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H2Only: the water treatment production process

H2Only does not just take a bottle, walk up to the kitchen sink, fill it, and deliver it to your door. That’s probably not news, but you might well be surprised at what does take to get H2Only water to your glass or mug of coffee!

At the H2Only production facility at 2 Cushman Road, there are two separate systems: water production/storage, and bottling.

The water treatment production system consists of basically three component areas: water tempering, filtration, and storage.

Tempering requires getting the water to the optimal temperature for the most effective and efficient filtration possible. For our system, that means we need the water to be at 70ºF as it enters the main filter banks. We have to keep an eye on this, of course, as the water changes temperature throughout the year… especially with the cold winters we’ve had the past few years.

The main component of the water production process is, of course, the filtration system. At H2Only, we use a six-stage process that includes de-ionization, brute particulate filtration, fine particulate filtration, and ending with two-stage reverse-osmosis filtration at 190 PSI in a redundant multi-filter/multi-pass process. The end result: RO water at less than three parts per million, and usually at less than two. Water in commercial quantities doesn’t get cleaner, and home filtration doesn’t get anywhere near this.

The final production stage is storage. We store our water in two 2000L non-gassing food-grade rotomilled polyethylene tanks. The water is ozone-cycled to maintain sterility and purity (ozone is a non-particulate high-volatility gas that only marginally affects the purity of the water). Our production cycle typically drains those tanks every two to three work days (sometimes daily)… our water does not sit in storage for any significant period of time.

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