XB7000 High Capacity Filtration

  • Single-cartridge technology with extraordinary NSF-rated longevity.
  • 0.2 micron filtration
    • Reduces over 99.99% of water-borne heterotrophic bacteria by membrane filtration as tested by manufacturer and verified by manufacturer's laboratory.
  • 2.1 gallons / minute
    • Flow rate higher than standard 3/8" cold water line.
  • 25,000 gallon cartridge capacity.

There are a few tradeoffs between the XL7000 and the XB7000.




max flow rate, gallons / minute



NSF-rated* longevity, gallons



Trihalomethanes (THMs)



Volatile Organic Compounds, select



Lead (also Copper, Zinc and Nickel) @ pH 6.5



Lead (also Copper, Zinc and Nickel) @ pH 8.5



Note: All values above are NSF-certified claims, except bacteria reduction, which is a claim supported by the manufacturer (3M).

What does it take out?

The XB7000 is NSF-certified for near total reduction of:
  • Chlorine Taste and Odor
  • Particulates Class I (including rust, manganese, sulfides, and asbestos fibers)
  • Cysts (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia)

    How does it do that?

    Better Waters incorporates a patented Integrated Membrane Pre-activated Carbon (I.M.P.A.C.T.) technology that blends the high efficiency of carbon media with the durability of a microporous membrane filter into a single pharmaceutical grade cartridge. This unique process dramatically reduces pressure drop and increases flow rate, resulting in longer cartridge life.

    The Parameters

    Operating pressure
     30 - 125 psi
    Operating temperature
    40 - 100°F (4 - 38°C)
    Space required*
    4.5”(W) x 4.5”(D) x 13.125”(H)

     *: Allow min. 2.25” clearance for cartridge replacement.

    Technical Specifications

    Product Documentation

    Some of the most often asked questions:

    How small is 0.2 micron?

    Fine enough to remove bacteria and cysts, which are typically 1-2 micron in size.  The naked eye can see down to about 40 microns.  0.2 micron filtration is frequently used in research labs to ensure removal of bacteria.

    What is "full-flow technology"?

    With full-flow technology, no dedicated faucet is needed.  This is a unique feature among high-performance filtration systems. The XB7000 can be installed directly into the cold water line supplying a sink, thus filtering all the cold water to the tap.  Ideal for all food prep, fruit and vegetable washing, rapid fill of pots and coffee makers etc.

    Is the life of the filter cartridge reduced when supplying all cold water?

    Theoretically yes, but keep in mind most water used for washing is hot. A typical family of four uses about 3500 gallons of cold water at their kitchen sink in one year. The XB7000 is NSF-certified for 25,000 gallons, and it's recommended to replace it once a year in any case.

    What if I need a higher flow rate?

    For restaurants and other food-service applications, the XB7000 can be manifolded in parallel to accommodate higher flow rates (and may thereby offer an exponential increase in cartridge longevity).