Nitrate (NO3) is a naturally occurring form of
nitrogen (N) which is very mobile in water. It is essential for plant
growth and is often added to soil to improve productivity. Water moving
down through soil after rainfall or irrigation carries dissolved nitrate
with it to ground water. In this way, nitrate enters the water supplies
of many homeowners who use wells or springs. Drinking water high in
nitrate is potentially harmful to human and animal health. Read more
about nitrates: Nitrate
in Drinking Water
Because nitrate is colorless, tasteless and odorless, water
must be chemically tested to determine contamination. In levels above
10.0 ppm as Nitrogen, it is considered as a hazard to infant's health
and that of animals and should be removed. Your County Health
Department and many private laboratories will test for nitrate.
How Do You Filter Nitrate From Water?
An ideal, low cost method for removing Nitrates is a system much like
a water softener only it contains a Type II strong base Cation resin,
which the CuZn Nitrate Water Filters use. The unit will remove
nitrates. Hardness over 8 grains, all chlorine
and iron must be removed from the water supply to the nitrate removal
tank. Cation resin is a negatively charged resin bead that exchanges
positively charged ions in the water. Cation resin is most often used
for removing nitrates.
But CuZn water filtration products don't stop there. Using a combination
of trace minerals (copper and zinc in the patented form of KDF, which
meets NSF standards 42 and 61) and acid
washed coconut shell carbon, the CuZn Refillable Countertop water
filter removes more than 600 contaminants from water, including chlorine,
lead, heavy metals, trihalomethanes (THMs), herbicides and pesticides
much the same as Nature uses the earth and its minerals to cleanse water.
(Unlike carbon-only filters, bacteria can't grow inside the bacteriostatic
The CuZn Nitrate Water
Filter for drinking water is also excellent in situations where sulfur
and iron are present and a CuZn Whole House system is not feasible.
Sulfur and iron expends the media more quickly than other contaminants,
so refilling the system is economical and environmentally responsible.
We offer Nitrate filters in a countertop or under-counter model. If
you are interested in a whole house Nitrate filter system, give us a
call toll free at 866-875-4386.
Ground Shipping in Contiguous USA ONLY
(excludes replacement filters ordered after-the-fact)
Express ship orders MUST be
placed via phone at 866-875-4386
CuZn Countertop Well Water Nitrate Filter for Drinking Water
CuZn's Double Cartridge Countertop Water Filters work on any home
or office sink countertop to filter up to 8,000 gallons of cold water
on demand! The first housing uses a combination of patented trace minerals
(Copper-Zinc) which has been tested to NSF standard 42 and 61, and
acid wash coconut shell carbon.
This system will remove and/or reduce
nitrates, chlorine, sediment, algae, molds, scale, bad taste, odors, and
other undesirable contaminants that may effect the quality of your water
supply. And unlike carbon only filters, bacteria can't grow inside
the bacteriostatic CuZn filters. CuZn Nitrate countertop water
filters come in white or chrome.
White Countertop Swivel Spout Style
Swivel Spout models allow taller glasses and pots to be placed under it
to catch the water. The water diverter is attached to the end of the sink
faucet, and has a button that is engaged to divert the water through the
hose and out the water filter spout. The white swivel spout style is available
in white or chrome
White Countertop Double Diverter Style
Double Diverter style has a twin-hose set-up so that water enters the
filter from the kitchen faucet, goes through the filter, and then returns
to the kitchen faucet where it is released. The advantage of the double
diverter model is that the filter canister can be set back away from the
sink. The double diverter model comes standard with a double diverter valve
and a 36" length hose (a 72" length hose is available on request).
Double diverter units are available in white or chrome.
