Filters / Purifiers
It took us over a year to decide which water system to purchase
to replace our family's water distiller. During this decision
process we spent countless hours researching water quality issues,
health factors, and treatment options from more than 50 sources.
As you may already know, water is an incredibly complicated subject,
especially with all the controversial (and bogus) claims out there.
For non-scientists, busy parents, and even health professionals,
it is extremely difficult to sort water treatment facts from fiction.
LivingWaters® drinking water systems
In mid-2008 we started a discussion with Lono Ho'ala, a naturopath,
biochemist, and founder/product developer for LivingWaters®.
Unlike the other companies we talked to, Lono truly understands
both the science of water treatment and the impact of water on
health. After receiving thorough, intelligent, fact-based answers
to an endless barrage of questions, we knew this was the company
we wanted to represent. In mid-2009 we installed a LivingWaters
drinking water system in our home and have been enjoying super-clean,
healthful, delicious water ever since. LivingWaters water purification
systems provide the highest level of filtration possible today.
The cartridge-based units utilizing their Safewater Technology™
systems do the job without electricity or wasted water; and without
removing all the healthful alkaline minerals such as calcium and
magnesium. These top-quality systems are affordably priced, and
an excellent value for fail-safe protection from contaminants
and made in the USA.
Material sources, environmental committment
LivingWaters' "Big-Blue" housings as well as faucets,
fittings, tubing, and cartridges are manufactured in the United
States. Standard housings and brackets are manufactured in China.
Whole-house systems including backwashing tanks, media and valves
are manufactured in the United States. Filter media is manufactured
in North America, Europe and Asia. LivingWaters is committed to
a business policy founded upon environmental awareness. They print
on recycled paper and use recycled packaging materials whenever
possible. Products are designed to provide point-of-use access
to clean water so people can stop buying bottled water and discarding
millions of tons of plastic bottles every year.
Contaminants removed by LivingWaters' SAFEWATER TECHNOLOGY™
- all pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, cysts, viruses,
- chemical disinfectants (including chloramines and fluoride)
- disinfection by-products (produced when chlorine interacts
with organic materials)
- organic contaminants (VOC's including solvents, fuel additives,
- inorganic compounds (arsenic, mercury, fluoride, heavy metals,
- radioactive elements
about radioactive particles in our water from the Fukushima nuclear
4/20/11 by Lono Ho'ala,
Conscious Living Systems, Inc.
The radiation released into the environment from the earthquake
and subsequent tsunami in Japan is now finding its way into the
water supply here in the United States. The water molecule itself
cannot become radioactive. What happens is that water naturally
picks up radioactive particles and gasses in the atmosphere. Rain
deposits these materials onto the soil and water sources below.
This is the problem caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident but
it is not the only source of radioactive contamination that can
be found in water. When the source of water is a well, the decay
of radioactive minerals produces radioactive particles that can
become dissolved in groundwater. These source of radioactive contamination
is far more problematic right now in the U.S.
How To Make Your Water Safe From Radiation
Faucet mounted filters and filtered pitchers are ineffective
because they don't contain enough media to get the job done. Sediment
filters and refrigerator filters are completely ineffective as
well. To remove the spectrum of radioactive contaminants a system
must contain ion-exchange media, a sufficient amount of high quality
carbon, as well as particulate filters capable of microfiltration.
This combination will dramatically reduce radioactive particles
in water. Fortunately, our 6 stage LivingWaters™ cartridge
based system (see below) as well as our RO systems contain ALL
THREE of these media, and will provide water that is completely
You should realize that filters in any kind of system will retain
collected radioactivity. If there is an unusual release of radioactivity,
those who want to make sure their water is perfectly safe should
replace their filters every 6 months instead of annually. As we've
watched the Fukushima nuclear accident unfold it appears that
only miniscule amounts of radiation are reaching this country.
So far we see no reason to accelerate your cartridge change schedule.
For a more detailed explanation of radiation and how to protect
yourself from contaminated water and food, see
this article from Conscious Living Systems, Inc.
