New Wave Enviro Products - 10 Stage Plus Water Filter Replacement Cartridge - 1 Filter
New Wave Enviro Premium 10 Stage Plus Water Filter Replacement Cartridge is a for New Wave's Premium 10 Plus Stage Water Filter. The long lasting cartridge is unique from other brands. If any filter is not changed properly, it will dump contaminants into the water at concentrations higher than the original tap water.
Filters chlorine, trihalomethanes, organic arsenic and inorganic arsenic, mercury, lead, PCBs, floating solids, asbestos, pesticides, and herbicides
Save money! Average cost is 8 cents per gallon after purchasing the system and 5 cents per gallon after replacing the cartridge
Lasts 1 year on average for a family of 4
Your Health and Your Family's Health Matters
New Wave Enviro Products was granted a Use Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on 3/6/2001 after 3 years of careful review. Since that time consumers have purchased tens of thousands of filters and New Wave Enviro has proudly maintained the quality and performance levels during that time.
Over the past few years New Wave Enviro has become increasingly concerned about the follow through and detection capability of Government agencies charged with helping consumers receive safe water.
In addition, their concern for their customer's safety in terms of inorganic arsenic found in water throughout the United States and the likely understating of minimum levels for consumer safety has resulted in the first major change in their 10 Stage resin make up. They have worked closely with BWT Barrier, a private company led by chemical engineers to have a cartridge designed that would address these problems and still address other major water issues. The uniquely designed and manufactured encapsulated resins give them the opportunity to forcibly address current water issues.
Breakdown of Cartridge
- 50 Micron Pad- Traps larger solids such as a rust.
- Silver-impregnated Activated Carbon (Acid Washed)- Removes cancer causing organic contaminants and creates a bacteriostatic environment.
- Cation Exchange Resin in H+ Form & Cation Exchange Resin in Na+ Form- Removes heavy metals such as copper, mercury and lead; which can cause permanent damage especially to children.
- Anion Exchange Resin & Inorganic Component- Removes phosphate and sulphate anions that can interfere with effective removal of arsenic. Removes inorganic arsenic which is associated with the increased risk of skin, bladder, lung, kidney and prostate cancer. Iron oxide and hydroxide for removal of arsenic. Improves the ability of arsenic removal.
- Activated Carbon (non-washed) & Activated Carbon (washed)- Removes chlorine, chlorine taste and odor, TTHM's, pesticides, herbicides and many other organic pollutants associated with cancer and adverse reproductive outcomes.
- Ion Exchange Fibers- More protection against heavy metals e.g. copper, mercury and lead.
- 5 Micron Pad- Polishing filter for sparkling clarity.
Is the 10 Stage BPA Free?
Yes. All plastic for the 10 Stage Water Filter and the 10 Stage Replacement cartridges is made from BPA Free and phthalate-free polypropylene.
How often does the filter cartridge need to be replaced?
The 10 Stage Water Filter will provide clean, healthy, great-tasting water for a family of four typically for 1 year (approximately 1500 gallons). This includes water for drinking, for cooking, for cleaning vegetables, etc.If there are only 1 or 2 users of the 10 Stage, as long as the water still smells and tastes fine, it is possible to use the filter for up to 18 months. The filter should not be used any longer than this, however, as it is possible that as some of the filter media ages, it can deteriorate enough that it can begin to release the contaminants, in high concentrations, that it has already filtered. It is important to note, though, that the life of the filter can be limited by the water quality in your area, especially in areas whose tap water has high amounts of sediment.
There is work being done on the water pipes in my area. Can this affect the life of my 10 Stage filter?
Whether your municipality is replacing large water pipes in your neighborhood or the maintenance team at your complex is working on the building's pipes, this work can loosen sediment that can then be seen and/or tasted in your tap water. The great news is that you have a 10 Stage filter that will protect you from this debris! However, it is possible that this extra "gunk" can clog your filter, thus shortening the filter's life. Enviro Products recommends that, either during or after any water pipe work in your area, if any significant slowing of your water flow from the 10 Stage occurs, that you replace your cartridge.
How do I attach the 10 Stage to my faucet?
The 10 Stage Water Filter System sits on your countertop and has a white tube that leads from the 10 Stage to your faucet. At the end of this tube is a metal (silver) mechanism called a diverter valve (aptly named, as it diverts your tap water to your 10 Stage). The diverter valve attaches to any standard faucet. You just unscrew the aerator (the screen at the end of your faucet) from your faucet. Then, simply screw on the diverter valve (an adapter for male to female threads has also been provided, if necessary). It is that easy!
When you turn on your faucet, tap water will come out as normal. If you wish to get filtered water, simply pull out the pin on the diverter valve and the water will then run through the filter, providing you clean, delicious water from the filter spigot. DO NOT PUSH THE PIN BACK IN WHILE THE WATER IS STILL RUNNING (this can break the mechanism). When done, Just turn off the water at the faucet as you would normally do. The pin on the diverter valve is spring loaded and will automatically return on its own when the water flow is terminated. When you turn your water back on, it will come through your faucet as normal again.
