What makes the Hydroviv filter different from all other water filters is the “city-specific” aspect. Eric and his crew of “Water Nerds,” scientists in environmental policy, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, surface science and informatics (the science of using data and knowledge to improve human health), collect and study data on water quality from local, county, state and federal databases to identify contaminants and susceptibilities—far above and beyond what a water sample could do. They are then able to optimize the water filters according to the users’ location. And their oversight continues. They monitor a water supply to make sure nothing changes. If and when something does, they send out a replacement cartridge at no cost to the consumer.
When you consider the list of contaminants, it’s no wonder that a “one size fits all” product is not going to work: arsenic; volatile organic compounds (VOCs); polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), highly toxic industrial compounds; methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a carcinogenic fuel oxygenate; mercury; cysts, small infectious microbe; pesticides; pharmaceuticals; petroleum-based chemicals; chlorine; chloramine; disinfection byproducts and so many many more. In addition, factors such as pH and hardness come into play, and removal percentages can vary greatly from one area to another.
Some of the advantages of the Hydroviv are:
The system meets or exceeds filtration performance standards set forth by National Science Foundation Standard 53 for dissolved/particulate lead and chromium 6 removal.
Removes only the toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and chromium 6 and leaves behind beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Installs easily. All connections are screw on and screw off. There is no cutting, drilling or expensive professional installation needed.
Does not take up all the space under the kitchen sink or bathroom vanity.
Eric and his crew value working on products that have a positive effect on people’s lives on an everyday basis, and they continue to develop products and solutions that were once only available to the military and corporations.