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What water do you drink? Do you stack up on water bottles? Did you install a filtration system? Do you use a pitcher with a filter? Over the years, I’ve tried to understand how clean my water is, but any discovery suggested that it is not clean enough.
A year ago I went to the Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, and one of my show stops was Waterlogic booth. While I loved the concept, I simply didn’t have the time to get a clear understanding how this process would differ from everything I’ve seen before. A few months ago I had a chance to reconnect, get a better understanding of this product, and also ask the company a few questions.
Waterlogic’s machines use an advanced water purification filter and Firewall technology, and it guarantees:
- Free from microorganisms – no bacteria, viruses or fungi
- Free from contaminants
- Free from chlorine
Purification vs. Filtration
- Filtration is only half the battle. Filtered water has no chlorine, which is in our water to protect it from contamination. Remove it and you invite bacteria and contamination in just through regular use.
- Did you know that about 40 percent of all cases of food poisoning are due to contaminated water, NOT spoiled food?
- The Hybrid removes chlorine (because it tastes bad!) and handles the negative effects of doing so thanks to the Firewall system, which purifies water at the exact point of dispense.
- According to a recent study ( supported by Waterlogic) performed by renowned microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba, the Hybrid outperforms all of the existing filtration options on the market. Among the most shocking results:
- Other “filter-only” products introduce bacteria into the water after only a few days of use – up to 600 times the USEPA general guideline levels.
- Many of the pitcher filters and refrigerator filters used in homes dispense water with bacterial count significantly above USEPA general guidance levels. Meaning that fresh glass of water you just poured yourself is often anything but clean.
Should bacterial purification of water take place in the home?
According to Ben David, the CEO of the company, there is a school of thought that mistakenly believes the risk for bacterial contamination doesn’t exist in a meaningful way in the United States, thus making a home purifier unnecessary.
“Not only does the recent water bottle recall (due to e.Coli contamination) prove that entirely false, multiple studies stand in opposition to it as well. In fact, a recent survey performed by the renowned University of Arizona Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba confirms that a high ratio of pitcher filters and refrigerator filters used in homes dispense water with bacterial count significantly above USEPA general guidance levels and that these products begin to introduce that bacteria in just a matter of days.Additionally, the US government explicitly states that families should boil water for one minute before making a baby formula to “ensure that formula is safe from bacteria that can cause illness.” This directive goes for tap water, filtered water and bottled water (read more here). Using purified water removes the need to boil it. “
Tap water, bottled water, and filtration systems – don’t they take care of my water?
“With a quality water purification system in place like Waterlogic’s, we can dramatically reduce the incidence of illnesses that result almost daily from the flaws in the water industry listed below.
- Water bottles place a tremendous strain on the environment at every step; bottling, transporting, and disposing of them costs the earth dearly. That’s not all – water is stored for weeks on end giving chemicals plenty of time to leach into the water, and once the bottle is opened, the water is vulnerable to outside sources of contamination.
- While the water utilities go a great job on their end, few people realize that the quality of their tap water is at least partially their responsibility. Have you ever considered how much piping water must travel through before it is dispensed from the tap and what condition those pipes are in?
- Finally, filtration systems are rife with challenges, as well. The main one being that they only do half the job of purifying. While they do remove some particles and contaminants (a real thing!), they also remove chlorine – the only thing preventing the growth of common bacteria and viruses. Once it is filtered, the water sits in a reservoir to stagnate without any protection. ”
According to Jeremy Ben David, Waterlogic made it its mission to deliver pure, safe drinking water to every consumer. He continues, “Since we launched our consumer division two years ago, we have been working towards manufacturing at a price point we feel accessible to the average consumer.”
When should I use filtered water and when can I stick with the faucet water? Where to draw the line?
That is up to you. It is recommended that you use purified water for everything including tea, ice cubes, etc. Because if you use tap water for all of those things, you might as well just keep drinking tap water. What you can do is put your ice cubes into the Waterlogic rather than your cup, so that the water comes out cold, without bacteria.
“Firewall is as good,” Dr. Gerba says, “If not better, than boiling the water for 1 minute. Some spores might survive the 1 minute boiling but will not escape Firewall. Also, boiling might increase the concentration of some chemicals in the water (e.g. lead, which is significantly reduced by the Waterlogic).”
Explaining the Process
The purifiers filter the water to remove contaminants, chlorine and other waterborne tastes and odors. However, naturally occurring minerals pass through the filter, so the water still has the right stuff.
Firewall UV Purification is completely effective against a vast range of viruses and bacteria.
How completely is “completely”? 99.9999% according to over 5,000 physical tests of our technology by many respected, independent laboratories.
Last but not least, BioCote®
Waterlogic dispensers have the outside covered too. Plastic surfaces surrounding dispensing areas of Waterlogic units are infused with a silver additive called BioCote®, a natural anti-microbial that inhibits the growth of microorganisms, giving yet another layer of good defense.