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Safe Fountain and Safe Kitchen Systems

Safe Water. Safe Schools.

While water quality in North America is generally considered to be good, system upsets, changes in water treatment conditions, and an ever-increasing list of harmful contaminants like lead, copper, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and toxic forms of algae found in water nationwide has caused us to rethink how we keep drinking water safe, especially in our schools.

The current EPA “action level” for lead contamination is 15 parts per billion (PPB), but medical studies show that as little as 7 PPB can affect kid’s health. (Picture a large swimming pool: all it takes are 7 drops to contaminate the water). EcoWater Safe Fountain System brings these numbers down to near zero.

Food Preparation Risks

Often overlooked, food preparation areas are another important location where water treatment is critical. Lead and other contaminants can be cooked into food in surprisingly high quantities and need to be effectively removed.

Build a Barrier and Remove Contaminants

  • Lead contaminations – Lead both dissolves and particulates flake off piping and connectors when present in the water distribution system. Lead also accumulates in the bio film inside all piping that acts like a reservoir, dislodging with common changes in water chemistry, system upsets, pressure drops and high velocity flushing.
  • Water mains and lead service lines – Lead water main connectors and service lines from the street to the building were often made of lead before 1960. Interestingly, their replacement exacerbates the problem by freeing particulates that further accumulate in the piping downstream and give off high levels of lead for years.
  • Plumbing and fixtures – Buildings constructed before 1987 used lead solder joints, which can be a major contributor of lead contamination. High content lead faucets and fountain bubblers, even the “Lead-free” products installed before 2014, can be a problem and should be replaced. Their replacement will not, however, solve the other upstream problems.
  • Other contaminants and copper – The EPA adds to the laundry list of restricted contaminants on a regular basis. Chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), residual pharmaceuticals and even endotoxins are increasingly recognized as health risks. In addition, the water distribution infrastructure is a living system, susceptible to regular system upsets, ground water incursion and bacterial growth that can occur in an instant.

    Since you can’t typically see, smell or taste most of these contaminants, a final barrier water treatment system is the only sure way to protect children and provide your District with piece of mind.

For more information, call Mike Gullickson, Director of Sales/Business Development Institutional Products at (651) 731-7021.

An inside look of a safe water fountain system next to a picture of the exterior

Safe Fountain System

A blend of new technology and purpose built design brings a total solution to drinking water purification. EcoWater's SFS in an economical solution that retrofits to your existing fountains and insures the highest quality water for students and staff. In addition to removing contaminants, it produces great tasting water that will encourage good hydration habits. Moreover, it provides the school district with an immediate solution that is cheaper and easier to maintain than bottled water.

Certified Contaminant Reduction:

  • NSF 53 – Tested and verified by independent laboratory testing for 99.3% lead (both colloidal and dissolved lead) and VOC removal.
  • NSF P231 – Tested and verified by independent laboratory testing for 99.9% bacteria and cysts removal.

Security:

  • A Point-Of-Use approach designed to remove a wide range of typical water contaminants, ensuring
    safe water regardless of municipal system upsets, water main breaks or plumbing problems.
  • Systems come equipped with an automatic shut-off that monitors flow and turns off after the rated
    number of gallons is reached.
  • EcoWater's exclusive microbiological filter is designed to provide clean healthy water, even in the
    event of a boil water alert. In fact, the system automatically shuts down under excessive bacteria
    loading.
  • Tamper proof cabinet protects the system from accidental damage and associated water leak. The
    industrial design also ensures problem-free operation for years to come.

Professional Installation and Service Options:

  • EcoWater offers professional installation and maintenance through its extensive dealer network,
    along with rental options to suit any budget.

Patented Technology:

The Safe Fountain System uses two patented technologies, MetSorb®, a unique absorber that captures lead, and FACT® particulate filters to remove fine particles and prevent system fouling.

Safe Kitchen System

Often overlooked, food preparation areas are another important location where water purification is critical. Lead and other contaminants can be cooked into food in surprisingly high concentrations and need to be removed effectively. EcoWater offers unique solutions for food prep areas that combine kitchen re-plumbing with proprietary water purification technology. First, our professional plumbers install all new kitchen piping, using PEX flexible tubing, guaranteed not to leach contaminants. We also replace all kitchen faucets and connectors with lead-free components and hook up all faucets, pot-filters, steamers, ice and coffee makers to our Safe Kitchen System.

  • An integrated system solution; sized to fit any kitchen
  • Patented prefilter that removes cysts and solids down to 0.5μ
  • Hi-flow cartridge filters with our patented Metsorb® media that removes 99.3% of lead & other contaminants
  • Ultra Violet (UV) treatment system that kills bacteria and viruses
  • Integrated Wi-Fi communications and Web based monitoring
  • Backed by extended warrantee and Nation-Wide service organization
An inside look of a safe water kitchen system


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