Knowledge Base

We are serious about water.

Don’t get us wrong. Most building filters we supply are smaller than an Omicron Twin 21300-10(H) 316L, for up to 800 gallons/minute @ 10 micron.  ...

What if all building water is filtered to bottled-quality?

Let’s make all the water in our building bottled quality! A worthy goal, but in reality, there are some limitations in play: Water that is “bottled...

In-depth essay: What to understand when choosing a filter for drinking water

Here is info we think can be useful to help you choose the best filter for your needs. In the selection table, you’ll find the essential values of ...

Water Filtration for High Volume Locations

The sub-micron drinking water filtration we supply is applicable to home, work, educational and recreational environments. The key distinction is v...

Choosing a Water Filter (short version)

At Better Waters, we believe that high performance water filtration resolves two important points that are otherwise in conflict: People need gre...

NYC tap water before / after XL7000 filtration

New York City often proclaims its tap water to be some of the finest in the nation. That’s not entirely incorrect; the problem with the claim is th...

About NSF Certification

What is NSF International? NSF International is an accredited, independent third-party certification body that tests and certifies the safety and p...

Capturing Rainwater for Reuse

Unlike municipal water, rainwater is captured in a raw state, neither disinfected nor filtered. Collected from surfaces exposed year-round to outdo...

The Pump Supplier's Bundle

A certain pump supplier routinely seeks to overturn engineering specifications by offering to replace Omicron with their alternate filtration produ...

10 Micron Filtration for NYC Water

New York City is one of the few United States cities that does not filter its drinking water. Between source and destination, nothing is removed. T...

About NYC Water

Does NYC have great water? Well, yes and no.   No Yes High levels of dirt particles (Total Suspended Solids).  Average TSS load is about the...