Protecting health by keeping drinking water clean

Water plays a critical role in the safe and healthy management of our lives. It helps cool and heat buildings, suppress fires, sanitize dishes and power life-saving treatments like dialysis. 

But along the way, the water used to perform these functions can pick up pollutants, grease, sediments and other hazards. To protect human health, we must keep water from these systems out of the drinking water supply and the natural world.

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions is a leading provider of water management systems that allow buildings to use water for multiple purposes without risking contamination. 

  • We offer a full range of Zurn backflow preventers that sit at the junctions between the water supply and any other system — preventing non-potable water from backing up into drinking water. Whether it’s a low-hazard application, like a connection to a beverage dispenser, or a high-hazard application like a connection to a medical system, we’ve got a device to suit the circumstances.

  • We’ve enhanced our backflow preventers with connected technology that collects and analyzes data and reports the results to a mobile or web interface, where building owners can monitor performance and predict maintenance needs.

  • Zurn interceptor products keep grease, oil and solids out of a building’s pipes and sewer discharges. These products help businesses like restaurants, car washes, auto repair shops and other facilities keep fat, grease, oil and other waste out of the public sewage system, protecting sewage treatment plants that are vital for maintaining healthy communities.

  • Our Elkay drinking water solutions are tested and certified to NSF/ANSI 42 and 53 for the reduction of harmful contaminants. This is important because many contaminants, such as lead, can’t be detected through sight, smell or taste. Elkay water filters give users the confidence of cleaner, healthier drinking water wherever it’s needed. 

Effective water management can help avoid contamination and prevent most water-borne illnesses. That’s why water safety has been a core part of Zurn Elkay Water Solutions’ mission for the past 120 years.

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