I have a sprayer faucet. How do I connect my 10 Stage?
At this point in time, New Wave has not been able to provide an adapter for the varying depths of a sprayer faucet aerator and, therefore, standard installation may not an option. However, an Enviro Conversion Kit can be purchased separately that will allow for an under sink mounting that will then tap directly into your cold water line (note: a plumber must do this installation). The conversion kit also comes with a beautiful brushed nickel faucet that will be on the side of your sink where a side sprayer would have been to provide you your filtered water.
Can I mount the 10 Stage under my sink?
Yes! An Enviro Conversion Kit can be purchased separately that will allow for an under sink mounting that will then tap directly into your cold water line (note: a plumber must do this installation). The conversion kit also comes with a beautiful brushed nickel faucet that will be on the side of your sink where a side sprayer would have been to provide you your filtered water.
Can I use hot water with my 10 Stage Water Filter?
The 10 Stage Water Filter is for use with cold water only. The reason for this is that the filter contains 2 stages of carbon filtration and carbon deteriorates with exposure to hot water. If you run hot water through the 10 Stage Water Filter, it will dramatically shorten the life of the filter and may even, if enough hot water passes though, destroy the 10 Stage's filtering ability. However, please do not worry if hot water passes inadvertently through the filter for only a brief period. A second or two of exposure will not cause any damage.
The pin on my diverter valve no longer returns to the closed position on its own.
If your 10 Stage Water filter is new, the diverter valve pin may simply need a little lubrication. If you look down into the top of the diverter valve, you will see a small hole. Place 1 or 2 drops only of cooking oil into this hole and then very gently pull the pin in and out a couple of times. Once you reattach the diverter valve to your faucet, it should work normally. However, should the problem persist, please contact one of New Wave Enviro Products' customer service staff at (800) 592-8371 to assist you.
If you have had your 10 Stage Water Filter for some time (many months or years), the most common culprit is mineral deposits. Unscrew your diverter valve from your faucet (it can stay attached to the tubing, however) and place it in equal parts hot water and vinegar. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, if you look down into the top of the diverter valve, you will see a small hole. Place 1 or 2 drops only of cooking oil into this hole and then very gently pull the pin in and out a couple of times. Once you reattach the diverter valve to your faucet, it should work normally.
I am getting water from both the faucet and the filter spigot.
This is an indication that the diverter valve is not working properly.
If your 10 Stage Water filter is new, the diverter valve pin may simply need a little lubrication. If you look down into the top of the diverter valve, you will see a small hole. Place 1 or 2 drops only of cooking oil into this hole and then very gently pull the pin in and out a couple of times. Once you reattach the diverter valve to your faucet, it should work normally.
I need to replace my filter cartridge. How do I open the housing?
About 2/3 of the way down the housing you will see where the base and the top portion of the housing meet. Turn the housing canister upside down so that the bottom of the housing is pointing up. Now, simply unscrew the base of the housing from the top portion just like you would a lid off of a jar (counter clockwise).
Tip: If the base won't budge, chances are good you have mineral deposits that have built up on the threads. To solve this issue, all you need to do is soak the housing in a hot water and vinegar solution. This can be done in your sink or a bowl, whatever is most convenient for you. You only need enough water to cover where the base and top of the housing meet. The water does not need to be boiling, but it does need to be hot (your hottest tap water should be sufficient). Then, add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar. Let the housing soak for no longer than 15 minutes (this is very important, for if the housing cools down, you will need to start the soak all over again). You may need to repeat the soak a couple of times, but this should do the trick.
My new replacement cartridge looks different from the previous cartridge I have.
If you have a cartridge that is all white or cannot see multiple layers, you have a filter that is not the 10 Stage Replacement Cartridge. A filter that looks like it is covered in a white mesh is most likely our Fresh Water Works replacement filter. This filter will fit in your 10 Stage housing, but is a 1 stage filter and is not as comprehensive of a filter as the 10 Stage.
If you have a filter that has layers, but the plastic cartridge looks different, odds are you have the right filter! Just be sure the replacement cartridge box says "10 Stage" on it. It is common for the plastic shell of the cartridge to be slightly different in shape and /or color from cartridge change to cartridge change. Regardless of these differences, the cartridge will still fit in your 10 Stage housing and will filter just as well as your previous cartridge.
It is also important to note that the replacement filter layers can appear to be different sizes than the ones in the filter you are removing. Remember, your old filter cartridge has been wet for a year and many of the layers have expanded with moisture. Layers can also be crooked or slanted and the filter will work just fine.
I just replaced my cartridge and there is no water coming out.
It can take 30 seconds for the water to flow through the filter the first time. You will also hear some gurgling during this time. If you have waited this long, however, and still no water is coming out of the spigot, odds are good that your filter cartridge is in upside down. There will be one end of the cartridge that has a ring of small cut out squares. This end should be pointing at the ceiling once your 10 Stage is all re-assembled and sitting again on your counter. Of course, if you have the 10 Stage mounted underneath your sink, the 10 Stage is upside down and, in this case, the ring of small cut out squares will be pointing at the ground. Please check that the cartridge is in properly.
