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Is it a glass of water or a glass of leading-edge technology? You decide, when you learn how much science goes into every BARRIER®-filtered sip.
Only BARRIER® lets you choose a specialized filter for your tap water type—to reduce excess hardness or iron, add fluoride or for standard filtration. Because the water in Poughkeepsie isn’t the same as in Pasadena. Or Pocatello. Or Pawtucket.
What’s inside our filters is different, too. They’re made from BASF high quality plastic, approved for contact with food products; Norit coconut activated charcoal, made from Sri Lankan coconut shells that have better absorption properties than conventional activated charcoal; and Bayer high-quality ion exchange resin. They also feature our Unique Silver Impregnated Carbon Technology, or USICT, which reduces the possibility of bacterial growth within the filter cartridge itself.
Snug fitting screw-in filters are a step over the competition, too. With other systems, if you put the filter in the wrong way, filtered water and source water can easily mix. But BARRIER®’s unique design assures a tight fit every time.
BARRIER® is also easier on the environment and your wallet. Each one of our filters replaces 600 plastic water bottles from potentially ending up in landfills, versus the leading brand, which only boasts 300. Plus, our filters last twice as long—filtering 80 gallons instead of 40—giving your family cleaner, healthier water for just a penny a glass.
As proof of our commitment to ongoing product excellence, our production facility features an in-house research laboratory, where we are continually investigating future innovations.
Finally, our products have received the Gold Seal Certification from the Water Quality Association, which means they meet U.S. standards for reducing the taste and smell of chlorine (NSF/ANSI 42), reducing cadmium, copper and mercury (NSF/ANSI 53) and lead content safety guidelines (NSF/ANSI 372). In addition, BARRIER® filters meet NSF standards and are recognized by the International Water Association (IWA).