MILWAUKEE – December 12, 2023 – Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation (NYSE: ZWS) announced today the launch of its first combined lead-, PFOA- and PFOS-reducing filter integrated into Elkay® bottle filling stations and faucets for schools, hospitals, airports and other commercial and residential applications.
“As more is learned about the serious health effects of forever chemicals on people and as regulations evolve, we're pleased to expand our certified filtration to PFOA and PFOS, two of the most prevalent per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) chemicals,” said Todd A. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Zurn Elkay Water Solutions. “This filter offers a tremendous option for our customers looking to provide safer, cleaner drinking water for everyone in schools, universities and places where people gather.”
This new 2,250-gallon WaterSentry® 71300C product is certified to reduce PFOA and PFOS as well as lead, cysts, Class I particulates and chlorine taste and odor from drinking water under NSF/ANSI 42 and 53. There are additional environmental benefits as well, as the 2,250-gallon capacity equates to eliminating the use of 14,400 single-use 20-ounce plastic water bottles.
“Our WaterSentry 71300C filter utilizes highly engineered activated carbon which adsorbs these contaminants,” said Scott Nielsen, Director of Filtration for Zurn Elkay. “This technology is the most water efficient solution for filtering PFOA and PFOS to the NSF/ANSI certified levels. To achieve certification for PFAS reduction, a filter must reduce the PFAS chemicals down to a concentration that is 250 times less than what is required for lead certification, so we are very excited to be able to offer the market this tremendous upgrade.”
For ease of maintenance, the 71300C filter is equipped with a quick-disconnect, ¼-turn installation and an automatic inlet shut-off valve that closes when the filter is removed. The self-contained replaceable cartridges help to limit exposure to contaminated media when performing routine filter changes. With Fillsafe™ recognition, new filters are automatically recognized and the filter status light will return to green.
The new WaterSentry 71300C filter is designed and engineered to work with Elkay’s leading drinking water products and bottle filling stations. Elkay's visual filter monitor comes standard on filtered products to indicate when a filter is nearing and has reached its end of life. In addition to the WaterSentry 71300C filter, Elkay has the longest lasting lead filter on the market, certified to 6,000 gallons, along with the most comprehensive contaminant claims on the market in the integrated filter category. Learn more about Zurn Elkay’s water filter portfolio at www.elkay.com/filtration.
Named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for four consecutive years by Newsweek and Statista, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, and is a growth-oriented, pure-play water business that designs, procures, manufactures and markets what we believe is the broadest sustainable product portfolio of solutions to improve health, hydration, human safety and the environment. The Zurn Elkay product portfolio includes professional grade water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, drinking water, finish plumbing, hygienic, environmental and site works products for public and private spaces. Visit www.zurnelkay.com for additional information about the company.
Alyssa Neff, Media Relations Lead
Angela Hersil, Vice President - Corporate Communications
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