Drinking water hygiene

The quality of our drinking water is among the best in the world, and this standard is maintained by local water companies. However, undesirable, though non-hazardous, particles can enter the tap water en route from the water supplier to your home.

 

To protect your domestic system against substances like rust particles and grains of sand, relevant standards (DIN EN 1717) specify that a protective filter must be installed immediately after the water meter.

 

But very few homeowners are aware of this mandatory requirement.

How do things look in your basement?

Just go down into your basement and check the condition of the water filter behind your water meter:

 

 

I haven’t got a water filter

 

I have an unhygienic water filter that is never serviced

You haven’t got a water filter?

Contaminants can damage your entire drinking water installation and cause the following problems:

 

 Dripping taps
 Leaks from blocked valves  
 Damage to household appliances that use water 
 Burst pipes caused by pitting corrosion

Do you have an unhygienic water filter or one that isn’t serviced?

Even if a domestic water filter has been installed, the filter element is often not changed regularly.

 

This can cause serious problems in terms of drinking water hygiene and how clean the household drinking water system is. Remember that this is the water you use every day for drinking, showering, bathing and cooking. When was the last time you cleaned or serviced your filter? Only regular maintenance can ensure that it will always be clean and safe!

 

 

The BWT E1 Single-lever filter

This is a reliable way of preventing contaminants and foreign particles from entering your domestic installation. The water can be shut off at the filter instantly with one turn.

 

✓ Take control of your own drinking water hygiene

✓ Replace the filter element yourself in seconds
✓ Safer, easier and more hygienic than ever before

Safer, easier and more hygienic than ever before!

There are lots of domestic water filters on the market, and all brands offer state-of-the-art solutions for preventing substances like rust particles and grains of sand from entering domestic systems. It is even compulsory to install a filter in every home in accordance with the relevant standards.

 

But installation alone is only half the battle, because all filters unfortunately have one thing in common: the filter elements are not regularly flushed out or replaced, because it’s often too complicated to do. This can pose a threat to the safety of the drinking water system.

But with the BWT E1 Single-lever filter, you can guarantee safe, clean drinking water at all times!