AQUASANA F.A.Q’s AQ-CWM CLEAN WATER MACHINE
How safe is tap water to drink?
Aquasana AQ- CWM Clean Water Machine Dispenser is suitable to use with municipal water (tap water). The water in Bangkok municipality is safe as the treatment facilities from which the water comes from has a World Health Organization benchmark for its quality and is carefully monitored. Water quality standards of MWA follow the Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality of WHO (WHO, 2006). https://www.mwa.co.th/ewtadmin/ewt/mwa_internet_eng/ewt_news.php?nid=546&filename=index
Water quality standard of Nampapa Lao. The standard of water produced by the factory is guaranteed and valid according to the authorization of the Department of Food and Drug and Mineral Industries according to WHO standards. In addition, our research laboratories have been monitored and reviewed in four main urban centres such as Mao Water Plumbing Plant, Water Treatment Plant, Cao Bang Khai Water Treatment Plant, Dong Kong Waterworks Factory, which is 98 points according to the Safe Water Plan. http://www.nampapalao.com/index.php?r=site/detail&id=287
Is this filter system good for me?
AQ Clean Water Machine Dispenser can suit the widest range of customer profile. Its only requirement is that it is activated by power. This would the best candidate for instantaneous great tasting water where your water pressure is unstable or very bad to use the AQ 4000 Counter Top Filter properly or if you can’t make any adjustment in your sink to fix the AQ 5300-3 stages
Do i have to pay for a plumber to install the system?
AQ Clean Water Machine Dispenser functions very easily, and it only takes a few minutes to start using it; no plumber is necessary. Just follow the instructions and video.
How often do i have to replace cartridges and how much do they cost?
We recommend replacing the cartridges after 1,210 litres or 3 months, whichever comes first. Replacement filters cost 2,380.00 THB.
Is this purified water?
No, and actually, purified water is not as healthy as filtered water. Purified water undergoes reverse osmosis or distillation, which strip everything out of your water – not only the contaminants, but also the healthy, natural minerals. Our system uses selective filtration designed to reduce contaminants from the water and leave in the natural healthy minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Does this filter gets rid of microplastic?
Although the Clean Water Machine is NSF Certified, the NSF independent certification standard does not yet offer a standard for microplastics filtration. Municipal water treatment plants cannot remove all microplastics entirely. Most micro plastics are 2.5 microns in size.
The good news is the AQ-CWM is equipped with Claryum® carbon block microplastics are extruded down to 0.5 microns. This method is known as mechanical filtration and we use it specifically to remove suspended particles. We are not tested and certified for the microplastics removal but since our system is equipped with sub-micron technology, you can feel comfortable that we are reducing the microplastics significantly.
How do i recycle the replacement filters?
Aquasana USA can recycle the filters for you, but we do not cover the shipping cost to return the filters back to them. In reality, the environmental impact of shipping the filters back to them outweighs the good of recycling. To recycle the AQ-4035 drinking filters yourself, remove the ends of the filters, recycle the plastic parts (which are appropriately numbered) and put the carbon either in your compost pile or garden (carbon is good for plant life), or just throw it out (since the carbon degrades quickly, and is a positive component in a landfill).
I'm a renter, so i can't drill or modify the plumbing. Which filter system should i get?
The clean water machine dispenser is the one of the best 2 options when you are a renter and if you do not have good water pressure to use the countertop system. This is power activated so that is a factor that you have to bear in mind.
What does TDS mean?
TDS is the acronym for Total Dissolved Solids, the amount of dissolved minerals and metals present in water. TDS meters tell you the concentration of dissolved minerals and metals, but are not an accurate measurement for contamination. Aquasana products reduce and remove harmful TDS like lead, but selectively retain or replace healthy dissolved solids like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
What is BPA? And why are people concerned about it?
BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, a contaminant found in most plastics. BPA can adversely affect your health if consumed at high levels. Aquasana drinking systems do not contain BPA, and our filtration process reduces existing BPA.
Does having hard water mean it is contaminated?
Hard water is more of a nuisance than a health risk and is not necessarily contaminated. Hard water is generally safe to drink after it has been properly treated.
What is soft water, and is it safe to drink?
Having soft water just means you have a lower concentration of dissolved minerals in the water (primarily calcium and magnesium). Soft water does not mean clean water. Your water can be soft and still contain contaminants.
What is the selective filtration, and how do Aquasana systems filter drinking water?
Selective filtration is the process of sub-micron filtration, micron filtration, adsorption and ion exchange, all of which selectively reduces chemicals, heavy particulates and most dangerous heavy metals from the water while maintaining healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.