Refillable Well Water Under-sink Nitrate Filter
CuZn Refillable Well Water Under sink Nitrate Filter works beneath any
home or office sink to filter up to 10,000 gallons of cold water on
demand! Using a combination of patented trace minerals (Copper-Zinc)
which has been tested to NSF standard 42 and 61, and acid wash coconut
shell carbon. This system like our in-line and other systems will remove
and/or reduce chlorine, sediment, algae, molds, scale, bad taste, odors,
and other undesirable contaminants that may effect the quality of your
water supply. And unlike carbon only filters, bacteria can't grow inside
the bacteriostatic CuZn filters.
CuZn Refillable Nitrate Filter Specifications (Countertop and Under-counter)
Capacity: 5-micron countertop cartridge filters 8,000 gallons and
the under-counter filters 10,000 gallons. The nitrate cartridge will
last approximately 1 year and removes 2500 ppm of nitrates. All filtration
ratings dependent on water quality.
Contents: 5-micron cartridge contains a sediment pad layer prefilter,
CuZn's patented FilterFoam KDF filtration media and acid-washed, dedusted
coconut shell carbon. The nitrate cartridge contains Anion Resin.
Flow Rate: 1 gpm under-counter; gpm countertop.
Dimensions: 11.75" tall x 9" diameter 4.5" deep for
countertop; 13.5" tall x 6" deep x 11" wide for under-counter.
Warranty: 5 years pro-rated on housing, 1 year on cartridge for countertop;
5 years pro-rated on housing only for under-counter.
CuZn Nitrates Dual Cartridge Replacement Filters
The standard 5-micron filter lasts 10,000 gallons for the under-counter
model and 8,000 for the countertop, depending on water quality. A typical
family of four uses 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of water per year. The nitrates
filter removes 2200 ppm of nitrates and should last one year or more,
depending on the amount of nitrates in the water.
Small to Medium Homes 45,000 and 80,000 Gallon Whole House Systems
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following systems are for use on municipally
treated potable water only. Any uses other than recommended voids all warranties
because there is no way to know what well water might contain that will interfere
with the efficacy of the filter. For instance, hardness, pH, lead, iron, turbidity,
solids, parasites, cysts, etc. If you have well water, call us toll free at
866-875-4386 or email your
well water test report to us.
has created a smarter smaller option for Whole House Water Filtration.
Their patented Foam Technology allows them to combine medias in a Big Blue
cartridge with minimal pressure loss. CuZn's custom systems come in single
units or double split-flow units. The double units combine the technology
of CuZns Fast flow GRA cartridge with a second media of your choice, in
the same cartridge, to condition your specific water needs. The Nitrates
whole house filters are available in 10 45,000 gallon and 20 80,000 gallon
units that are easily refilled.
The Nitrates custom cartridge contains KDF55, Acid Washed Coconut Shell
Carbon and Ion Exchange Resin that removes nitrates, chlorine, disinfection
byproducts (DBP), herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and other organic
Watersafe Drinking Water Tests Kits are an affordable revolution in home
water testing. They are a fast -- results in 10 minutes start to finish
-- comprehensive in-home water test method. And they provide professional
lab-quality results that appear right before your eyes.
The Watersafe Drinking Water Test Kit contains everything you need to
find out simply and accurately if your water contains unsafe or undesirable
levels of 8 common contaminants in city water and 10 common contaminants
in well water. more info
about WaterSafe water test kits
City Drinking Water Test Kit
City water kit tests for bacteria, lead, pesticides, nitrates,
chlorine, pH and hardness, 8 of the most common and potentially
hazardous contaminants found in drinking water.
Watersafe Well Water Drinking Water Test Kit
Well water tests for all 10 of the most common types of harmful contaminants
found in private well water, including iron, copper, lead, bacteria, pesticides,
nitrates, nitrites, chlorine, pH and hardness. If your
home draws from private well water, regular testing (recommended yearly
or more) is the only way to ensure the purity of your water and safeguard
the health of your family.
What's So Special About CuZn Water Systems?
Read more about CuZn's patented KDF FilterFoam
and Acid Washed Coconut Shell Carbon Media