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
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
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
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
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.
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
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