New Faucet Delivers Filtered Drinking Water Straight from the Tap Save Money, Reduce Plastic Bottle Waste with Filtered Kitchen Faucet from American Standard

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners in search of the best filtered drinking water should look no further than their kitchen sink, according to American Standard, which hopes that its new Streaming Filter Faucet will make great-tasting water easier to enjoy and better for the environment.

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The stylish kitchen faucet offers an easy means of enjoying healthy, filtered drinking water while saving money and reducing disposable plastic bottle waste.  

The simplicity of the system is its secret. American Standard Brands, long a leader in water-conservation technologies, seamlessly integrated an innovative filter system with a contemporary styled single-control kitchen faucet to provide crystal clear, odor-free drinking water for approximately 10 cents per gallon, a savings of more than 90 percent over the cost of bottled water. The result is an eco-savvy faucet that doesn't burden homeowners with the bulky and unsightly aftermarket faucet attachments typically used to filter tap water.

"With so many alternatives available, it is unconscionable that we knowingly litter our streets, clog our landfills and endanger our ocean habitats in a determined quest for clean drinking water, which is readily available in the developed world," said Don Devine, American Standard president and chief executive officer. "Our drinking water is tested daily for safety, so it's a natural choice for health- and cost-conscious consumers who want to do more to help preserve the quality of our environment."

REDUCING PLASTIC BOTTLE WASTE

The company launched its new filtered drinking water faucet based on a growing concern over the mounting ecological issues associated with plastic water bottle waste. Nearly seven out of every 10 plastic water bottles – or roughly 70 percent of the estimated 28 billion plastic water bottles that Americans consume annually – are destined for the landfill, according to a 2008 study by the National Association of PET Container Resources.  

Using the Streaming Filter Faucet can help a family of four reduce their plastic waste by as many as 5,500 bottles per year. Moreover, the ADA-compliant faucet helps homeowners conserve their budget while quenching their desire for clean, filtered water at a fraction of the cost. In fact, people spend from 240 to over 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they typically do for tap water, according to the National Resources Defense Council.

This American Standard filter faucet system offers a modern alternative to the limited volume pitcher-style products that take up valuable refrigerator space, or the costly bottled water delivery services needed for some water cooler systems.  

EASY OPERATION

With the eco-savvy filtered faucet in the "off" position, users simply shift the faucet handle to the right to generate an endless supply of cold filtered water for drinking, rinsing, cooking, or filling a pet's dish with clean, chemical-free water.

Thanks to an innovative dual-access system, homeowners can remove and replace the filter with a simple quarter-turn from either above (by removing the included accessories dish) or below the sink.

The replaceable carbon-based filter effortlessly removes 98 percent of particulates, 97 percent of chlorine, and 99 percent of lead.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

In addition to providing an endless supply of crystal clear filtered water, every faucet is shipped with a reusable, stainless steel water canister so busy homeowners can take great tasting water wherever they go.

With a suggested retail price range of $139$203, the Streaming Filter Faucet is available exclusively online in both polished chrome and stainless steel finishes.  Replacement filters can be easily purchased online for $30 each or $108 for a four-pack.

For more information visit http://www.americanstandard-us.com/filtered-water-faucet/ or call (800) 899-2614.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS

American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. The company is online at www.americanstandard.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/amercanstandard and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/American-Standard-Plumbing.

American Standard® is a registered trademark of American Standard Brands.

Streaming™ Filter Faucet is a trademark of American Standard Brands.

SOURCE American Standard Brands



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