TWO ADVANCED FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES—
ONE OF THEM IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Nestlé Waters North America AccuPure® Advanced Water Filtration Systems offer two high-tech ways to provide great-tasting water for your employees. Our systems exclusively use filters manufactured by 3M Purification Inc., that have been certified by NSF International, an independent laboratory: Activated Carbon Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Filtration.
For more detailed information, please view the NSF Performance Data Sheet for Activated Carbon and NSF Performance Data Sheet for Reverse Osmosis technologies utilized by AccuPure® Systems, as well as the State of California Department of Public Health Certification.
Read on to find out what they are, how they work, and which one is right for you. You can also see which type of filtration is generally recommended for your company’s location.

ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEM

For most tap water, Activated Carbon Filtration is the appropriate technology for improving taste and reducing the chlorine-like odors sometimes associated with municipal water supplies.

HOW ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION WORKS

The Activated Carbon technology developed for Nestlé Waters North America AccuPure® filtration systems is so effective at reducing impurities because it uses the FM 1500-B filtration system, which is made from Activated Carbon that has been heat-treated with steam to make it extremely porous.
The 3M Purification Inc.-patented pleated membrane, surrounding an engineered carbon block, acts like an organic magnet, trapping solid materials, impurities, and contaminants so that only pure, great-tasting water passes through. This process is highly effective at reducing cysts, asbestos, and biological impurities such as mold², algae², and common waterborne bacteria including E. coli.¹
We exclusively use filters manufactured by 3M Purification Inc., a 3M company and a trusted leader in water purification, that have been Tested and Certified by the independent laboratory NSF International® for the reduction of unwanted taste and odors, as well as protection against lead, protozoan cysts, asbestos, and other Particulates Class I ††.

IS ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION RIGHT FOR ME?

Most tap water requires Activated Carbon Filtration in order to improve taste and reduce odor and contaminants. If you don’t detect mineral deposits on coffeemakers or pots, scale buildup on faucets, cloudiness in your ice cubes, or an earthy taste to your water, then Activated Carbon may be right for you. If you are not sure, call us for assistance.
Next: View Our Carbon Filtration Dispensers

REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTRATION

Reverse Osmosis is appropriate if your water contains a high level of minerals. Water with high mineral content is often referred to as “hard water” or as having high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Reverse Osmosis Filtration provides all the benefits of Activated Carbon Filtration, but is also effective at reducing dissolved minerals, or TDS, from tap water.

HOW REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTRATION WORKS

Reverse Osmosis technology uses a semi-permeable membrane to divert dissolved minerals, salts, metals, chemicals, microorganisms, and other impurities. Tap water is forced under municipal water pressure through a sediment/carbon pre-filter, a semi-permeable membrane, and post-carbon filter trapping to remove impurities. Reverse Osmosis Filtration is strong and effective—indeed, this is the technology used to desalinate seawater and make it suitable for drinking. Our reverse osmosis technology reduces up to 99% of dissolved solids and significantly reduces unwanted tastes and odors, leaving only high-quality, refreshing water.
The Reverse Osmosis technology used in the Nestlé Waters North America AccuPure® reverse osmosis system is manufactured by 3M Purification Inc., a trusted leader in water purification. The 3M Purification Inc. SQC-3 and CMRO-3 TFC Reverse Osmosis Systems are Certified by the independent laboratory NSF International® to reduce the following contaminants from tap water †††: cysts, pentavalent arsenic (less than 300ppb)³, barium, cadmium, chromium (hex.), chromium (tri.), copper, fluoride, lead, radium, selenium, and TDS. NSF International also has certified our 3M Purification Inc., Inc.-manufactured Reverse Osmosis Systems to reduce chlorine taste and odor and Particulate Class I, and diminish turbidity or cloudiness.

Now introducing AccuPure® Signature, which uses the 3M Purification SQC-ViRO-4 system, which is a certified water purifier that reduces bacteria and viruses with a four-stage mechanical filtration process. In addition to all the contaminants our Reverse Osmosis filters reduce, SQC-ViRO-4 technology is also certified for >99.9999% bacteria and >99.99% common waterborne virus removal and select volatile organic chemicals*. This may be the most robust certified Reverse Osmosis filtration technology available.

IS REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTRATION RIGHT FOR ME?

Reverse Osmosis is probably the right technology for your water if you can detect mineral deposits on your coffeemakers and pots, or scale buildup on your faucets. A visible cloudiness to your ice cubes or an earthy taste to your water also may indicate high mineral content, which means Reverse Osmosis may be appropriate for you.
Next: View Our Reverse Osmosis Dispensers

† Introductory offer for new customers only, upon credit approval. Cannot be combined with other offers. . Activated Carbon Alpha models include 3M FM 1500 cartridges. One year service agreement and rental of AccuPure® filtration system required. Free standard installation includes up to one hour of labor and up to 25 feet of related installation materials; customer is responsible for the cost of labor and materials in excess of such amounts. Early termination, account deposits, activation fees, certain monthly surcharges and restrictions apply. Plans and pricing subject to change at any time. Service available in most areas. Offer expires 6/1/13.

†† The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily in your water. See Performance Data sheets for individual contaminants and reduction performance. Systems tested and certified by NSF International® against ANSI/NSF Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine taste and odor, Particulate Class I and against ANSI/NSF Standard 53 for the reduction of cysts, asbestos, and lead.
¹ As tested with E. coli ATCC (11229) by 3M Purification Inc. Not tested or certifiable by NSF International®.
² As tested with Dekkera bruxellensis ATCC (64276) as a surrogate contaminant by 3M Purification Inc. Not tested or certifiable by NSF International.

††† The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily in your water. See Performance Data sheets for individual contaminants and reduction performance. Systems tested and certified by NSF International® against ANSI/NSF Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine taste and odor, Particulate Class I and against ANSI/NSF Standard 58 (reverse osmosis).
³ This product is intended for use only on water supplies that have been shown to be at or below the referenced concentration and valency of arsenic.