List of Residential Drinking Water Filters/ Treatment Systems


The water has been treated and is safe for consumption according to SYABAS. Installing water filters at home can further reduce the contaminants in your drinking water. Filtering system manufacturers may test their own products, but a water filter isn't certified to remove contaminants unless it has been tested by an independent organization like NSF International or the Water Quality Association. Both have databases that consumers can easily search to learn more about the reliability of specific models. WQA Product Certification Areas.

In my opinion, first of all you should look for a filtration system that remove dangerous contaminants in which the quality of the water can be tested and reported. Other additional features stated by the manufacturer to improve health such as alkaline water, energy conversion/ stabilizer to break down water molecules for better absorption, increase oxygen content, etc. are yet to be proven to be effective. Consumers also look for convenience for example a system with hot and cold water dispenser, UV technology to kill bacteria so you don't have to boil the water and maintenance.

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  • 3M | Carbon block (0.5 micron) | Website.
  1. DWS2500T-CN | Undersink | NSF 42, 53 | RM2828 | 2 Cartridges: PFS2500-C-CN and DWS2500C-CN | stylish faucet with LED indicator and smart indicator to replace cartridge.
  2. DWS1000 | RM1988 (Lazada) | Under sink | NSF 42, 53 | from USA | 2 cartridges (AP-DWS80/90) every 2365L or 6 months RM580 per set (HomePro)
  3. CTM-02 | Counter top | RM932 | 1 cartridge (C-Complete) at RM303 every 2839L | NSF 42, 53
  4. CTM-01 | Counter top | RM370 | Tested in accordance but not certified by NSF | 1 Cartridge: C-CTM-01 every 4000L
  • Aquaphor | aquaphor.com.my - Cystal Eco | 8000L (1 year) | NSF 58 | from Russia | fibrous material (Aqualen), Carbfiber block (CFB), Hollow Fibers (0.1 micron)
  • Aquasana | 3 stages, carbon, sub-micron mechanical filtration & ion exhange | NSF 42, 53, 401 & WQA | from USA
  1. AQ4000 | RM799 (Waterborn, with installation) | Website | Counter top | cartridge capacity: 1892L (500 gallons) or 6 months at RM320 |
  2. AQ5300 | Under counter | RM899 (11street) 
  • Amway e-Spring 10188 | RM3-4K | Website | Counter top | from USA | NSF 42, 53, 55 and WQA | cartridge every 5000L (1 year) RM730 (11 Street) - UV light to destroy bacteria, activated carbon block (0.2 micron)
  • Bio Pure Elken | Price at 2013: K100 RM2339, K200 RM3499, K300 RM5149 | RO system down to 0.0001 micron
  • Coway Villaem (CHP-08AR) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purifier | Website | Counter top | from Korea | Certified by WQA using NSF 58 | RM3800 (buy) or RM125 monthly rental - reverse osmosis(RO), carbon and ceramic filtering
  • Cuckoo Water Purifier | Korea | Website | Carbon, Nano Positive Filter | Plan from "RM130X 18 months= RM2340" to "RM60 X 84 months= RM5040" 
  • Diamond Health Water Treatment Unit - Models: Classic N3000, Diamond Coral, G1500-1800-2000, Home Nature 6, Home Spring | WQA (using NSF/ANSI 53) - Reduction Claims: Turbidity, VOC (as chloroform). Technology: ceramic, activated carbon, metal ion converter, natural magnetic stones (alkaline), Energy Conversion Technology (breaks water molecules into smallest clusters). Diamond Classic N3000 price: RM550 (one time payment) and RM89 monthly for 3 years.
  • Enagic Kangen Water | Anti-bacterial Granular, Activated Charcoal and Sulfurous Acidic Calcium, Water Ionization | Certified by WQA using NSF 42, 372, 18 and CSA B483.1
  • Kent RO | NSF 58 | Website | from India | Hot/cold dispenser (RM2200), Kent Grand Plus Water Filter And Purifier by RO + UV + UF With Minerals (best seller- at RM1200)
  • Puregen | Website | Korea | Magic Drinking System with hot/cold dispenser | Ceramic, Carbon, Ultra Filter (0.01 micron)


Ref: syabas.com.my, en.wikipedia.org, wellnessmama.com, consumersearch.com

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