New and Improved: M.W. Watermark™ AFPCS

In addition to automatically increasing the feed pump pressure during the filtration cycle, the new and improved M.W. Watermark™ Automatic Feed Pump Control System (AFPCS) also controls air-blow even-fill manifolds with the option to control double air-blow. This effectively combines multiple filter press functions in a simple control box – for a cost effective solution that is also expandable.

M.W. Watermark AFPCS Controller - New and Improved - November 2018
Digitally Programmable Controller

How the AFPCS Maximizes Filtration Efficiency

The M.W. Watermark AFPCS is used in conjunction with air-operated diaphragm feed pumps to automatically increase the feed pump pressure during the filtration cycle. High initial feed pump pressures can build a very tightly packed, impermeable layer of solids on the filter cloth, restricting the flow of slurry, and increasing filtration cycle times. Reduced initial feed pressure allows a soft layer of slurry particles to be deposited on the filter cloth. Because this layer becomes the filtering media, filtration of the incoming slurry is enhanced.

M.W. Watermark AFPCS Controller on Electrical Box - New and Improved - November 2018
M.W. Watermark Filter Press with AFPCS

The AFPCS automatically increases the feed pressure in four stages throughout the fill cycle. These stages and pressures are fully adjustable to suit the type of slurry and the solids concentration. Cycle completion is determined either by adjustable times (feed by time) or by monitoring the feed pump flow sensor (feed by flow).

M.W. Watermark AFPCS Pump Control Mounted to Filter Press
AFPCS Pump Control Mounted to Filter Press

The AFPCS also incorporates a low hydraulic pressure safety shut down device. If insufficient hydraulic clamping pressure is present, the AFPCS system will not start, or shuts down, eliminating possible leaking from between the filter plates and the potential to start the feed pump when the press is not fully closed and clamped. The AFPCS features power ON, START cycle and STOP cycle functions. The controller also indicates when the filtration cycle is complete.

The pump kit includes the pump air pressure regulator, 20-meter cables, 5-foot pump air connection hose, and 1/2″ & 3/4″ NPT pump air connection adapters.

M.W. Watermark AFPCS Pump Control Kit
M.W. Watermark AFPCS Pump Control Kit

Features

M.W. Watermark New and Improved AFPCS Features List

Key Takeaways

Automatic feed pump controls allow your filter press to run at its optimum efficiency creating dryer filter cakes, recovering more product and reducing filtration time, and increasing the life of your filter cloths and feed pumps. The new and improved M.W. Watermark AFPCS now effectively combines multiple filter press control functions in a simple control box.

Download our new AFPCS overview document.

Visit our Filter Press Controls webpage.

Contact M.W. Watermark today to learn more about filter press controls and if an AFPCS is appropriate for your dewatering project.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

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M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Top 5 Uses for Recycled Wastewater

Across numerous industries, high-quality filtration equipment, like M.W. Watermark’s renowned filter press, is used to treat wastewater before it’s reused. But where exactly might this water go once it’s treated? Here, we’ll explore five common uses for recycled wastewater.

M.W. Watermark - Top 5 Uses for Recycled Wastewater

Agriculture

Water plays a fundamental role in agriculture, as it’s one of the key ingredients to a successful crop. However, there are often challenges that prevent farmers from watering their crops with typical water sources. Droughts, for example, require strict water preservation efforts in order to use what water is available for high-priority applications. Employing treated wastewater offers a helpful alternative for farmers who might otherwise have to deal with serious crop shortages.

Industrial Cooling

Most industrial machinery becomes exceptionally hot when it’s used, and a cooling agent is usually required to help keep this heat from damaging the machine. That’s where recycled wastewater comes into play. The water travels through a cooling system, where it absorbs heat created by the machinery and directs it elsewhere, where it won’t cause damage.

Toilet Flushing

Unsurprisingly, the quality standards for water used for human waste removal aren’t quite as rigid as those in place for drinking water. This makes wastewater the perfect match for waste disposal applications. Toilet flushing is commonly cited in discussions concerning wasteful water use, and recycling water for reuse in those very toilets helps make the system considerably less wasteful as a whole.

Concrete Mixing

The creation of concrete requires a great deal of water, no matter how it’s formulated. Some projects call for high-strength concrete, which requires less water, while others demand concrete that’s less stiff and therefore easier to work with. This involves increased water usage. Fortunately, studies suggest that treated wastewater is just as effective in concrete creation as distilled water, which marks one more area where recycled water can aid in conservation efforts.

