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Can the filters harbour bacteria or other contaminants?

Author: Time: 04/16/2013 Read: 1034

Bacteria can grow on anything, but the key to this product concept is to periodically clean the filter. Most consumers use a granulated activated carbon (GAC) filter element in a manner that the systems are either attached to the faucet or permanently installed under the sink counter. The major problem is that the water is allowed to collect after use, and this is when bacteria grows or multiplies. Bacteria will grow most effectively in a dark, moist atmosphere, especially if there is no disinfectant in the remaining water. The main reason for the bacteria build-up is that filters cannot sanitize themselves automatically. With our bottle products, simply flush with chlorinated water through the system.