Frequently asked questions
Point-of-use water filters (undersink, tabletop, pitchers, etc.) limit your access to pure, safe, delicious water. When you wake up in the middle of the night parched and desperate for a drink of water, do you traipse downstairs to the kitchen to quench your thirst with filtered water? Or do you take a quick slurp from the bathroom faucet and stumble back into bed? For most of us, it's the latter! And therein lies the issue with under sink, countertop, and other point-of-use tap water filters. You’d need one in every room or bathroom to approach the breadth of protection that a whole house water filter like Urspring provides. And drinking water isn’t your only concern. Pathogens which can be inhaled through shower steam, such as legionella, pose a real danger that most point-of-use systems miss. Lastly, a whole house water filter like Urspring stops pathogens and contaminants at your home’s cold water transfer point so you never have to worry about what’s lurking in your pipes.
RO was developed as an industrial application. It’s use in the home presents significant challenges, including water wastage, water disequilibrium, and most importantly, the potential formation of pathogen-loving biofilm on the RO membrane.
In contrast, Urspring has been engineered specifically for the home as a last line of defense against pathogens entering or forming in a home’s plumbing system.
To learn more about this topic and the limitations of RO, read our in-depth explainer here.
Pathogens are microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, that cause diseases. The Urspring ultrafiltration membrane effectively removes up to 99.99% of all pathogens, effectively sterilizing your water.
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