Replenishing Wetlands

Recycled wastewater is commonly used to help create constructed wetlands. Sometimes, wastewater is even transported into these areas prior to treatment, as the soil and other elements present can typically treat the water naturally. This simultaneously conserves water and stimulates the development of wildlife.

Start Recycling Water Today

Eager to put your company’s wastewater to good use? There’s no better way to start than with M.W. Watermark’s industrial filtration equipment. Browse our products for more information on what we offer, or contact us today.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Recycled Wastewater in Breweries

Exploring Wastewater in America’s Growing Brewing Industry

M.W. Watermark™ has often discussed how wastewater occurs in multiple industries around the world. Here, we’ll dig into how wastewater is used in the brewing industry, as well as how the wastewater created during that process can be recycled and minimized.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Filter Presses for Many Different Industries and Applications, Including Breweries

Can Recycled Wastewater Be Used to Brew Beer?

Thanks to the less-than-appetizing imagery often associated with the term “wastewater,” it’s easy to think that it’s an unpleasant fluid packed with debris and harmful contaminants. Fortunately, by the time this water completes the treatment process, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, recycled wastewater is used as drinking water in several places around the world, from Australia to Orange County, California and beyond.

Naturally, this means that properly treated wastewater is perfectly fit for use when brewing beers. A renowned California brewery, Stone Brewing, put wastewater into practice when it created a unique beer, entitled Full Circle Pale Ale, using recycled water. The beer was only available at a single event, but CEO Greg Koch reported it was gone in a few hours, suggesting that guests were attracted to the brew’s robust flavor and its environmentally friendly origins. Koch also explained that the water used was “cleaner than normal tap water,” which is possible with proper treatment. Stone’s Full Circle Pale Ale is just one example of how wastewater reuse can benefit areas, like Southern California, that are prone to drought.

Wastewater Created During the Brewing Process

While wastewater can be used to make beer, it’s also created during the process of brewing. Brewery wastewater typically contains high pH levels, which often requires breweries to use their own on-site treatment processes before their wastewater ever reaches a wastewater treatment facility. Highly efficient solid/liquid separation equipment, such as a filter press, is often required due to the solid sediments, such as yeast, that can be found in brewery wastewater.

M.W. Watermark 470mm filter press, manufactured for use in a brewery application.
M.W. Watermark 470mm filter press, manufactured for use in a brewery application.

Equip Your Business with Wastewater Treatment Equipment

You don’t have to own a brewery to reap the benefits of M.W. Watermark’s industrial filtration equipment. Learn more about our products, and then contact M.W. Watermark to discuss your particular industry and application.

M.W. Watermark 470mm filter press, manufactured for use in a brewery application.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

M.W. Watermark™ Welcomes New Team Member - Tim Snow

We are proud to welcome Tim Snow to our already-talented team here at M.W. Watermark

Tim Snow has recently joined M.W. Watermark in a Business Development role. Tim’s experience in the water treatment industry dates back to 2000. He has experience as a Field Service Manager, Operations Manager, and most recently, as an Applications Engineering Manager / Project Management Office Manager.

Tim brings experience, product and process knowledge, along with a top-notch reputation in the industry to M.W. Watermark that is already positively affecting all areas of our business.

M.W. Watermark welcomes Tim Snow to our already-talented team. Previously with Micronics Engineered Filtration Group.

To contact Tim Snow at M.W. Watermark:

E-mail: tsnow@mwwatermark.com

Office Phone: 616.399.8850 Ext. 103

Direct Dial: 616.377.7617

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Fastest Growing Filtration Industries and Applications

Three Booming Industries Where Filtration Technology is Playing a Major Role

Industrial filtration technology plays a fundamental role in a diverse range of industries by helping remove solids or other impurities from water and other fluids. But as times change, so too do the industries in which innovative filtration equipment from M.W. Watermark™ can be put to use. Here, we’ll explore a range of up-and-coming industries where we expect our filter presses and other types of water and wastewater treatment equipment to find a home.

