The Aqua-Pureand#174; AP Easy Complete Water Filter Replacement Cartridge helps to reduce contaminants including chlorine taste and odor, particulate, lead, mercury, asbestos, and parasitic protozoan cysts. Filtered drinking water is an economical alternative to bottled drinking water. AquaPureand#174; water filter cartridges are manufactured by 3M Purification Inc., formerly CUNO Incorporated. It is for use with the Aqua-Pure Complete Drinking Water Filtration System.If the water supply is unsafe or of unknown quality, filtration should be done in conjunction with disinfection. Filters perform as long as six months between changes. The filter replacement cartridge has a temperature range of 40-100and#176;F (4.4-37.8and#176;C), a pressure range of 25-125 psi (172-862 kPa), and a flow rate of 0.75 gallons (2.8 liters) per minute. The filter should be replaced dependant on water quality or at a minimum of every six months.Replacement filter cartridges for plug-in type drinking water filter systems help provide cleaner, clearer drinking water. Many consumers and restaurants find the tap water produced through a filter is a convenient, economical alternative to bottled water. A cartridge filter system, depending on the type of filter material, may reduce chemicals (lead, mercury, asbestos, chlorine), particulate, and parasitic protozoan cysts. If the water is known or suspected to be unsafe, a filtration system should be accompanied by a purification/disinfection system.For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customersand#8217; lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. 3M Purification Inc. (formerly CUNO Incorporated), provides filtration and separation solutions for food service, science labs, residential, marine, and other applications. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value.