Frequently Asked Questions About Adya Water Filters

What contaminants does the Adya® Water Filter remove?

The Adya Water Filter removes particulates and fine sediment and reduces any microorganism down to 0.2 microns in size, bad odors, tastes, and other organic compounds. 

Combined with Adya Clarity®, the Adya Water Filter reduces over 250 contaminants including pharmaceuticals drugs, agricultural and industrial chemicals, heavy metals, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, and microorganisms to a concentration less than or equal to NSF/EPA permissible standards.

Does the Adya Water Filter System remove fluoride?

When used in conjunction with Adya Clarity®, the Adya Water Filter reduces the concentration of sodium fluoride below the detection limit of EPA method 340.2.

Is the Adya Water Filter System BPA-free?

Yes. The Adya Water Filter is made of food-grade high-density polyethylene (HDPE) #2 BPA-free plastic.

How much water does the Adya Water Filter hold?

The top tank holds 1.3 gallons (5 liters) and the bottom tank holds 2.6 gallons (10 liters). 

What are the dimensions of the Adya Water Filter?

When fully assembled with the bottom base, the Adya Water Filter stand 13" B x 23" H. If you remove the bottom base, it stands 11" B x 18" H.

What type of filters are in the Adya Water Filter System?

The filter in the top tank is composed of highly compressed ceramic with an absolute pore size of 0.2 microns in diameter while most bacteria and protozoa are 0.5 – 1.0 microns in diameter. It's the filter’s first stage of filtration as it traps bacteria, protozoa, particles, and other contaminants from entering the 4-Layer Earth Filter in the bottom tank for further filtration. 

The filter in the bottom tank is composed of four layers of activated carbon, zeolites, silica sand, and ion exchange resin that trap bacteria, protozoa, and other contaminants and help reduce bad odors, tastes, and other compounds.

Activated Carbon
Activated Carbon has been used since ancient times (1200 BC) to purify water. Activated carbon is “activated” by heat and oxygen to create a high surface area that absorbs a broad range of contaminants frequently found in water.

Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals with a unique cage-like structure that makes them useful in many ways, especially in water filters. Their ion-exchange and absorption properties are used to reduce odor and clean heavy metals and other natural compounds from water.

Silica Sand
Silica sand is commonly used in water filters because of its highly absorbent qualities to remove granular contaminants, suspended solids and colloids.

Ion Exchange Resin
In water purification, ion exchange resin is used to remove poisonous and heavy metal ions, replacing them with more harmless ions, such as sodium or potassium.

I just got my new filter. How do I set it up?

Download the Filtration Guide and follow the assembly steps.

My spigot is leaking. What do I do?
  1. Check to see that the spigot and spigot nut aren’t over-tightened, and the silicon rings are correctly aligned on each side of the spigot.
  2. Empty the bottom tank. Dry the silicon rings and the area they attach to on the tank completely, then reattach and tighten; if the silicon rings are even slightly wet it will cause the spigot to leak.
My flow rate is slow. What do I do?

If the filtration system is filtering slower than usual, check to see if it’s time to clean the Adya Micro-Ceramic Filter or if more water is needed in the top tank; because the system is gravity-fed, the more water in the top tank, the faster it will filter.

How often should I clean my filter tanks?

Clean your filter tanks every few months or as often as needed. Wash with warm water and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly.

Where should I store my Adya Water Filter?

Store your filter in a cool, shady place. Don't keep your filter in bright sunlight, since the bright light and warmth helps algae grow. Algae spores are in the air and may be present in your tap water. The blue/green algae most commonly seen is not harmful to your health, and it can be removed from your filter system with a proper cleaning of your system.

How can I remove algae film from my Adya Water Filter?

Clean your Adya Water Filter System thoroughly using mild soap and warm water. Do not clean in Dishwasher.