Fresh Filtered Water on Tap

The benefits of filtered water for children

After the long summer holidays many parents are relieved to hear the school bell! But for many, ‘Back to School’ means back to searching for healthy ideas for school lunches and back to trying to get children to drink enough water during the day. And with heat waves affecting much of Australia, it’s especially important to keep young children hydrated.

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The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend drinking plenty of water and choosing plain water above other drinks, especially for children. Yet according to a 2017 NSW Government health report, nearly one in two children regularly drink sweetened drinks.

The report also revealed that almost two in three children drink four or more cups of water daily. Yet about one in 25 children drink one cup or less of water a day.

According to the report,

“The Nutrient reference values for Australia and New Zealand recommend a daily fluid intake between 1.2 litres and 1.9 litres for children (depending on age and sex), with the majority of this intake consisting of plain water.

However, too many children aren’t making water their drink. Only about 2 in 3 children (65.1%) drink 4 or more cups of water a day (1 litre or more), which suggests that too many children are choosing other, less healthy options.”

This research has sparked a number of initiatives that focus on creating a healthy water habit, including Finish with the Right Stuff – a program launched by NSW Health to encourage children participating in community sport to eat healthily and finish with water. And Make Healthy Normal, another NSW initiative, aims at creating healthy habits, including healthy recipes and choosing water as a drink of choice.

Filtered water direct from your kitchen tap

filling glass filtered waterHowever, there is a simple way to encourage children to drink more water and it involves your kitchen tap!

In Australia, we are lucky to have safe drinking water in our homes. But the trouble with tap water is that it often tastes of chlorine. Of course, we need chlorine to treat the water and guarantee that it’s safe to drink. But there’s an easy way to eliminate the taste by simply installing a water filtration system in your kitchen.

Many WFA customers have found that their children tend to drink more water once a water filter system is installed, largely because the taste of the chlorine is taken away.

With a WFA inline water filter, children can fill their own water bottles directly from the cold water tap. The water flow is four times faster than other filters so it’s just like filling it from your regular tap.

Of course, WFA water filter systems remove far more than chlorine but it’s the taste that makes all the difference. Filtered water just tastes better so your kids will want to drink more water.

Filtered water is good for teeth

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There’s a current trend of choosing bottled water instead of tap water but bottled water does not contain fluoride.

And did you know that drinking fluoride-free bottled water is contributing to half of all Australian children suffering tooth decay by the age of six?

Our WFA water filter systems take out potential ‘nasties’ but leave the fluoride in. Fluoride is important for the health of your teeth so if you are drinking filtered water it will mean less family trips to the dentist!

child-drinks-waterHow do you I get my child to drink more water?

We’ve put together some ideas on how to get your children to drink more water. But the first step is to install a WFA water filter system. At less than one cent a litre it’s not only good for your family’s health, it’s easy on your wallet too!

Browse our online store today or contact our friendly customer service team to discuss a water filter system to suit all the family.

Inline Water Filter System

  • No separate tap or drilling required!
  • Can be easily and quickly fitted into any new or existing cold-water pipe
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Dedicated Filter Tap

  • Twice the capacity of standard half micron filter cartridges and are certified for 5,600 litres,
  • Can be mounted either vertically or horizontally
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Hot/cold Ambient Water Filter

  • Both instant filtered steaming hot and ambient cold water from the same two-way mixer tap
  • Cheaper and faster than boiling a kettle
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Three-way Mixer Tap

  • Hot, ambient cold and filtered water all seamlessly delivered from the one tap
  • Contemporary style to complement your kitchen’s decor
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Vanity Water Filters

  • Compact size (space required 335mm x 225mm)
  • Can be fitted either vertically or horizontally under any bathroom sink unit
  • Works with your existing tap
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Replacement Cartridges

  • Premium WFA12 cartridges
  • Everpure manufactured Platinum filter cartridges
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Buy Water Filter Systems & Water Filters Online

Looking for a water filter system? Our high quality, independently WaterMark approved water filter systems are easy for you to install, use and change. With nearly 20 years in the water filter business, WFA is proudly Australian with a wealth of knowledge ready to share with you.

Whether you prefer an Inline water filter system which attaches to your existing tap for fast flowing filtered water all the time or a separate dedicated water filter tap for filtered water only when you want it, WFA has the best quality water filter for you and your family.

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$219 | Inline Water Filter System

  • No separate tap or drilling needed
  • Connects inline to cold-water hose
  • No plumber needed
  • 4x faster than traditional systems
  • Lasts a family of 4 for 1 year
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$159 | Bathroom Vanity Filter System

  • Compact for en-suite bathrooms
  • Space required 335mm x 225mm
  • Mounts vertically or horizontally
  • Works with your existing tap
  • Protects tap from limescale buildup
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$849 | WFA Duo Hot & Cold Filter System

  • Ideal for instantaneous tea or coffee
  • Cheaper & faster than boiling a kettle
  • Use for blanching vegetables
  • Very compact fits under kitchen sink
  • Dual faucet with child safety lever
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