Ceramic filters provide very fine filtration, and are recommended for microbiologically unsafe water. With a .5 to .9 micron rating, ceramic filters are effective for filtering bacteria (including E.coli), cysts and sediment. The ceramic material can be cleaned many times with a plastic brush, extending the life of the filter.
Ceramic, when combined with silver impregnated carbon is called sterasyl. Some models of ceramic sterasyl are called “candles” because they resemble a candle in shape. Ceramic sterasyl is one solution for cottages where electricity is not available.
Ceramic water filters including those offered by Doulton have been available in Canada since World War II and are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation [N.S.F] under Standards 53 and 42 for specified products.
Note: This item is heavy. Shipping and handling is included to most major Canadian centres. If you live in a particularily rural or remote area, additional S&H may be required.
Need replacement filters? Additional ceramic candle filters are available separately.