M.W. Watermark™ filter presses and other types of industrial filtration equipment are being used across several booming industries and applications.
M.W. Watermark™ filter presses and other types of industrial filtration equipment are being used across several booming industries and applications.
CBD Oil Extraction from Hemp

With a growing number of states legalizing cannabis, it’s no wonder why the nation’s many cannabis-based companies are thriving. With increased legality, these businesses have also developed more ways to deliver the effects for which cannabis is known. One method that’s growing rapidly in popularity is through CBD oil extraction. CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound derived from the hemp plant. CBD oil is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, and is now legal is most U.S. states.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Filter Presses Utilized in CBD Oil Extraction from Hemp

But how exactly is this oil extracted?  The answer, of course, lies in filtration technology. Extraction methods vary, but filter presses are key in creating a reliable final product, which marks this industry as the perfect match for M. W. Watermark’s filtration technologies.

Two of the most popular CBD oil extraction methods using a filter press are known as Hemp Bio Mass and Winterization.

Hemp Bio Mass

Hemp bio mass utilizes a maceration process where ground-up hemp is mixed with a solvent such as ethanol. The solvent strips the CBD oil out of the plant fibers, and then the hemp oil/solvent combination is run through a filter press as a slurry. The solvent is then distilled off, resulting in pure hemp oil. The oil can then be further distilled and purified, if desired.

Winterization

Many plant waxes and fatty acids are soluble in carbon dioxide. The winterization method of extraction takes advantage of the differing solubility of waxes and cannabinoids at low temperatures. (i.e. minus 30 degrees Celsius or lower). Essentially, the frozen wax from the hemp plant containing cannabidiol oil is stripped from the plant using carbon dioxide. The wax is then separated from the solvent using a filter press.

Benefits of Using a Filter Press

Many businesses involved in CBD oil extraction from hemp are realizing multiple benefits from utilizing a filter press. For example, when a smaller operation moves from using basic filtration media such as brewery bags to the filter cloths found in a filter press, they are finding new levels of production efficiency and speed. Filter cloths are re-usable, versus brewery bags, which are designed for a one-time use. Also, brewery bags are hung up and the hemp is drained via the gravity method, which takes quite a bit more time than pressure filtration using a filter press. Ultimately, employing a filter press results in a more controlled production environment, contributing to a higher-quality product.

Another benefit is that M.W. Watermark offers FDA-compliant filter cloths and filter plates, as well as manifold piping and hydraulic oil and systems designed to combat contamination. Our selection of easy-to-clean equipment includes a stainless steel manifold with tri-clamp fittings, which is designed to be quickly disassembled for effortless sanitization.

Each of these M.W. Watermark 630mm CBD oil extraction filter presses feature a stainless steel manifold with tri-clamp fittings that allow for ease of disassembly when cleaning.
Each of these M.W. Watermark 630mm CBD oil extraction filter presses feature a stainless steel manifold with tri-clamp fittings that allow for ease of disassembly when cleaning.

Stainless steel manifold with tri-clamp fittings that allow for ease of disassembly when cleaning.

Explore our CBD Oil Extraction from Hemp application webpage to learn more about how our equipment is used with this process.

Biofuel/Biodiesel Production

Evolving governmental regulations and increased consumer demand for green solutions have combined to create a prosperous and ever-growing biofuel industry in the USA. These fuels help minimize environmental impact by burning cleaner than petroleum-based alternatives. Filtration is a key part of the biodiesel production process, and the ability to filter wastewater during this process helps biodiesel producers maintain their dedication to environmentally friendly operations.

M.W. Watermark filter presses are being utilized in the biofuel biodiesel industry
Biofuel in graduated cylinders.
A set of M.W. Watermark 800mm filter presses built for the biodiesel industry - being prepared for shipment.
A set of M.W. Watermark 800mm filter presses built for the biodiesel industry – being prepared for shipment.
Vehicle Washing

The transportation industry is growing and changing at a rapid pace, and where there are vehicles, there’s the need for those vehicles to be washed. Whether you are caring for a personal SUV or performing commercial airplane maintenance, regular washing is likely a part of your routine. Filtration technology nearly always plays a major role in keeping the water used by your washing equipment clean enough to serve its purpose. This also coincides with the increasing demand for environmentally-friendly technologies mentioned earlier, as filtration equipment is often designed to help minimize wasteful use of water.

M.W. Watermark filter presses and other types of filtration equipment are being utilized in car and truck wash applications.
M.W. Watermark filter presses are being utilized in car and truck wash applications.
M.W. Watermark filter press, solids hopper, controls and AOD pump in a vehicle wash installation.
M.W. Watermark filter press, solids hopper, controls and AOD pump in a vehicle wash installation.

Discover the Benefits of M.W. Watermark’s Filtration Solutions

Since 2003, M.W. Watermark has provided innovative, forward-thinking filtration products, from custom-built filter presses to slant plate clarifiers and beyond, to businesses across a wide range of industries and applications.

