For the public’s protection, Congress enacted the Clean Water Dinking Act in 1974 and strengthened it in 1986. The act stipulates, among other things, that all municipalities for a significant size address harmful bacterial elements in their water. In most cases, chlorine has been the anti-bacterial treatment of choice as it can be administered to the water supply at the source and can maintain its effectiveness to the point of use. Chlorine is especially ideal because it is nontoxic to humans in small doses and can be easily measured at the tap to show compliance with the law.
Omnipure Filter Company develop ed the world’s first disposable inline water filter in 1969 and brought a production model market in 1970. This filter, the CL-Series, was designed specifically to reduce compounds that detracted from the aesthetics of drinking water- namely color, odor, and taste. The filter found its first widespread application in commercial ice making machines. It soon found regular usage as an accessory attached to refrigerators, water coolers, coffee machines, and as a component in other filtration systems such as Reverse Osmosis Systems and other multi-level filtration processes.
From the beginning, founder William Reid based filter design on sound engineering principles. After building and testing his initial designs, Mr. Reid perfected the manufacturing techniques that allowed Omnipure to reproduce their filter with precision. Sound engineering combined with good technique yield ed quality product. With that process up and running, Omnipure began to build a reputation for manufacturing the world’s best disposable inline water filter.
In time, William Reid handed over the reins of the company to his son, Roger Reid. Roger is also a trained engineer. He soon developed several cutting-edge filter body designs that have revolutionized the industry. In 1992, Omnipure introduced the K-Series filter body that utilizes Quick-Connect® fittings. Next, Omnipure developed the Q-Series. The Q-series features a Twist-Tap® in –head valve system that automatically turns off the water supply as the body is removed from the head. Both filter series have found ready markets as they are relatively low in cost yet highly efficient and easy to install and replace. Omnipure has always invested heavily in filtration media analysis and development. Through this process we have been able to marry traditional media solutions (such as activated carbon in granular or block forms) with other media options (lead/ cyst specific media) to address unique water conditions. These media combinations can greatly enhance a filter’s overall capacity and benefits. Through their media development program, Omnipure engineers are developing the media of tomorrow in the lab today. Call your Omnipure representative to find out more.
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