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Made in China is Not How We Got Our Name

by Mark Timmons August 20, 2018 9 Comments
The Water Quality Association ("WQA") is seeking tariff exemptions for Chinese water treatment products that American Water Treatment Dealers are selling. I guess that is all well and good, but as the tariffs apply to US Water Systems, all I can tell you is that our name is US Water Systems, not China Water Systems, and we have been phasing out Chinese products for years. So, while most other Water Dealers, Big Box Stores and Online Retailers are selling you filters and filter housings made in China and fighting for that right, US Water has been busy developing "industry leading" products that are Made in USA, not China. What is amazing to us is that even in China, they prefer products made in the USA! Think about that one for a moment... To date, US Water Systems is now selling the following products online that are all Made in America:
  • Pleated Sediment Filters
  • Reverse Osmosis Membranes
  • Gradient Density Depth Filters
  • Carbon Block Filters
  • Radial Flow Carbon Filters
  • Reverse Osmosis Filter Packs
  • Media Filters
  • 4-1/2" x 10" and 4-1/2" x 20" Filter Housings
  • Water Softener and Backwashing Filter Tanks
Our ultraviolet systems are made in Canada, not China and our carbon is from Sri Lanka (not China) because the World's Very Best coconut shell carbon is from that region. We are also in the process of rolling out water softener and water filter valves and electronics that are all Assembled in the USA. We are attempting to source as many products as possible from American Suppliers in factories we can easily visit and see the quality control. Let the others sell you Chinese-Made Products, if that is what you want, but we will sell American-Made Products because, after-all, that is our name: US Water Systems! Below is the top of our new 4.5" x 20" Housing - Made in the USA! Many people call these "Big Blue" filters, but ours are grey and black and made in America, while all Big Blues I know about are made overseas or in Mexico. Ours also have a Double O-Ring "Posi-Seal" so that all the water goes through the filter - there is no bypass. Made In USA
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May 20, 2019 Kurt woolley

So glad to hear that someone is making good things back in the good Ol’ USA!!!
Can you help,me in finding a replacement USA made filter for GE FXHTC model. Thank you!

Kurt Woolley

May 20, 2019 Mark Timmons

I believe this is it:

It may cost a little more, but it has about twice the carbon as the Asian one.

August 10, 2020 Robert Capps

Mr Timmons:

You mentioned that “…all Big Blues I know about are made overseas or in Mexico.” Does that mean your offered product “US Water Big Blue Double Filtration System 4.5 X 10” is made partly in China? The reason I ask is this: I would like to purchase this dual filter size factor, but with inlet/outlet size of 1" rather than 3/4". But I would ALSO prefer to avoid purchasing products made in China, if possible. If it came down to a choice, I suppose I’d pick your “US Water 4.5 × 10 Dual High Flow Filter System”, the one with the grey housing NOT made in China, even with the smaller inlet/outlet, but as long as the “Big Blue” system is made somewhere other than China, I’d rather go with the larger inlet/outlet size. What do you advise?


August 18, 2020 Mark Timmons

The Blue housings were sell are from Taiwan or China, but all of our grey and black housings are 100% American-Made. They are available in ¾ or 1” – They just are not yet on the website. Until they are, you will have to call in to order.

January 28, 2021 Marcia

Do you have refrigerator replacement filters made in AMERICA?

February 15, 2021 Mark Timmons

Not yet, but we are planning to.

December 28, 2022 Cheryl Smith

Do you make small filters for home water pitchers…if so what brand can I purchase?

December 28, 2022 Mark Timmons

No, we do not. We believe these filters are too small to be effective.

December 28, 2022 Cheryl

Do you make small home water pitcher filters ….if so what brand ?

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