West Carolina Water Treatment

Will I notice a loss of pressure with a new filter system?

The short answer is no, you should not. When properly sized, a filter system produces a very low pressure drop at service flow rates, usually around 2-5 psi. Additionally adjustments can often be made to the pressure switch or pressure reducing valve to completely offset the drop. Even without adjustments most people don’t see any […]

Where should my filter be installed?

This is an important question because you water filter system is a long term investment and needs to be installed somewhere is can be easily cared for. First, for whole home filters you must have access to the incoming water line. To treat the all of the water in the home you have catch it […]

Where does the backwash water go?

The backwash water can be routed to one of several locations. If an exterior downspout or drain line is available this is usually the first choice for the discharge water, or depending on the lay of land around your home sometimes we can discharge directly on the ground. However when discharging the water outside is […]

What is the Water Quality Association?

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. WQA maintains a close dialogue with other organizations representing different aspects of the water industry in order to best serve consumers, government officials, and industry members.WQA is a resource and information source, a voice for […]

What type of filter is best for my needs?

This is a somewhat complicated question which depends on several factors; the biggest is your overall water chemistry. I cannot stress enough that trying to select a filtration solution without knowing all of the related chemistry is like throwing darts blindfolded. Sure you might get lucky, but chances are you’re not going to get the […]

What does it mean to be NSF certified?

Most reputable filtration systems, replacement cartridges and plumbing products intended for use in potable water systems are certified by NSF—an independent not-for-profit organization that is committed to public health, safety and protection of the environment. The NSF has developed national standards for food, water, air and consumer goods, all of which are recognized world-wide. This certification, which […]

Does a backwashing water filter or softener require electricity?

Yes, almost all backwashing filters require some electricity to operate the control valve. A water filter has about the same electrical requirements as an alarm clock, but they do need to be plugged in. They are very low draw devices requiring less the 0.5 amps on a standard 120VAC outlet. Most filters are also equipped […]

Are the Filter Systems you Sell NSF Certified?

The short answer is absolutely YES! West Carolina Water Treatment only carries products and components that are NSF certified. There is however a more complicated explanation that needs to be made. Only prepackaged and unalterable products can can receive a NSF certification. In order for that certification to remain valid you have to ensure that […]