Contact our Sales and Service Team to learn more or request a quote today.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

 

Signs of Wear in Wastewater Treatment Equipment

High-quality filtration equipment is essential to a wide range of industries, from hydraulic fracturing (produced water) to industrial laundry. And while filter presses are ordinarily built to last, everyday use is sure to take a toll on even the toughest machines. That’s why it’s important to look out for signs of wear in wastewater equipment, such as filter presses and clarifiers.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures and Rebuilds Wastewater Treatment Equipment in Holland, Michigan, U.S.A.
M.W. Watermark Manufactures and Rebuilds Wastewater Treatment Equipment in Holland, Michigan, U.S.A.

What Are Some Signs of Wear in Wastewater Treatment Equipment?

When it comes to industrial filtration equipment, general wear and tear can manifest in many ways. Here are a few essential issues to look out for when trying to identify whether or not your filter press requires maintenance or repairs:

Premature Component Failure

Filter presses are designed for long-term use. If certain parts are malfunctioning early, this could be a sign that an oil change or other maintenance service is required.

Oil Leaks

Frequently examine your press’s hydraulic parts to ensure there are no leaks. Leaks can be a sign of several underlying troubles, such as damaged cylinders or damaged cylinder seals.

Filter Press from the Field with Hydraulic Oil Leakage
Filter Press from the Field with Hydraulic Oil Leakage
Overactive Pump

Is your pump still running even after the press reaches clamp pressure? You could be dealing with an oil leak or a failing relief valve.

Sidebar Corrosion

If you’re noticing corrosion on your filter press’s sidebars, it’s probably a sign of an inadequate filter press plate cleaning process. Be sure to clean your filter plates thoroughly to prevent irreparable damage.

Filter Press Sidebar Corrosion - Signs of Wear in Wastewater Treatment Equipment
Filter Press Sidebar Corrosion

Professional Wastewater Treatment Equipment Rebuilding Services

Are you seeing signs of wear and tear on your wastewater treatment equipment? M.W. Watermark is fully equipped to rebuild your filter press. Our reconstruction process covers everything from metal fabrication to electrical components to make certain that all issues are addressed. Learn more about our services by contacting us via online form or calling M.W. Watermark at 616-399-8850.

M.W. Watermark Offers Wastewater Treatment Equipment Rebuilding Services
M.W. Watermark Offers Wastewater Treatment Equipment Rebuilding Services
About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Before and After: Filter Press Rebuilding Service

M.W. Watermark™ offers many services to help you reduce your costs and make your water and wastewater equipment run more efficiently.

Complete Rebuilding Service

We offer a complete rebuilding service of used filter presses that is second-to-none. State-of-the-art machinery and tooling are used to bring your parts and equipment back to “like-new” condition. Metal fabrication and painting, mechanical, electrical, hydraulics – we can do it all.

M.W. Watermark Can Rebuild Your Filter Press; We Also Offer Rebuilt Filter Presses for Rental or Purchase

We use the same standards to rebuild equipment as we do to build new, so you can be assured that you are getting quality equipment that you can rely on.

Filter Press Rebuilding Check-List

We perform the following work when rebuilding used filter presses:

  • Complete any needed structural repairs
  • Overhaul hydraulic and mechanical systems
  • Power wash filter plates
  • Replace all filter cloths and gaskets with new parts
  • Sand-blast and repaint for a clean, professional appearance
Here are some recent “before and after” M.W. Watermark rebuilt filter press photos…

M.W. Watermark Before and After Filter Press Rebuilding Photo Collage

Visit our Wastewater Equipment Rebuilding webpage to watch “before and after” filter press rebuilding videos.

View our current inventory of used and rebuilt equipment available for rental or purchase.

Contact us today to discuss your rebuilt filter press requirements.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Benefits of PVDF Composite Membranes in Microfiltration

The Microfiltration Process

Microfiltration plays a fundamental role in removing bacteria and other contaminants from fluids. The microfiltration process, which is often used in beverage treatment and several other industrial processes, involves the use of filtration membranes with pores that vary in size based on the specific application. Another variable that should be considered, however, is the material from which these membranes are made.

Our premier microfiltration products, M.W. Watermark™/Porex® Tubular Membrane Modules™, are available with PE and PVDF substrates and equipped with PVDF composite membranes. Here, we’ll explore the benefits of PVDF in microfiltration.

