You might not understand this, however the filter in your water pitcher could also be a supply of contamination. LARQ, a world hydration model and the creators of the world’s first self-cleaning bottle are on a mission to vary that with their subsequent product they’re launching this summer time, the LARQ Pitcher.
LARQ’s reusable water bottles and the model’s new pitcher make the most of a patented know-how. “PureVis, has been around for decades: using mercury lamps to generate UV-C light to clean surfaces like they do in hospitals and purify water in large city treatment plants. We scaled this technology down to a safer, mercury-free alternative that has all of the same purifying power packed into a microchip, the PureVis UV-C LED, so consumers can easily purify water on the go,” explains Justin Wang, LARQ’s CEO and co-founder. “We’re excited to be introducing a new product to our collection this summer. It’s the first multi-stage water pitcher for the Smart Home.”
In addition to the PureVis know-how that destroys bio-contaminants on the molecular stage, together with viruses and mould, the pitcher may have two completely different filter choices—Essential and Advanced. Both filters are carbon-derived and comprised of plant-based sources. The Essential filter removes, chlorine, VOCs, and different contaminants to ship wholesome and scrumptious tasting water. The Advanced filter does the identical because the Essential filter, but in addition removes lead and reduces laborious water ranges. Wang tells me that no different water pitcher in the marketplace does what LARQ can do and that’s due to the model’s innovation and customer-centric strategy to fixing issues.
“Traditional pitcher filters remove chlorine to improve taste, trapping and collecting unwanted pollutants. As with anything damp and room temperature, the filter medium quickly begins to grow bacteria and mold, in most cases in as little as two-weeks after use,” Wang tells me after I ask how conventional filters can contaminate our consuming water. “This process makes the filter itself a source of contamination. It should also be noted that microbial contamination has been detected in freshly manufactured, unused filters. The shortcomings of existing countertop water filtration systems leave the consumer with the unacceptable dilemma of choosing between consuming the chemicals present in their unfiltered water or exposing their families to the risk of microbial contamination.”
Each LARQ Pitcher additionally features a sensor that enhances the buyer expertise by offering customers with data and information on their family’s hydration habits. “Not only can you use it to keep hydrated, but you can also sync it with the LARQ App to see information about your local water quality and get intelligent filter replacement recommendations based on your personal hydration patterns, not some arbitrary ‘average’ timeframe,” explains Wang. Since water qualities fluctuate from state-to-state and even inside every state resulting from water remedy crops are sometimes run by a neighborhood municipality, Wang tells me that data is essential.
“The legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years, so checking your local supply is especially relevant. Through the app or online, you gain access to our comprehensive water quality database to learn about what’s really in your local supply and see which filter type is recommended for you.” In talking with Wang, he tells me that on an annual foundation there are anyplace between 4-5 thousand “boil water” alerts throughout the U.S. “Clean water that you can trust is so important, so we spared no expense in making sure that our purification process was lab-tested to the highest standards (NSF/ANSI 42 & 53), and proven to be effective against a range of pollutants, including lead, chlorine, mercury, VOCs, cadmium, bacteria, and viruses. While our bottles are a great choice for water on-the-go, the LARQ Pitcher takes countertop filtration one step further by going beyond filtration with PureVis to eliminate bio-contaminants in addition to pollutants like heavy metals, micro-plastics, and more.”
Wang tells me that as LARQ grows and evolves as a model they aren’t solely dedicated to bringing their prospects 360-degree sustainable hydration options, but in addition supporting non-profits with comparable targets. “We are proud partners of 1% for the Planet, supporting non-profits that help provide innovative and sustainable solutions in water scarcity and contamination, like Well Aware in East Africa and 501CTHREE in the U.S., as well as organizations that help advocate for a world free of plastic pollution, like the Plastic Pollution Coalition,” Wang says. “Last year alone, we helped clean up one million ocean-bound single-use plastic water bottles and are delighted to have provided lasting clean water facilities for more than 2,000 people in East Africa. One step at a time, we’re helping to make a change for the better.”
As far as what people can count on from LARQ sooner or later, Wang tells me that they are going to undoubtedly be sticking to fixing points round water, however to count on improvements from the model for the house, well being, and health areas as properly. “We like to look to our community of early adopters and thought leaders for feedback on what they’re looking for, solving for their needs,” states Wang. The model has plans to make refined modifications to their present bottle line as much as meet the wants of their buyer base. “We believe that there are still a lot of opportunities where LARQ can continue to design products that provide a sustainable and better experience to the hydration world.”