leaving ample storage space. A small drinking tap is installed in the corner of the sink and delivers an unlimited supply of filtered water to your home or office. There are no extra pumps or reservoirs needed. There are three filters, two laboratory grade pre-filters and a colloidal silver-infused, premium organic coconut activated carbon filter.
The pre-filters of 0.4 and 0.2 microns clean the water of sediment, rust, dirt and particulate matter such as bacteria. The third filter, the carbon one, removes the chemicals, their taste and odour while leaving in the essential minerals. Water with no minerals (i.e. reverse osmosis) is unhealthy for you.
Why no more boil water advisories? A filter with a micron value of 0.5 filters out Cryptosporidium and Giardia, which are the most common stomach and bowel upsetting bacteria we have here. They are potentially present in the water under these advisories. Here is a link to understand more: www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen_info/filters.html
Based on our current home consumption, the first filter wont need changing for at least two years, the second one for at least four years, and the carbon filter is good for 6,500 gallons (24,605 litres), which comes to about 10 years for a family of four (a colorimetric test shows the presence of chlorine once the filter has expired).
Think about how many filters this takes out of our landfills and environment! The system is $554.40 including taxes and installation, which takes about 45 minutes. Expensive? No. Over a two-year period, a good jug system, which does not have the same filtration capabilities or any of the convenience, will run nearly the same. For more information please call Dominic at 250-341-7194.