M.W. Watermark™/Porex® Tubular Membrane Microfiltration Modules™

Why Use PVDF Composite Membranes?

When purchasing microfiltration equipment, your business has a number of options at its disposal. Here’s why you should consider PVDF composite membrane modules over alternative products:

Increased Durability

PVDF composite membranes offer enhanced abrasion resistance, helping to reduce the need to replace your equipment and thus making for a better value in the long run.

Omnidirectional Substrate Pore Structure

This unique design delivers reliable support for your tubular membranes.

Oxidant Resistance

PVDF resists oxidants, making it the go-to choice for preoxidized feeds and filtration of substances containing a high level of iron or other oxidants.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between various models, making it easy to find a product that suits your company’s unique needs.

Place Your Order with M.W. Watermark™ Today

Revitalize your microfiltration process with M.W. Watermark™/Porex® Tubular Membrane Modules™. For more information about the benefits of PVDF composite membranes, along with our other filtration products, such as filter presses, DAFs, slant plate clarifiers, polymer blending equipment and more, contact us online or by phone at (616) 399-8850.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.

Celebrating 15 Years of Making a Difference: 2003-2018

Who Is M.W. Watermark™?

M.W. Watermark™ is a leading manufacturer and supplier of water and wastewater equipment, parts and service. We’ve grown into a leader in the industry and our product offering has expanded significantly.

M.W. Watermark now manufactures and sells new and rebuilt filter presses, clarifiers, sludge dryers, polymer blenders, oil coalescing separators and DAFs – and also manufactures custom filter press cloths in-house. This is in addition to providing parts and service for all these different types of equipment.

M.W. Watermark™ is a leading manufacturer and supplier of water and wastewater equipment, parts and service.
Since our humble beginnings in 2003, our manufacturing operations have expanded significantly.

Why the Big Celebration?

M.W. Watermark 15-Year Anniversary Banner

On July 10 of this year, M.W. Watermark celebrated our 15-year anniversary. We’ve come a long way since starting our basic operations in 2003, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We want to thank all of our customers for the opportunity to work together to make a difference. We also want to thank our valuable supplier partners for their great service.

Here are a few photos from the early days of M.W. Watermark™…
Owner / President Mike Gethin standing with one of M.W. Watermark's first filter presses - ready to ship.
Owner / President Mike Gethin standing with one of M.W. Watermark’s first filter presses – ready to ship.
Co-Owner / Vice-President Christine Gethin managing the accounting in M.W. Watermark's first building.
Co-Owner / Vice-President Christine Gethin managing the accounting in M.W. Watermark’s first building.
It was important to make sure our offices were "kid-friendly" when we were first getting started...
It was important to make sure our offices were “kid-friendly” when we were first getting started…
Note the toddler picnic table in the break room.
Note the toddler picnic table in the break room.
Our first filter press parts stock room.
Our first filter press parts stock room.
Our stock filter plate quantities were quite a bit smaller in the early days.
Our stock filter plate quantities were quite a bit smaller in the early days…
Today, our inventory of stock polypropylene filter plates is much more extensive.
Today, our inventory of stock polypropylene filter plates is much more extensive.

What Has Fueled Our Growth?

A commitment to offering quality, reliability, quick delivery and value defines our company. Our customers need unique, timely, and ultimately, affordable solutions to succeed, and we’re proud of the reputation we’ve developed thus far. In our industry, customer service is often an afterthought. However, we go the extra mile to help customers on orders large and small. Our staff is easily accessible by phone or email and we look forward to offering you our guidance and assistance.

When you purchase water and wastewater treatment equipment manufactured by M.W. Watermark,™ you can be confident in your investment. From new and rebuilt equipment, to parts, to service and repairs, we offer the solutions you seek. We look forward to working with you!

Below are two photos of our team – one from December of 2012 and the other from just this past December (2017). You can see how we’ve more than doubled our staff in just five years!
The M.W. Watermark Team - December 2012
The M.W. Watermark Team – December 2012
The M.W. Watermark Team - December 2017
The M.W. Watermark Team – December 2017

Why M.W. Watermark™?

M.W. Watermark™ is more than just what we manufacture and sell, or how we do it. We always try to focus on why we do what we do. Below is our “why” statement, which our entire staff embraces and drives the vision for our company.

Why Choose M.W. Watermark
(Click Image to Enlarge)

As you can see from reading our “why” statement, we want to make a difference in the world. As we manufacture water and wastewater treatment equipment for customers around the globe, we also work close to home to make a difference locally.

