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For new construction, the systems, or head assemblies only, can be installed as part of the general plumbing order (at the time kitchens are installed). 

For existing buildings, the systems are simple to install, and we would expect building personnel can handle installs easily. (Depending on expertise, you can also DIY or leave the install to a plumber.)

Head assemblies contain built-in shut-off valves.
 When a cartridge is removed, the twisting-out motion closes the valve so no water flows through the head.  Inserting a new cartridge reopens the valve.  No external valves are required during installation, nor are any required to be activated during cartridge replacement.

Cartridges are removed or installed in less than a minute, requiring no tools.

No separate faucet is required to access filtered water. The filters are "full-flow" in-line systems, accommodating more than the entire cold water flow (2 gpm) of a 3/8" line.

Either filtration system - the XB7000 or XL7000 - is NSF-certified to deliver an amount of filtered water far exceeding what an average family of four in one year would normally use at the kitchen sink for all cold water purposes.  See Performance Data Sheet for details.

A bypass plug mimics the insertion of a filtration cartridge and allows tap water to run unimpeded through the head installed in the cold water line. A plug is supplied at no charge for every head.  When it is time to activate the filter, the plug is removed and replaced by the filter cartridge.  If at any time and for any reason a resident preferred tap water to filtered, then the plug can simply be left in place (or inserted in place of the cartridge).  The filter head assembly, with the bypass plug in place, changes nothing in the delivery of tap water.

Residents can order directly from BETTER WATERS.  We can also supply replacement cartridges to the building to have on hand for residents to purchase.  Both options can coexist.  Filters are shipped from our next-day zone fulfillment center.

During the order process (or at any later date), customers can set up an email reminder for their preferred replacement schedule. We suggest intervals of once or twice annually.  There is no cause for concern if a cartridge remains in place for more than a year - the cartridges take out bacteria if there is any - but replacement protocol is generally at intervals not exceeding one year.  We send out individual reminders electronically.

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