The Best in Water Filtration
For clean, good tasting water, we offer a complete line of high performance custom filters. We buy directly from a quality manufacturer/distributor so we can offer you the benefits of advanced filter technology at a lower price.
Harvest Haven filters are long lasting and affordable. After reviewing the features, you will see how our filters can provide you with superior performance. There is a system suitable for each individual need.
What About Bottled Water?
If you think bottled water is the way to go, perhaps you are not aware of the many drawbacks and expenses compared to having an easily installed and maintained home filter. Here are some of the hidden dangers and costs of bottled water:
- Up to 40% of bottled water is actually tap water that may or may not have received additional treatment and filtering.
- Bottled water can contain chlorine and fluoride.
- A 4-year study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council found 1/3 of the water bottles tested contained chemicals and bacteria.
- The typical plastic used for bottled water is polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This material potentially leaches antimony and other toxic chemicals into the water (especially in the case of reverse osmosis, which makes the water more reactive).
- Landfills polluted with discarded plastic bottles further contribute to the deterioration of your environment.
- Bottled water is expensive - if you applied the costs of bottled water towards the purchase of a filtration system, it will pay for itself in only 8-14 months.
The Environmental Protection Agency regulates public water supplies, but has no authority over bottled water. For example, there are no specific requirements regarding proximity of bottled water sources to industrial facilities or waste dumps.
In addition to all the personal considerations, there is a huge strain placed on the environment to produce and distribute bottled water around the world -- an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles each year!
Why support something so damaging, so expensive, and so potentially risky when a simple, satisfying, superior alternative is at your fingertips with a Harvest Haven water filtration system? ("Is Bottled Water Really Pure?" - Mercola.com)
Features of Harvest Haven Filters
Our filters use Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF®) media. KDF® eliminates contaminants from the water using an electrochemical oxidation-reduction reaction. This means that toxins and heavy metals in the water are exchanged for, or neutralized by, harmless zinc and copper electrons. This also initiates a reaction that kills harmful microorganisms. For drinking water applications, the KDF® media is combined with a granulated, activated carbon element that helps control organic contaminants as well as bacteria, algae, fungi, parasites and protozoa such as giardia.
Harvest Haven offers filters that employ the appropriate technology to remove chloramine, a stronger disinfectant than chlorine used by the city of Lethbridge and many other municipalities. Chloramine is not removed by regular water filters that remove chlorine, or by reverse osmosis. This means that most of the drinking water filters sold in stores are ineffective for Lethbridge water. Just how toxic is chloramine? It is recommended that you do not give chloramine-treated water to your pets. So how can it be safe for humans to drink?!
Harvest Haven also has filters to remove heavy metals, nitrates, fluoride, bacteria, hydrogen sulfide, iron, bad taste and odours, and control scale and algae.
Other filters on the market (e.g. Brita) are simply activated carbon. Such filters not only fail to remove many of the toxins commonly found in drinking water, but are quickly exhausted, making them more expensive to use. They must also be carefully monitored for chlorine breakthrough and bacteria buildup.
Come in and see us, or write to us about your particular water needs. We will help you select the right system so you can enjoy high-quality filtered water.
Harvest Haven’s Wide Range of Filter Options
For drinking water, we have a complete assortment of counter-top and under-the-counter filters, as well as top quality, yet relatively inexpensive, reverse osmosis systems.
For the shower (more chlorine is absorbed during one shower than from drinking two quarts of chlorinated tap water), we have an easy to install shower-head filter.
For all the water in your house - drinking, cooking, bathing, and laundry - there is a whole house unit.
For traveling and hiking, we have a portable sports water bottle filter for filtering stream or tap water. It will even remove cryptosporidium and giardia.
Do you have other needs? We can special order.