6-Stage LivingWaters Purification Systems with SAFEWATER
TECHNOLOGY™ & VOC filter
This four cartridge, 6-stage water purifier
incorporates LivingWaters' patented SAFEWATER TECHNOLOGY™
for guaranteed removal of dangerous microorganisms including
cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium, mold, spores from
organisms like anthrax, the entire spectrum of disease-causing
bacteria and 99.95% of virus. It also removes or reduces
VOCs, heavy metals including chromium-6 (hexavalent chromium), hormone residues and chemicals including
chlorine, chloramines, fluoride and arsenic. This system is one of the
only filter-based systems that will remove unhealthy water
contaminants as effectively as reverse osmosis (RO) and
distillation, yet unlike these technologies it preserves
the healthy alkaline minerals in your water and there is
no water wasted (like RO) and no electricity needed (like
distillation). The under-counter unit comes with a premium
“Euro” style top-mount monitor faucet. The fourth housing, on top, is an acid-washed carbon finishing cartridge
that makes the best tasting beverages possible
by removing VOCs that might impart a bad flavor to the water. Ideal for those who want
the best tasting water that is safer than bottled at a fraction
of the price.
- Under-counter 6-stage, model #LWUC4:
$569, UPS shipping*. buy
- Change from chrome faucet to brushed nickel, black, white or oil-rubbed bronze: $60 change color
- Counter-top 6-stage, model #LWCT4: $529, UPS shipping*. buy now
Replacement filters for 6-STAGE system (4 cartridges) part #LWRC4 : $246,
UPS shipping*. buy
now (replace after 1,000 gallons or 1 year, whichever
Replacement filters for 5-STAGE system (3 cartridges) part #LWRC3 : $223,
UPS shipping*. buy
now (replace after 1,000 gallons or 1 year, whichever
UPGRADE NOTES: If you are upgrading from an old LivingWaters 5-stage undercounter system to a 6-stage
undercounter system you will need hardware and a hose to attach the
4th cartridge. buy
undercounter upgrade kit: $25 (don't forget to purchase filters) If you are upgrading from a 5-stage countertop system to a 6-stage
countertop system you will need to send your system to LivingWaters for the conversion after purchasing the upgrade. buy
countertop upgrade: $60 (don't forget to purchase filters)
2-Stage Travel Filter
Lightweight one-canister filter that removes cysts,
99.9% of bacteria, chlorine, trihalomethanes, volatile
organic chemicals (VOC's) and lead. Does not remove fluoride or chloramines.
- Travel filter, model #LW10TF:
$149, UPS shipping. buy
- Replacement filter; part #10DUC1000:
$61.25, UPS shipping. buy
WELL WATER USERS: If you drink well water there may be contaminents
in your water that are not removed by the standard cartridge
Please contact us and
we will have LivingWaters review your water test to configure a system according to your needs.
* UPS shipping on units noted above includes
addresses in the continental USA. For other locations
and expedited shipping please contact
us for a quote.
Point-of-Entry (whole-house) LivingWaters
Water Treatment Systems
Point of entry water systems are designed by Conscious
Living Systems, Inc. to meet the needs of your specific
installation. Contact us
for a free engineering report with detailed recommendations
for your home or commercial facility.
LivingWaters Water Treatment Systems are built with
advanced technology, quality materials, and detailed
workmanship. When properly installed and maintained
they will provide many years of trouble-free service.
Point-of Use filtration systems:
- Standard point-of-use products carry a lifetime
warranty on system parts except for replaceable
cartridges (except the travel filter which has a 3 year limited warranty on system parts) and a 30-day money-back guarantee. The
full purchase price of a standard point-of-use LivingWaters®
product will be refunded at the customer's request
for up to 30 days from date of purchase, provided
the product has been properly installed and maintained
and has not be subject to modification, freezing,
overtightening, damage, abuse, or peril of any kind.
Point-of-Entry filtration systems:
- Conscious Living Systems, Inc. custom designs
each point-of-entry system for each installation
from top-quality components manufactured by industry
leaders. Each component is covered by their original
manufacturer’s warranty. In general, this means
10 years on tanks and valves and 5 years on most
media. Warranty details for each product are available
detailed product information is coming soon. Please
contact us with
any questions about LivingWaters™ water purification