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Orthos Dissects Xylem-Leopold Presentation

Orthos Dissects Xylem-Leopold Presentation

Stuart Humphries, Orthos Director of Filtration Technology, dissects a 13-slide presentation by Xylem-Leopold containing a multitude of misinformation and other misleading content against nozzle-based, reinforced-concrete, monolithic underdrain filter systems.

Be sure to check out the other blogs mentioned in this video including “Orthos vs Leopold” in which Orthos goes head to head with Leopold for a job in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

In this exchange with valued Orthos representative Tarn Victor of JBI Water, Humphries counters the false content with:

ORTHOS believes in delivering a filter system that will last 100 years, not 10-20 (if you can get that far with plastic block underdrains).

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Remember Orthos’ HUGE life cycle cost benefits — At the end of the filter’s life cycle (~25 years), in contrast to a complete plastic block underdrain overhaul, nozzles are simply replaced as the monolithic floor remains part of the civil structure.

“No need to replace the chandelier when all you must do is change out the light bulbs!”

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Remember Orthos’ HUGE life cycle cost benefits– At the end of the filter’s life cycle (~25 years), in contrast to a complete plastic block or folded sheet metal underdrain overhaul, nozzles are simply replaced
potentially saving $Millions.