Marmon's New System Removes #Lead from #DrinkingWater in Schools

Category: Investment, Water

ST. PAUL, Minn. - April 29, 2016 ( Marmon Water, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is introducing a Safe Fountain System to remove lead and other contaminants from drinking fountains in schools and public/industrial buildings. The new product line from EcoWater Systems® ensures clean, safe, and good tasting water, even in the case of boil water alerts.

Lead and other contaminants in drinking water is an issue nationwide. While much has been said about lead coming from municipal water systems due to old lead pipes in the streets, problems can also exist in homes and buildings built before the early 1990s that used high-content lead in copper piping and lead solder and, to an even greater extent, in pre-1960s homes and buildings where lead pipes were routinely used. Even if a municipality addresses lead problems related to old pipes in the streets, issues may still be present in the home.

Concerns are based on lead's significant effect on the brain and central nervous system. High lead levels have the greatest impact on fetuses, infants, and children under six years old, potentially causing learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and other medical conditions. In addition, high levels of lead in adults may contribute to medical problems including high blood pressure and diabetes.

EcoWater's new Safe Fountain System uses National Science Foundation-certified lead, bacteria, virus, cyst, and chemical reduction cartridges to ensure the quality of water just before it is consumed from the fountain. Systems come equipped with a range of safety features including real-time Wi-Fi monitoring, automatic shutoff, tamper-proof stainless steel housings, and braided water line connectors, giving users peace of mind. EcoWater's nationwide network of water treatment professionals monitor usage and perform routine maintenance and cartridge replacement as necessary.

EcoWater also offers NSF-certified microbiological drinking water purification systems as well as a complete line of similarly certified reverse osmosis drinking water systems and a host of other filtration systems for home and/or business applications that also reduce lead and other contaminants from the water supply.

About EcoWater Systems®

EcoWater Systems® is a Marmon Water/Berkshire Hathaway company. Since 1925, EcoWater Systems has been dedicated to offering quality, innovative, eco-friendly water systems for residential and commercial applications. EcoWater is one of the largest manufacturers of home water treatment systems, which are sold under the EcoWater name through an extensive international dealer network, as well as brands available from leading retailers. EcoWater's Professional Products group manufactures and services commercial water treatment systems for industry. For more information, visit

About Marmon Water, Inc.

Marmon Water, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, consists of leading producers of water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, and industrial applications worldwide. Marmon Water is a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings, a global, diversified industrial organization comprising about 185 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Marmon Holdings' revenues totaled about $8 billion in 2015. For more information, visit


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