What's in our water?

Water covers two thirds of our planet and clean, safe drinking water is a fundamental human need. Every person requires 20-50 litres a day for drinking, cooking and washing. In some countries fresh water is already becoming a scarce resource as a growing population puts more and more demand on ever dwindling supplies.

Your water contains healthy salts and electrolytes but may also have contaminants that must be removed to make it safe and taste great.

Bugs, Bacteria and Particles

Sometimes the problem is there to see, the water is cloudy and discoloured containing clearly visible particles. Clear water doesn’t necessarily mean safe water. Every year tens of millions of people are sick or seriously ill because of water related diseases caused by bacteria and cysts – bugs like Cholera, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E Coli and Shigella.

Metals, Chemicals and Chlorine

Water is often contaminated with metals such as lead and organic chemicals like pesticides. These might have seeped into the water table or, like lead, have come from old or damaged pipes.

Chlorine is often used to disinfect water and kill bugs but has to be administered at the correct levels and does have an unpleasant taste and smell.

"Chlorine is added to kill the bugs, it’s not harmful, it just doesn’t taste nice"

Salts and Electrolytes

"Healthy water contains essential salts and electrolytes. It’s important to keep these in your water whilst removing harmful or bad tasting contaminants"

Healthy water contains essential salts and electrolytes containing minerals. It’s important to keep these in your water whilst removing harmful or bad tasting contaminants. Coldstream filters leave the salts and electrolytes in (whereas reverse osmosis takes them out, producing unhealthy water).

Made in the United Kingdom

All Coldstream ceramic water filters are made in England to the highest standards, using advanced manufacturing techniques to deliver safe, great tasting water time after time.