The Franke FRXS2 water filtration system addresses an ever-growing need for clean water in the home. A simple installation makes it easy to forego carrying and storing bulky store-bought water containers and wasting plastic. The filter removes contaminates and bacteria as small as 0.5 microns in size, which is 1/100th of the diameter of a human hair. Unlike other filter systems the FRXS2 system does not remove beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium from the water, retaining the benefits of drinking clean water. There is no chemical treatment necessary, and the filters should be replaced every 6 - 12 months.