Replacement Sediment Filter Cartridges
It's important to maintain your POU Water Filter System by Replacing the Sediment Filter on a Regular Basis.
5 Micron Polyspun Sediment Cartridge - 4.5" x 20"
What Exactly is Sediment? Sediment occurs naturally as particles from the earth (such as dirt, rocks and minerals) are broken down through weathering and erosion. Not only does sediment consist of minerals, rocks, sand, it and can also consist of organic particles from plants and microbes. If you’ve ever noticed a yellowish ‘color’ or (murky) cloudiness to municipal or well water, this is usually caused by sediments. Dissolved solids (organic or inorganic) are also considered sediments, and these may or may not be seen with the naked eye.
How can Sediments Affect Me? Sediment can affect the quality of water by causing wear-and-tear to indoor plumbing, water pumps, and water appliances (such as washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerator ice makers). Sediment can clog your pipes or water system resulting in reduced water flow, or even the breakdown of appliances. Sediment can also be a potential health risk… pathogens attach themselves to sediment and can hitch a ride right into your drinking water. These waterborne contaminants include microbes such as bacteria, virus, and protozoa; pollutants such as fertilizers and pesticides; and dissolved metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic.
For use in the following whole house water filter system;Replace every 6 months.