“Potable Water”, or drinking water, is treated by municipalities with multiple steps which may include addition of chlorine. While chlorine is an effective germ killer, many people are concerned about potential negative health effects or simply don’t like the taste and smell of chlorine.
Some industrial processes which use municipal water are sensitive to chlorine. Residual amounts of chlorine generally remain in municipal potable water all the way to the point of use (POU), and the amount of “residual” can depend on several factors, such as proximity of the POU to the water utility.
Homeowners with wells can also add chlorine to well water, for example, to help “precipitate out” sulfur compounds that can give water a bad odor. Potable water can also pick up pipe scale and other particulates in the distribution system.
The Delta Pure Filtration DCB series carbon/sediment filter is a two-stage element combining string-wound depth filtration and a coconut carbon block purification stage. The pre-filtration (wound) section removes sediment and helps to protect the carbon block.
Delta Pure Filtration offers a variety of filter media for the pre-filtration section, including “anti-microbial” polypropylene which can help control bacteria that might try to take up residence in the filter. The activated carbon stage targets molecular contaminants such as chlorine, and also removes particulates. The result is cleaner, better-tasting water!