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Cryptosporidium


Source of Cryptosporidium in Water: Cryptosporidium (also known as crypto) is a protozoan parasite which exists as a round oocyst about 4 to 6 microns in diameter. Cryptosporidium is virtually everywhere, but is particularly found in the intestines and feces of infected humans and animals. Ground water and surface water can be contaminated with crypto through leaking sewage systems, storm runoff, and agricultural runoff. Well water can become contaminated if the well has been submerged in flood water or there has been intrusion of sewage water. Hikers and backpackers who drink unfiltered spring water are likely to be exposed to this parasite. It can also be found in recreational water, including pools. Cryptosporidium is resistant to chlorination, which does not offer protection against the parasite. 

Symptoms of Cryptosporiduim: Cryptosporidium in water passes through the stomach into the small intestine where its sporozoites invade the cell lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and low grade fever. Symptoms can take 1 to 2 weeks to dissipate and may come and go for up to 30 days.

Filtration Solutions for Cryptosporidium: Well water should be tested regularly for the presence of crypto in drinking water. Reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration systems used to filter out cryptosporidium should be rated at 1 micron or smaller. UV systems are also a great option for reducing the presence of this contaminant as the UV light will "zap" the parasite, preventing it from producing the symptom-causing sporozoites.
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Part Number: 2802110-00
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  • Micron Rating (Nominal): 0.5 µm
  • Length: 10" (25.4 cm)
  • Outer Diameter: 2.5"
  • Flow Rate: 1.0 gpm
  • Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Filter Media: Coconut Shell Carbon Block
  • Certifications: Tested and certified by WQA according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53, WQA Gold Seal
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Part Number: 161079
  • NSF/ANSI Certified Standard 58
  • Residential Point of Use Drinking Water System
  • Under the sink installation
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  • High Capacity filters that reduce chlorine taste and odor
  • Includes Chrome Air Gap Faucet
  • Great tasting water for drinking and cooking
  • System Type: 4 Stage
  • System Production: 50 GPD
  • Filter Type: Drop-in Cartridge
  • Certifications: NSF/ANSI 58
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Alternate Part Number: 1340302-60-D
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  • Designer Lead Free Air Gap Faucet
  • Quick Connect fittings
  • JG Angle Stop Adapter
  • 4.5 Gallon Powder Coated Tank
  • System Production: 50 GPD
  • Filter Type: Quick Change Cartridge
  • Certifications: Certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI Standard 58
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Part Number: NLWTK-REG
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Alternate Part Number: W9330962, W9330958, MT660
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  • Contaminants Reduced: Cysts, Sediment, Turbidity (cloudiness)
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Part Number: K-NPDWS
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  • Contaminants Reduced: Bad Odors, Bad Taste, Chlorine, Cysts, Lead, Sediment
  • Filter Capacity: 1250 Gallons
  • Flow Rate: 0.50 gpm
  • Origin: Contains USA and foreign made components
  • Certifications: Filter cartridge (not entire system) certified to NSF 42 and 53
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Part Number: TL3-KIT
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  • Twice the flow rate of comparable UF systems
  • Great for applications with multiple points of use
  • Shut off valves built into heads allow you to replace filters without turning off the water
  • Applications: Drinking Water System
  • Contaminants Reduced: Bacteria, Bad Odors, Bad Taste, Chlorine, Cysts, Lead, Sediment, Turbidity (cloudiness)
  • Filter Capacity: Carbon Block: 500 gallons or 6 mos. UF Membrane: 1000 gallons or 1 year Gallons
  • Flow Rate: 1.0 gpm
  • Certifications: Meets NSF Standard 42 & 53, WQA Gold Seal
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Part Number: 46998-PROMO
Alternate Part Number: 45998
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  • Stainless Steel Construction
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  • 15 year Warranty
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  • Distiller Type: Countertop
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 1 Gallons
  • Certifications: UL
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