The Multi-Pure Drinking Water System maintains third-party certification by NSF International and UL (United Laboratories) to Standards 42 and 53. It is certified to reduce the following contaminants listed below: In addition the Multi-Pure� Drinking Water System is registered by:
Iowa Department of Public Health
State of Massachusets, Board of Plumbing
Water Quality Association Gold Seal
California Department of Health Services
State of Wisconsin, Bureau of Building Water Systems
State of Colorado, Department of Health, Drinking Water Program
What is Certification?
The Multi-Pure� Drinking Water Systems are certified by NSF International and UL to remove the widest range of contaminants. Both NSF International and UL (Underwriters Laboritories) are independent, not-for-profit organizations that are the premier safety certification companies in the U.S. They test and certify a wide variety of consumer products to ensure that the claims they make can be supported. They have had experience for over 100 years in product testing and safety certification and are well known for their commitment to the environment, public health and safety, and work with government and other environmental and public health professionals on standards and code development for consumer products related to safety considerations.
They are the only organizations that certify drinking water purification systems for consumer use. NSF International has been certifying drinking water systems for over a decade. Recently, UL has introduced a new certification mark specifically for its Environmental and Public Health (EPH) Programs as it relates to drinking water systems.
The Multi-Pure� Drinking Water Systems have passed stringent certification standards which means:
- The contaminant reduction claims they make are true
- The system adds nothing harmful to the water
- The system is structurally sound
- Advertising, literature, and labeling are not misleading
- The materials and manufacturing process do not change
Periodic inspections are made of manufacturing plants and advertising materials to ensure that the manufacturer is complying with the terms of certification.
It is important to note that manufacturers can make claims for water treatment systems that cannot be supported. We have found in our experience that some manufacturers do so. We also have experience with manufacturers who claim their system is certified when in fact it is not. Do not be mislead if a system claims it has been tested according to NSF or UL standards - this is not certification. If it is truly certified, the seller is able to provide you with a Performance Data Sheet that outlines which contaminants it will reduce.
The purpose of certification is to give you, the consumer, verifiable evidence that these products will in fact reduce the contaminants that the manufacturer claims. If a particular drinking water system is not certified, you cannot be assured that the claims made can be supported.
The following is a partial list of contaminants the Multi-Pure� Drinking Water System is certified by NSF International and UL to reduce:
Arsenic (880 Series only)
Cysts (Giardia, Entamoeba, Toxoplasma)
EDB (Ethylene Dibromide)
Particulates (Class 1 particulates 0.5 tp <1 UM)