While our operation may have been humble, our dedication was anything but. In 2002, I launched WaterFilters.NET from my smallish college apartment.  Our water filter inventory took up space nicely behind my sofa.  After some measure of success, our business grew to necessitate the inclusion of a warehouse.  So naturally, I bought a van.  It […]


Ceramic Water Filters: What To Know Before You Buy

by Jamin Arvig on January 2, 2014

WaterFilters.NET has grown into the online consumer’s first choice in water filters and filtration systems.  I am proud of this accomplishment, in no small part, as it reflects the level of knowledge that our team has amassed and is able to share with you as you make your water filter choices.  Believe me, there are […]


An estimated five to six billion pounds of BPA is produced yearly.  BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical prominent in countless plastic products, most notably, plastic water bottles.  Over the last several years, this chemical has come under frequent debate for a whole host of health, safety and environmental issues.  Now, a recent study […]


This month or next, you should be receiving your local drinking water quality report from your water supplier. If you live in town, and don’t have a private well, your municipal provider is required by law to provide to every household a copy of this “consumer confidence report.” Along with other information, the report lists […]


What is MTBE?

by wfnblog on May 10, 2012

MTBE is the shorthand abbreviation for methyl tertiary-butyl ether, a volatile organic compound that belongs to a category known as oxygenates. Oxygenates are added to fuel to increase its oxygen content. MTBE has replaced the use of lead as an octane enhancer in gasoline throughout the United States since 1979. MTBE reduces carbon monoxide and […]


We all know that water is essential for life. But let’s face it. Something so basic can also seem soooo boring. Far from it! Water has got a lot going for it. So drink up! And here’s why: Drinking water can make you smarter. Scientific studies conducted in England indicate that students who carry a […]


What is arsenic?

by wfnblog on May 4, 2012

Atomic number 33 on the periodic table, arsenic is a semi-metal element that is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth, as well as from agricultural and industrial activities. Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soil, plants and animals. It can be further released into the environment through volcanic […]


What is nitrate?

by wfnblog on April 30, 2012

Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units which combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. Nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with oxygen or ozone. Nitrogen itself is essential for all living things, but high levels of nitrate in drinking water can be dangerous to human health, especially for infants […]


What is lead?

by wfnblog on April 5, 2012

Atomic number 82 on the periodic table, lead is represented by “Pb” in the list of elements. Lead is a soft metal used in construction of buildings, manufacture of weights and various other industrial applications. Humans have been mining and using this heavy metal for thousands of years, poisoning themselves in the process. Although lead […]


What is sediment?

by wfnblog on March 23, 2012

One simple definition of sediment is matter suspended in a liquid that will (given time) settle to the bottom. It is naturally occurring material that is broken down by weathering and erosion, and then transported elsewhere by various forces–in our case, water. It ranges from very fine silt through sand and dirt, and includes gravel, […]