|Item Weight||3.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 6 x 16 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||500315|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
Watts 500315 Counter-Top Drinking Water Filter
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- Reduces chlorine taste and odor, sand, silt, sediment, and rust
- Portable; operates by use of a diverter valve attached to the main sink faucet
- Fits on to small areas on the counter top
- Meets all plumbing codes
- Accepts all standard 10-inch replacement filter elements
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500315 Home water treatment condensed in to one complete easy-to-install package. Through its simple connection directly to your kitchen faucet aerator, installation is a snap. Combined with its high quality coconut shell carbon filter, this is a great product for busy families on the go. Capable of being used in the home, RV or camper, this portable Reverse Osmosis system ensures high quality drinking water wherever you go. Also perfect for apartments or rentals since installation is directly to the kitchen tap aerator. Features: -Water filter. -Works perfectly in low pressure applications. -Portable, operating by use of a diverter valve attached to the main sink faucet. -Reduces sand, silt, sediment, rust, chloramine, chlorine taste, and odor. -Fits on to small areas on the counter top. -Accepts all watts standard 10-inch replacement filter elements, for simple, easy to find replacement filters. -Product comes with everything needed to install to your kitchen tap. -Includes all parts and tubing to install directly to your kitchen tap. -Assembly required. -Overall dimensions: 16'' H x 6'' W x 4'' D. For more information on this product please view the Sheet below: Manual sheet
Thanks to a certified coconut-shell carbon block, the Watts Premier CT-1 Counter Top Water Filtration Device turns tap water into cleaner, healthier drinking water. The Watts CT-1 is perfect for campers, RVs, apartments, and houses, providing exceptional value with its high-quality carbon filtration. And installation takes only a few minutes, as the system connects directly to your existing kitchen tap.
High-quality carbon filtration provides cleaner water straight from the tap.
During the lifecycle of a single filter, you can save up to 16,000 plastic bottles from being deposited in landfills.
The Watts CT-1 effectively removes sand, silt, sediment, and rust from your drinking water. It also reduces the taste and odor of chlorine, so you can enjoy water straight from the tap and save yourself the expense of buying bottled water.
Portable and Easy to Install
Installing the Watts CT-1 is a breeze. The unit occupies a small area on the countertop beside your sink, attaching to the faucet by way of a diverter valve. Installing the CT-1 is so easy that most users can filter their tap water in a matter of minutes. The quick installation also means that the CT-1 can be moved from sink to sink with ease. In particular, users of campers or RVs will appreciate the simplicity with which the unit can be moved from one place to another.
Universal Parts for Easy Replacement
The CT-1 accepts all Watts standard 10-inch replacement filter elements. So when it's time for a new filter, you can rest assured that you'll find all the right parts.
The Importance of Drinking Clean Water
Water is critical to proper food digestion, kidney health, brain function, blood health, joint functionality, and more. It's important to make sure that the water you drink is devoid of contaminants. Thankfully, using a Watts water filtration device will ensure consistent quality for all of your drinking and cooking needs. In fact, when you use Watts' high-quality certified water treatment devices and filters, your water will be free of chlorine taste and odors, particles, and many other contaminants that can be detrimental to your health.
*Please refer to the Performance Data Sheet for the complete list of claims for which this system is certified.
Not only is the CT-1 filter a healthy choice for you, but it's also a healthy choice for the environment. This filter helps you minimize the harmful environmental consequences of buying bottled water. Incredibly, if a mere ten percent of North America's bottled water intake were reduced by switching to home-filtered water in reusable containers, we could eliminate:
The Watts Premier CT-1 Counter Top Water Filtration Device is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
CT-1 Filter unit, including filter housing with countertop stand, dispensing spout, diverter valve, tubing for installation, and manual.
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The issues we've had with it are that it leaks spraying out a fine stream of water when the filter is in use. I got around that issue by placing a large rubber band around the leak which didn't look very nice but did the trick. The other issue we had was that the filter would not stay on (with the "plunger" pulled out) unless the water pressure was high. When filtering water, we want to keep the water pressure lower for best filtration results. This flaw of the valve not staying in the on position wouldn't be a problem if you had two hands free for operation of the unit. If you have one hand free to hold out the plunger while the other hand turns on the water and then holds whatever container you are hoping to fill, you are golden but most people are not going to have patience for this or even ability as something has to hold your glass or water bottle for filling. This serious design flaw made the "hassle" of filling the Britta pitcher every other day look like the lesser annoyance of two less than perfect situations. While testing out the Watts countertop filter, I hung onto our Brita pitcher, just in case.
Sure enough about 9 months into owning this, the plunger learned to stay in place when moderate water pressure was being used. I am not sure why, but I assume some hard water buildup or some kind of residue was helping to keep the plunger in place or the product was actually working as it was intended to. After a couple months of further use, I am inclined to believe the former assumption is more accurate as now the plunger valve is really difficult to operate. It is very difficult to get the plunger into the "on" position so that water runs to the filter without running through the faucet (being wasted) and it is also difficult to return the valve to the "off" position by "releasing" the plunger. I would say that I have filtered about a quart of water per day from this unit over the past 11 months. I have not exhausted the filter by any means, but the product has earned a label of "frustrating" and "almost useless" because of the wasted water it is now contributing to.
Perhaps I got a bum unit and not all of the filters are this way. If the manufacturer would like to try to replace it for one that works properly, I would happily accept and update my review as is appropriate.
Thanks for reading and good luck, folks!
Things to watch out for:
1. The instructions claim that you can only use one particular model of filter cartridge. This is pure FUD. You can use ANY standard 2.5"x9.75" filter cartridge that you would care to put into it. I swapped the cartridge that came with this filter for the 2 micron (nominal) cartridge that I had in my garden filter housing. The water from the 2 micron cartridge just tastes better and the 2 micron cartridge is rated for 2000+ gallons (not the 1350 that the manual claims for the included cartridge).
2. The housing screws inside the base, not outside it as pictured. This means that the large o-ring for the top must be embedded in the o-ring groove on the top before screwing it in or it will not seal. OTOH, having the top screw into the base instead of outside the base means that the top only needs to be hand tight to keep it from leaking. I hope that this also means that it can be opened in 9 to 12 months without a strap wrench.
I knocked off one star for the misleading picture/different housing and another star for the FUD in the filter manual.