Premium Water Filters
Made in Philadelphia & Asheville
Water is Life
Water is the primary building block of life and should be pure.
Our filter systems restore water as close as possible to its original state: vital and full of important minerals, while dissolved micro-plastics, chlorine, fluoride, volatile organic chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria and pharmaceuticals are filtered out.
The housing is made from premium glass, with a high quality solid stainless steel spigot.
Filter cartridges last approximately a year and are only $55 to replace!
Original Waters Filter systems utilize industry leading Aquacera CeraMetix® filters, the most advanced ceramic filter available.
CeraMetix® filters are made in the USA, silver impregnated to prevent bacteria growth, and cleanable for prolonged life.
The CeraSyl™ diatomaceous earth ceramic shell with the AquaMetix® core inside to offer the reduction of aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chloramines, chlorine, cysts, fluoride, lead, mercury, nickel, radionuclides, silver, tri-halomethane, VOC's and zinc in a single, revolutionary ceramic filter element.
CeraMetix® filters remove the following:
100% Removal of cysts
99.9999% Pathogenic bacteria
>99.9% Efficiency at 0.2 micron
Meets or Exceeds NSF/ANSI Standards 42 & 53 for the following:
>99% Chloramine reduction
>99% Chlorine reduction
>99% Lead reduction
>99% Herbicides and Pesticides reduction
>99% Glyphosate reduction
>98% VOC's reduction
>98% Heavy metals reduction
>98% THM's (Trihalomethanes) reduction
>92% Nitrates reduction
>97% Fluoride reduction - All types - Fluorosilicic acid/hydrofluorosilicate, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride
For full independent laboratory test results, click here.
All Original Waters Filter systems are made from premium glass, with a high-flow stainless steel spigot, and come standard with industry leading Aquacera CeraMetix® filters, the most advanced ceramic filter available for gravity use.
We offer three base-line models and are happy to do custom builds for higher volume clients such as restaurants, schools and yoga studios . Please contact us with any questions. *Complementary shipping is included within the continental U.S. for any of our systems (not replacement filters).
Refunds or exchanges are gladly offered within 30 days if you're not absolutely in love with your Original Waters. We offer a guarantee for one year for any manufacturing defects. We use incredibly durable glass that will last decades with careful use. Please know that it is glass and we retain the right to refuse returns or exchanges due to accidents or misuse.
Our standard four-gallon system. A 2 gallon reservoir and filter unit (volume can vary by a quart). Comes with one filter cartridge. Ideal for small households.
Dimension is ~ 10" x 25"
Original Waters, Mini
Our compact system. A 1.5 gallon reservoir and one-gallon filter unit with one filter cartridge.
Ideal for a single user.
Dimension is ~ 9" x 19
Original Waters, Dual
Our four-gallon system (volume can vary by a quart). Comes with an additional filter element for twice the filtering speed.
Ideal for larger households.
Dimension is ~ 10" x 25".
*Costs estimated based on an average use of 2 gallons per day, for a detailed cost comparison click here.
Use & Maintenance
To use the filter simply fill with water and let nature do its work.
Fill to the top with cool or cold water. Never use hot water, which will ruin the filter cartridge.
To condition a new filter: 1) fill and discard the water once, 2) let sit overnight, and then 3) fill and discard the water again. If any black sediment appears in the water, this is just charcoal and will disappear after conditioning.
If the filter is not used for a week, flush through one fill of water.
Because it's a gravity filter the flow rate is much faster when the water is filled to the top. It's normal for filtering to slow down and then stop once the water level drops towards the bottom couple inches. If you're in a hurry to get water, you can keep topping off the water level. The system will overflow if too full.
Insert the spigot with the rubber washers sandwiching the glass and the metal washers on the outsides of the rubber washers. Tighten the nut just so it's secure, using a wrench. Don not over-tighten. Rinse the spigot thoroughly.
Insert the filter cylinder with the washer against the base of the cylinder. Tighten the wingnut just enough that the washer seals against the glass. Do not over-tighten.
Clean the filter cartridge seasonally for best results:
Unscrew the filter wing-nut and remove the filter cartridge, retaining the washer to be re-installed.
Using a green scrub pad (or the coarse side of a sponge) lightly scrub the cartridge under cold water for 30 seconds. You just need to exfoliate the outer layer. This will remove clogs and return the filter to its optimum speed. It will also look bright and new! Do not use hot water or scrub too hard, which may damage the filter.
While the filter is out, you may want to wash the glass. Use warm water and soap. Hot water can cause the glass to crack.
When re-installing the cartridge, the wing-nut should be securely hand tightened so the washer forms a seal.
Over time the filter may slow down. You can purge it to restore faster filtration. Simply invert the top chamber in the sink so that the white filter element is upside down. Use a syringe to push water through the threaded end of the filter element, which will flush out clogs. Repeat 10 times. Then plunge and suck air back and forth with the empty syringe 10 times. If you don't have a syringe, you can remove the filter element and use your mouth to blow and suck water through it.
Avoid prolonged direct sunlight. Algae may start to form on the glass if the system is exposed to prolonged sunlight.
For best results change your filter cartridge annually. We recommend the Aquacera CeraMetix 7" Imperial AMB.
Get in Touch
Original Waters is based between the beautiful mountains of Asheville and the fine city of Philadelphia.
Feel free to say hello with any questions or requests for customized orders.
484-704-2064 / email@example.com