The history of water filters

Believe it or not, water filters have been around for centuries dating back to 500 B.C.! It is believed that Hippocrates had invented the first water filter which was known as the “Hippocrates sleeve”. The invention was made out of cloth and was used as a sieve to capture dirt from the water to make it clean. First they would boil the water and then pour it through the sleeve. We’ve come a long way since then and have evolved into in-line water filters and whole house water filters that don’t require as much work as the sleeve. We can all thank Hippocrates for water filters! Invest in a water filter today with American Clear Water.