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System 3008

Bottled water quality (0.5 micron) filtration for applications up to 2 GPM:  standard-flow showers, tapping off risers etc.

Please note:  For complete filtration of a shower or similar you will need two systems, one each for hot and cold.  Hot and cold water supplies must be filtered and thereafter directed separately.  The hot and cold filters are identical in construction. 

For flow rates higher than the max flow rate per system, the solution is to manifold two or more of each (hot and/or cold).

The high-flow carbon block cartridge used in Better Waters System 3008 offers extremely low pressure drop and maintains efficiency for optimal chlorine taste & odor reduction.

What does it take out?

  • Chlorine, Chloramines, Chlorine Taste and Odor
  • 0.5 micron filtration: Near total reduction of cysts (including Cryptosporidium, Giardia, etc), oxidized iron, manganese and sulfides, asbestos fibers


  • Heavy duty 316L stainless steel construction for maximum durability
  • 0.5 micron granular activated carbon cartridge
  • Ideal for faucets supplied from hot risers
  • Commercial and industrial applications
  • Designed for high temperature and high pressure applications
  • Ring nut closure for quick cartridge change outs
  • Spring loaded knife edge seal provides positive sealing for variable length cartridges
  • Mounting bracket kit included for easy installation
  • Numerous gasket options for compatibility with most fluids

Additional applications:

  • Water Chemicals
  • Food & Beverage Electronics
  • Oil Inks / Paints / Coatings
  • Coolants Pulp & Paper

Specifications & Operating Parameters:

  • Maximum Operating Pressure: 300 psig (20.7 bar)
  • Maximum Temperature:  180°F (82°C)
  • Maximum Flow rate: 2 gpm (7.5 lpm)
  • Cartridge dimensions: 9 3/4" L x 2 7⁄8" Dia.
  • System dimensions: 23-9/16" L x 3.5" Dia.
  • Inlet /Outlet: 3/4" FNPT
  • Drain: 1/8" NPT Plug
  • Gaskets: Buna N (optional: EPR, Viton)
  • Operating temperature range: 40 –180 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Chlorine taste & odor reduction >10,000 g @ 1 gpm
  • Pressure reduction @ flow rate as tested by manufacturer:
    • 4 psi @ 1 gpm
    • 6 psi @ 2 gpm

Actual flow rates depend upon incoming pressure, fluid, viscosity, cartridge type, micron ratings and other factors.


Construction Materials

  • 316L Stainless Steel Head and Shell
  • Bonded PAC filter media 
  • Polypropylene end caps 
  • Polyethylene netting
  • Santoprene® gaskets

WARNING: Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe, or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.  Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.

NOTE: The contaminants or substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily in your water.

NOTE: Performance capacity depends on system design, flow rate and certain other application conditions. Certain states require system registration or certification for health-related reduction claims.

NOTE: A drinking water cartridge may contain carbon fines (very fine black powder). After installation and before using the water, follow the instructions for flushing the cartridge to remove fines.

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Pharmaceutical-grade 0.2-micron membrane filtration. (See below for what this takes out.)

Reduces over 99.99% of water-borne heterotrophic bacteria as tested by 3M and verified by its laboratory.

Can be installed directly into an existing cold water supply to a sink or through a dedicated dispenser.

Estimated cartridge longevity: 12 months.

See below for NSF-certified (Standards 42 and 53) contaminant reduction claims.

Good to know

What it filters

How it works

  • Use of the XL7000 to eliminate bottled water qualifies for a LEED Innovation in Design credit per US Green Building Council Credit Interpretations and Rulings CSv2.0 IDc1.

  • The XL7000 meets the WELL Building Standard for filtered drinking water from the IWBI (International WELL Building Institute).
This product is NSF certified for near total reduction of:

  • Lead
  • Select VOCs
  • Chlorine Taste and Odor
  • Particulates Class I (including rust, manganese, sulfides, and asbestos fibers)
  • Cysts (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia)
Its patented Integrated Membrane Pre-activated Carbon (I.M.P.A.C.T.) technology combines the efficiency of carbon media with the durability of a microporous membrane in a single cartridge. This reduces pressure and increases flow rate, resulting in longer cartridge life.

Built-in shut-off valve inside the head assembly shuts off the water flow when cartridge is removed or not locked in place.


Technical specs & product documentation

Operating pressure
30 -125 psi
Operating temperature
40 - 100°F (4 - 38°C)
4 3/8” (W) x 4 7/8” (D) x 16 1/8” (H)

  • Always allow minimum 2.5" clearance below the installed system to accommodate cartridge replacement.
Note: all filters are designed to operate in municipal water conditions -- which is how most people in the US get their water. If your source of water is a private well, these filters are not what you need. Let us know if you need further assistance on this topic.

See how the XL7000 transforms NYC tap water into bottled quality by removing all compromising water quality factors to undetectable levels

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Ultimate Under-sink Water Filter

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