Replacing lead pipes is a costly and disruptive process — but you do have another option. For a fraction of the cost of pipe replacement, 3M water filtration can deliver a scientifically proven solution to reduce up to 99% of lead while not reducing the flow of water in your facility. That means you can have confidence in your water and focus your resources on what matters most to your school or day care center.
In your line of work, the well-being of the children attending your facility is your top priority. A big part of ensuring a safe environment is knowing the quality of your drinking water with testing and planning. The EPA’s updated guidelines1 will go into effect soon, so the sooner you get started,the sooner you can help ensure your water makes the grade. You don’t have to figure it out on your own though — we’re here to help you pass state testing requirements by reducing the amount of lead that may be in your water.
EPA's lead and copper rule mandates interventions including corrosion control techniques, public outreach and education, and lead service line replacement if lead in drinking water exceeds the 15 ppb action level.2
EPA’s new proposed trigger level of 10 ppb requires schools and child care centers to jumpstart mitigation earlier.1
NSF/ANSI Standard 53 requires drinking water treatment units to reduce the lead in drinking water to 5 ppb or less.3
AAP recommends that lead levels in school drinking water fountains should not exceed 1 ppb.4
3. “Drinking Water Treatment Units Must Now Meet Stricter Requirements for Lead Reduction Certification,” NSF, February 2020. https://www.nsf.org/news/drinking-water-treatment-units-stricter-requirements-lead-reduction-cert
4. Council on Environmental Health. Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity. Pediatrics 138, no. 1. Itasca, Illinois: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016. Policy Statement, https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatric s/early/2016/06/16/peds.2016-1493.full.pdf (accessed March 1, 2023).
Portland Public School District partnered with 3M to reduce the lead levels in their schools and will soon have some of the lowest lead in water levels in the nation after collaborating with 3M on a cost-effective lead reduction program with our 3M™ Aqua-Pure™ Full Flow Water Filter System 3MFF100.
Reduce up to 99% of lead that may be in your facility’s drinking water with 3M™ Aqua-Pure™ Full Flow Water Filter System 3MFF100. Its three-stage filtration process with carbon block technology reduces lead, cysts, select volatile organic compounds and chlorine taste and odor.
This powerful system delivers a 6,000 gallon capacity for a single filter — that's 45,000 16.9 oz. bottle refills. It requires minimal space for installation under the classroom sink or inside a water fountain, bottle filling station or water cooler. Because it features sanitary quick change, your facility employees can maintain the filtration system easily.
Whether it’s helping to ensure quality water from your water fountains, filling stations, faucets or water coolers, 3M water filtration has everything you need to help improve your water.
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Contact us today to have a 3M water expert help solve your challenges.
Talk to us to find out how the Aqua-Pure Water Filter System 3MFF100 can help you reduce lead that may be in your water without costly and disruptive pipe replacements.