March 20, 2009 We live in an age where it is common to see people drinking from bottles of water on the street, yet 30 years ago this sight would have been rare. This may be due to the fact that people just don’t like the taste of tap water, or are worried about how the contaminants in tap water could affect their health or it has simply become a fashionable choice. But as we reported recently, with the energy cost of producing bottled water requiring as much as 2000 times that of producing tap water, it is certainly time to consider more environmentally sustainable ways to make tap water tastier, safer and more fashionable to drink.
The Hi-Flow has a half micron filtration system which is certified to remove contaminants such as lead, giardia and cryptosporidium, (the tummy-bugs) and chlorine whilst allowing the natural minerals and salts to remain in the water.
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The Hi-Flow system was developed by Everpure Inc. (USA) and launched by Water Filters Australia. The filter cartridge has a capacity of 11,355 liters (approx. 3,000 gallons) which should last most families a year and a glass of water is estimated to cost about one Australian cent (roughly 0.7 US cents) per glass.
The system has a five year warranty and the RRP is AUS$329 (approx. USD$220 at time of publication). The replacement cartridges have a RRP of AUD$139 (approx. USD$95 at time of publication). See Water Filters Australia for more details.