Whole House Chlorine/Chloramine Reduction System
A USPW Whole House system is the optimum choice for thorough reduction of chlorine, chloramines, dirt, rust and silt and other taste, odor and health concerns. Chlorine is breathed in by the lungs, absorbed by the skin, and consumed in the water we drink, and can bond with proteins in our skin, hair, and other organs, causing oxidation to our cells, resulting in dryness and brittleness.
The Whole House system central unit is custom sized for the most thorough reduction rate possible and a flow rate that meets your water usage needs. It treats water coming into the whole house for high quality water at your shower and bath, kitchen faucet, and garden.
Features and Benefits
- Backwashing capability to flush out trapped particulates and re-settle the bed and avoid channeling
- More thorough “contact time” for better removal of contaminants
- No clogging, will maintain consistant flow rate throughout life of the media, unlike cartridge filters that may build up trapped particulates, slow down water flow, and need to be changed before carbon medium is exhausted.
- All systems custom designed for individual circumstances. Valve type and media volume calculated for optimum removal of contaminants.
Two Options for Whole House, Point of Entry Chlorine Reduction
Big Blue Radial Flow Dual Carbon Block Filter System
- Radial flow (means that the water goes down the center and works its way out to the outside for better usage of all the filtration media)
- Dual filter assembly: 2 housings containing two 10″H x 4″Diam or 20″H x 4″Diam Carbon Block filters.
- Cost of Service Install: starts @ $100 (for a standard install.)
- Cost of Filter Change: Min service charge plus Filters
- This system would be indicated in the following scenarios:
- No electricity to the unit (garage or storage), No accessible drain line.
- Cost savings over the GAC, Customer wants to be able to change their own filters.
- Cost of Unit: $1000 to $2500 (depending on sizing) plus labor.
- Needs to be sized by a technician.
- Cost of Service Install: starts @ min $200 (for a standard install.)
- Cost of ongoing service: Labor Starts @ $100 plus $100 per cubic foot of GAC
- Piping sizes are 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″ etc. up to 4″ for a huge household or small community.
- The GAC system is generally the recommended system due to:
- Better removal of chloramines
- No channeling (due to back washing)
- More surface area for better contaminant reduction
Water conditioning and softening is a point of entry technology that removes hardness minerals calcium and magnesium using the ion exchange process, replacing them with sodium potassium. It does not greatly improve water for consumption but softens it so calcium deposits do not damage appliances.
These Units must be sized and customized based on your pipe size and consumption rate.