Certified & Recognized BENEFITS Stockholm Water Award Popular Science Best of What’s New, Innovation Award 2004
A Case For Confidence Ultrafiltration membranes are manufactured in Canada by GE, a world leader in the fields of water and medicine. GE has certified the product through government approved rating agencies (NSF, WQA, Biovir) to the highest standards available. Available industry leading warranty and our 10 year maintenance program. Independent associations and lawyers approve. BENEFITS
LAWYERS APPROVAL “the UF membrane process can be expected to achieve Cryptosporidium levels in excess of the LT2 Rule requirements, regardless of the source of the water quality or the Bin classification of the drinking water sources. As a result, the use of the Homespring system will allow continued use of drinking water despite boil water or other health advisory notices”. Note: Homespring exceeds both EPA LT2 rule for 2012 in the USA and all Canadian MOE standards. BENEFITS
HOSPITALS HAVE THEIR SAY Hospital for Sick Children scientists “also anticipate that climate change will lead to higher numbers of water and food borne disease outbreaks in the Canadian population. Increases in precipitation, higher temperatures and flooding are linked to outbreaks of gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases caused by bacteria, protozoans and viruses-even in the presence of city water-treatment facilities”. The Globe and Mail
Health Canada Comments The discovery of new byproducts, however, "challenges the basis of our current mitigating strategies“. "They migrate into drinking water sources and may not be eliminated by current water treatment processes". "Some substances in this category have been identified as either known or suspected carcinogens and endocrine or reproductive disruptors. Limited surveys have shown that many of these compounds, thought to have significant health effects, can be present in Canadian drinking water." The Canadian Press Reprinted by The Globe and Mail
New Considerations “that anomalies existed in the water system, where coliform had continued to show up in water in places where chlorine also was present. DEP officials said they had been concerned that rare and potentially dangerous chlorine-resistant bacteria had entered the system.” World Health Organization report “RO systems demineralize water thereby being a contributor to an increase in death from cardiovascular disease, higher risk of fracture, low birth weight babies, some neuro- degenerative diseases and even some types of cancer”. Source: September 4 th. 2009 - Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Contaminated Faucets "We've known for decades that water... water that comes from our taps and faucets in the kitchen, or in our showers in our homes, in hotels or whatever, this source of water is not sterile,” Author: Dr. Andrew Simor, an infectious disease specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre “Studies have shown that M. avium and related bacteria cannot be eradicated from showerheads with bleach.” Researchers: University of Colorado at Boulder “it is not surprising to find pathogens in municipal waters but what the researchers noted was that M. avium, along with some related pathogens, were clumped together to form a slimy "biofilm" that sat in the showerheads at more than 100 times the levels of the municipal water. Reporting: Dr. Marla Shapiro CTV News
Unmatched Performance Physically removes: 99.99999% of bacteria (eg samonella, E.Coli, Legionella and Campylobacter). 99.99% of protozoan cysts (Cryptosporidium, Giardia). 99.999% of viruses (eg, Norwalk, Hepatitis and Polio). Healthy minerals and salts remain in water.
Environmental Achievements Annual Environmental Benefits Bottles Kilograms of plastic diverted from landfill 5,402 kg.11,897 lb. Number of bottles diverted from landfills annually 146,000 Cubic meters of water saved in producing plastic 1,080 cu. m.285 K gal Carbon Credits (reduction in GHG from plastic) 16,206 kg.35,692 lb. Tap Filters Number of filters diverted from landfill 1,200 R.O. Number of filters diverted from landfill 2,600 Cubic meters of water saved from RO waste 79,471 cu. m.20,996 K gal Environmental audit provided to GE by: Based on 400 bed hospital
Strategic Innovations Protection against boil water orders, viruses, cysts, bacterial contamination, aged infrastructure. Water security, purity and environmental sustainability. Purified water going to EVERY tap in the building. In support of Qmentum by Accreditation Canada. Prudent risk prevention planning.
Saving Your Money We can provide a 400 BED HOSPITAL 99.999% microbiologically safe water from every single tap for less than the cost of a single bottle of water/bed/day. Cost can be less than 90 cents/per day per bed for a 400 bed hospital using up to150,000 gallons per day.
Risk Management IMPROVED WATER QUALITY CAN REDUCE HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS. WATER SAFETY ENSURES PRUDENT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED. WATER QUALITY PROGRAM IS CONSISTENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES OF OHA. POINT OF ENTRY SYSTEM PROTECTS ALL EXISTING WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS THEREBY PROLONGING THEIR LIFE CYCLE AND PERFORMANCE WHILE REDUCING COSTS.
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