The entire M.W. Watermark Team shares a vision and it shows by the difference that we make together in our local community. Each year, our leadership team sets enthusiastic goals for community outreach projects, charity work and fundraising.

One example of this is our annual “Pink Week.” October was breast cancer awareness month. October 9 through 13 was Pink Week at M.W. Watermark. For every day during this week that each employee work pink, $10 was earned to be donated to City On A Hill (COAH). COAH is a non-profit organization in Zeeland that provides pelvic and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underinsured women.

M.W. Watermark Pink Week - BCA Fundraiser for City On A Hill M.W. Watermark Pink Week - BCA Fundraiser for City On A Hill

M.W. Watermark also ran a special fundraising promotion during the month of October where 5% of all filter cloth sales would also be donated to COAH.

M.W. Watermark October BCA Cloths FundraiserM.W. Watermark Pink Week - BCA Fundraiser for City On A Hill

Between the full participation of our employees during Pink Week and our filter cloth fundraiser, M.W. Watermark was able to donate over $5,000 to COAH.

Read our January 2018 E-Newsletter to learn more about our local outreach projects and the results.

If you would like to learn more about how M.W. Watermark can help you make a difference in your business, please visit our website or contact our Sales and Service Team.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

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M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
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How to Order the Right Size Filter Cloths to Fit Your Filter Press

Outfitting your filter press with the correct filter cloths is essential for effective performance. The cloth itself plays a fundamental role in the filtration process, acting as the starting point of the filter cake that will eventually do most of the filtering. With that in mind, it’s crucial to determine your filter cloth’s needed size in order to make the most of your filter press.

M.W. Watermark Gasketed (CGR) Filter Cloth and Filter Plate
M.W. Watermark Gasketed (CGR) Filter Cloth and Filter Plate
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed (NG) Filter Cloth and Filter Plate
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed (NG) Filter Cloth and Filter Plate

Filter Cloth Templates Make Ordering Easy

M.W. Watermark manufactures a wide variety of filter cloths in order to address dewatering applications across many different industries. In addition to stocking standard offerings, we can custom-cut filter cloths to specifically accommodate the filter press you are using.

The process is simple. First, you fill out either our gasketed (CGR) or non-gasketed (NG) filter cloth template with the size requirements of your filter plates. Then, click the “Submit to M.W. Watermark” button at the bottom of the form.

You may also send your cloth specifications to M.W. Watermark by email to info@mwwatermark.com, and we will get started on the project ASAP in order to deliver your order in a timely manner. All of our filter clothes are manufactured in-house using laser-cutting tables and a veteran sewing staff to ensure consistent quality.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Custom Filter Press Cloths In-House Using Laser Cutting Tables
M.W. Watermark Manufactures Custom Filter Press Cloths In-House Using Laser-Cutting Tables

What Are Your Options?

Besides ensuring that the dimensions of your filter cloths will fit the plates of your filter press, the filter cloth template forms also include a field for noting your preferred material. M.W. Watermark offers filter cloths constructed of several different fabrics, including polypropylene, polyester, cotton, nylon and felt.

Since the performance of filter cloth media is a function of fiber properties, fabric construction and finishes, we offer a variety of filter cloth types, including mono-filament, multi-filament and mono-multi cloth.

M.W. Watermark can also work with you to make a recommendation on the ideal filter cloths for your particular application by running tests in our dewaterability laboratory

Download our Filter Cloths Product Guide to learn more.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Custom Filter Cloths for Your Filter Press

Place Your Filter Cloth Order

If you are in the market for custom-cut or standard filter cloths, look no further than M.W. Watermark. After determining your filter cloth’s size and material requirements, we will craft a product that’s appropriate for your equipment before shipping it directly.

To learn more about the filter cloth selection process or to place your order, contact us today.

About M.W. Watermark

M.W. WATERMARK wants to make a difference. We are passionate about the world’s water. We are innovative, focused on customer service and always try to exceed expectations. We are an environmentally conscious company with people who are energized, encouraged and inspired to make a difference on our planet by helping to keep our shared, finite water supply clean and usable for generations to come. We build amazing, custom water and wastewater treatment equipment. Together, we can make a difference.

© 2018 M.W. Watermark, L.L.C.
M.W. Watermark is a trademark owned by M.W. Watermark, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
Any third party trademarks referenced on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and M.W. Watermark makes no claim to such marks and is not affiliated with such companies.