Wave International provides fresh drinking water for boaters
The new Flostream Micro HIFLO10 water filter from Wave International is a compact water filter which the company says provides a mighty 10 litres per minute flow rate of fresh and clean filtered water.
The devices, says Wave, will significantly improve the taste and quality of water coming from a vehicle’s water tank, no matter how long the water has been stored there or how poor the original source of the water.
Plus, using a water filter on board avoids the need to carry single use plastic bottles. Until now many water filters have simply been too large to fit into the small spaces available in many vessels, but the Flostream Micro HIFLO10 measures just 169mm by 133mm which means it is easy to fit into any compact space in a cupboard or under a sink.
The device uses three stage multi-media filters which remove all impurities down to 10 microns. For comparison, a human hair is 50 microns in diameter, and anything below 40 microns is invisible to the human eye.
The Flostream filters are said to ensure that all chlorine taste and bad odour is removed, as well as heavy metals and other impurities. In addition, with built-in bacteriostatic control, it removes cyst and harmful bacteria, and prevents any risk of micro-bacterial growth when the water filter is not in use.
“We are increasingly seeing people wanting to reduce the use of water bottles on board, and especially when travelling and staying in more remote locations, they want to look after the environment and their health by avoiding single use plastics whilst at the same time, being aware of the quality of the water they are drinking,” says Dan Maund of Halyard, the UK distributor for Wave’s products.
Costing from £90.99 plus VAT, the Flostream Micro HIFLO10 is manufactured from Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and NSF International (Food, Safety and Quality in the UK) certified components, and can withstand temperature ranges from 4-45 degrees centigrade. Replacement Flostream Micro HIFLO10 filters cost £41.25 plus VAT.