I just replaced my cartridge and the water tastes strange.
It can take 30 seconds for the water to flow through the filter the first time. You will also hear some gurgling during this time. If you have waited this long, however, and still no water is coming out of the spigot, odds are good that your filter cartridge is in upside down. There will be one end of the cartridge that has KDF-55 (the gold media). This end should be pointing at the ceiling once your 10 Stage is all re-assembled and sitting again on your counter. Of course, if you have the 10 Stage mounted underneath your sink, the 10 Stage is upside down and, in this case, the end of the cartridge with the Gold, KDF will be pointing at the ground.
I just installed my system/replaced my cartridge and my water is black.
The most common reason for this is that the cartridge was inserted upside down. There will be one end of the cartridge that has KDF-55 (the gold media). This end should be pointing at the ceiling once your 10 Stage is all re-assembled and sitting again on your counter. Of course, if you have the 10 Stage mounted underneath your sink, the 10 Stage is upside down and, in this case, KDF-55 (gold media) will be pointing at the ground.
I just installed my system/replaced my cartridge and I have a drip/leak from the filter spigot after I turn off the water.
As the filter media gets wet for the first time, it begins to expand and settle. This can cause a pressure release that leads to a drip or leak from the filter spigot. This drip will continue to diminish over the next few days and then will stop completely.
I have a drip/leak from the input/output connections.
The first thing you want to do is check around the area make sure there are no hairline cracks. If no hairline cracks are visible, tighten the fittings by turning them to the right.
I have a drip/leak from where the base and the top of the 10 Stage housing screw together.
The first thing you want to do is check around the area to make sure there are no hairline cracks. If no hairline cracks are visible, it is most likely that the filter has not closed far enough. In this case there are some different solutions to try:
Ensure the thin, black O-ring is present and sits flush in the channel just below the threads on the larger half of the housing.
Attempt to screw the housing pieces tighter together. If you feel you have I tightened as far as you can and it won't go any further, apply a smear of Vaseline (or any kind of lubricant such as coconut oil if preferred) to the threads. This will allow the threads to move more easily and may give that extra fraction of a turn that will tighten the housing completely. The petroleum jelly will also help seal the housing and help prevent mineral deposits from developing between cartridge changes and can make it easier to get your housing open again.
If you have applied the petroleum jelly and are still getting the leak, especially after a cartridge change, please remove the cartridge from the housing. Make sure there is not an old gasket from the previous cartridge still in the housing as it will prevent it from closing completely. Use only the gasket(s) which come with your new cartridge.
My filter will be unused for a while. How should I store it?
If you will simply be away for a few days, there is no need to remove and store your filter. However, if you will be traveling for weeks or longer, or your filter is in use at a vacation home, when you leave, we recommend removing the 10 Stage filter cartridge from the housing, placing it in a sealed plastic baggie (be sure to get all of the air out) and storing it in a refrigerator.
Does the 10 Stage remove fluoride?
Fluoride can be removed with reverse osmosis, distilling or with activated aluminum. The 10 Stage does not contain activated aluminum, as it tends to dump in high concentrations of aluminum. Enviro Products has also chosen not to use activated aluminum due to the link between aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease. Reverse osmosis is the better option, but it, too, has limitations: it takes 2-3 gallons of tap water to make 1 gallon of R.O. water; also, reverse osmosis removes everything from the water, including good minerals. Persons whose primary source of drinking water is R.O. water will need to add mineral supplements back into their diet.
Does the housing for the 10 Stage filter need to be replaced?
New Wave Enviro recommends the housing on an undercounter unit be replaced about every six years. The countertop unit is recommended replacement after ten years. Replacement recommendations are based on normal use and water pressure.
About New Wave Enviro
New Wave is a family-owned company based in sunny Colorado. Enviro Products are designed to inspire and support healthy, active living. Since 1993 their complete line of Enviro Filters, Reusable Water bottles, and Litter Free Lunch products have been available at Health, Natural Food, and Supplement stores around the world.
As parents, students, artists, athletes, world-travelers, and 9-5-ers, they base their designs on their own experiences. And they've found there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the everyday challenges associated with water filtration, hydration, and food storage.
Thus, all of their products come in a wide range of sizes and styles. New Wave Enviro bottles and food containers are made from the highest quality BPA-Free plastic, #304 grade stainless steel, and high-grade borosilicate glass. Their filtration family ensures you are drinking, showering, and bathing in clean, chlorine and contaminate free water: whether you're back country camping, living in a dorm room, or just a fan of having high-quality fresh water on demand at your kitchen sink, we have you covered. New Wave Enviro shower and bath filters are designed to keep your skin and hair feeling great, naturally.
New Wave Enviro believes that the key to making the healthy choice the easy choice is CHOICE.