Established in 1958, Harmsco Filtration Products has manufactured innovative and cost-effective solutions for liquid filtration challenges. With 3 divisions and a global footprint our Made In America, Family Owned Business provides energy savings, proven products, and enduring value. As a pioneer in the filtration industry, Harmsco holds numerous U.S. Patents for innovative filtration technologies while maintaining our focus and commitment on quality and value for the end user.


Harmsco has developed a higher capacity filter housing that is BABA compliant, and it is available in a 3X, as well as a 5X model.

Harmsco’s WaterGuard™ Water Filtration System provides a “Whole House” water purification device that combines multiple filtration technologies in one compact filtration unit. First level is a prefilter followed by an Activated Carbon which will remove chlorine and PFOS/PFAS. Next, a 1-micron absolute pleated filter removes microscopic cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia, and other fine particles. Then, the water enters a UV Sterilization chamber that inactivates viruses, bacteria, cryptosporidium and giardia.

Harmsco’s dual-stage carbon cartridges are designed for the removal of hazardous PFOS/PFAS contaminants from potable water sources and are available in a variety of sizes and flow rates.

SureSafe™ Filter Cartridges will inhibit the growth of Legionella on your filter cartridges. Silver has been used to help sanitize liquids for more than 4,000 years. Permanent Silver Zeolite fibers are used to manufacture HARMSCO® SureSafe™ Filtration Media which inhibits the growth of biofilms on and in the filtration media.

Harmsco® MUNI HP filters provide unsurpassed performance. Our patented Hurricane® design separates dense solids prior to cartridge filtration for extended filter life, increased dirt holding capacity and reduced maintenance costs.

Harmsco® SureSafe™ cartridges are fabricated with the latest in Silver Zeolite technology and provide antimicrobial protection on the cartridge, outlasting the competition.

These high flow polypropylene cartridges are designed for most applications where absolute rated pleated filtration is needed. Designed to hold up to 75 sq.ft. of filtration media, our All-Poly high flow cartridge is a great value. These cartridges are constructed with 100% polypropylene materials. Efficiency ratings to 99.98% (Beta 5000).

Industrial grade high-temp cartridges designed for Hurricane® and WaterBetter® Housings.

These polyester cartridges have the maximum surface area and are designed for Hurricane and WaterBetter® filter housings.

The unique design of Harmsco Hurricane Swing Bolt filter housings separates dense solids prior to cartridge filtration for extended filter life, increased dirt holding capacity and reduced maintenance costs.


Harmsco Filtration Products

7169 49th Terrace N.

Riviera Beach, FL 33407


Phone: 561-848-9628

Fax: 561-848-0756

Contact: Alfredo Rizo-Patron


  • Pre-filtration is the first line of defense against fouling and is a critical part of the overall desalination process. These systems remove solids that can compromise delicate RO membranes.

  • Water systems are complex, and many things can go awry that can cause a once-compliant plant to fall out of compliance or cause a compliance solution to fail at startup.

  • Smaller water utilities may be in a panic over the EPA's proposed federal limits on PFAS, but there are two reasons for these smaller utilities to remain hopeful. 

  • There are a few things that smaller water treatment plants should keep in mind when homing in on the most viable technologies for PFAS. 

  • Water Online spoke with Alfredo Rizo-Patron and Cyndi Benson of Harmsco Filtration Products about the factors that create the most problems for these communities as well as cost-effective options for achieving and maintaining compliance.

  • From the growth of contaminants of emerging concern — such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane — to dwindling water supplies and tighter budgets for capital projects, the ability for municipalities and industry to generate clean, safe water has been a growing challenge across the country. 

  • Municipal water utilities throughout the U.S. are increasingly grappling with the need to address PFAS once it is detected in source water. Because standards are a moving target while treatment options are limited and can represent a massive expense, addressing PFAS can be especially challenging for small water systems. The key to finding an optimal solution requires a thorough investigation of the available options.

  • Any Reverse Osmosis System is only as good as the Pre-filtration System protecting it.  Pre-filtration is no place to scrimp when it comes to sizing, quality, efficiency and performance. 

  • When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. 

  • The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • The facility’s Management Team set a goal to reduce their maintenance and operating expenses by greater than 25%. The Management Team researched filtration options available and determined that the Harmsco® Hurricane® Filtration System would meet or exceed their requirements.

  • Harmsco's Municipal Cartridge Filtration Systems saved a Montana Water District over $1 million.

  • Harmsco® Filtration Products is pleased to offer a solution to the ever increasing blue-algae blooms in water sources. A multi-barrier approach is necessary to physically remove intact (algae and cyanobacteria) before they rupture in the treatment process and then remove extracellular cyanobacteria through adsorption.

  • Harmsco Filtration Products conducted a test to evaluate the performance of the Anti-microbial filter media verses Standard filter media. Two cartridges were compared, both were manufactured with 4 oz filter media, one of the cartridge’s media contained Silver Zeolite fibers which inhibit the growth of biologicals in and on the filter cartridge.

  • An industry expert addresses technology and compliance concerns regarding the U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2).

  • The Township of Shenandoah, Virginia was forced to comply with new regulations being enforced by the United States EPA concerning the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Cysts from surface waters. Previously, no filtration was required.

  • Amoebic meningitis is a disease that causes inflammation and eventual destruction of the brain and brain linings. It is caused by a single-celled amoeba that lives in fresh water. The amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is able to survive in soil for extended, possibly indefinite periods of time and still reactivate when put in fresh water.