Our Story

Hydroviv was born from a charitable effort. We’re experts who care deeply about making your water the safest it can be.

Why we were founded

It all started with the Flint, Michigan water crisis. We saw people in need and decided to take action.

Rumors of an unreported lead problem in Flint, Michigan were starting to be whispered through the water quality community. We recognized that the consumer-grade filters that would be distributed to Flint residents would fail prematurely because they were not designed to handle the high lead levels found in Flint's water. At that point, Hydroviv was founded and began developing, building, and donating high capacity lead removal filters to impacted families and child-centric organizations in Flint, MI. These early donation efforts (months before Government responses and nationwide press) were applauded by The Chicago Tribune. Hydroviv continues to partner with much larger donation programs, and we have not taken a dime from anyone in Flint unless they insisted on paying.

What we do now

We use water quality data to create the best water filters on the market, specific to our customers needs.

Much like what we did for the Flint response, we use water quality data to optimize our home and commercial water filters for each customer's water.  For each system we sell, we generate a water quality "fingerprint" by pulling together water quality data from local, county, state, and federal databases, which allows us to identify contaminants and susceptibilities.  We build each system at our Knoxville, TN facility, using a cartridge that is optimized for your water.  Our experts continue to monitor your city's water quality to make sure that nothing changes, and send out a new cartridge if an adjustment needs to be made to your filter (for free of course).  Long story short.... we've got your back.

Our headquarters are located in the heart of Washington Union Market District, and we collaborate with like-minded subject matter experts across the United States. 

What we value

Credible Water Quality And Water Filtration Information

Unfortunately, there's a ton of nonsense and pseudoscience in the "health and wellness" market that has spilled over to a lot of water filtration companies.  Our Water Nerds combat pseudoscience by writing articles and producing videos on water quality, and making this information freely available on our blog and YouTube Channel.  We take our credibility seriously, so if you're looking for conspiracy theories or junk science, you've come to the wrong place!


Hydroviv was born from a charitable effort.  Our #FiltersForFlint program was recognized by The Chicago Tribune in 2015 for donating water filters with an extra high capacity for lead to the people of Flint months before nationwide media coverage.  We continue to support the people of Flint, as well as other disadvantaged families in Washington, DC.

The Environment

We quietly do much more than anyone else in our industry.  For example, our shipping packaging (including packing tape) is biodegradable and compostable.  We continuously optimize and improve our shipping boxes, which has led to an 85% reduction in packing fill use.

Did you know

PFAS and chromium 6 are known to cause cancer but are not regulated by EPA.

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