About Us

his7Rusco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality, efficient, water sediment filtration products and accessories.  Rusco filters are available throughout the United States and in many major international locations.  We strive to always exceed our customers’ expectation of quality and service, and to provide the most effective solutions in the water sediment filtration market.

Our Story

A few years after founding the irrigation product representation firm Welty, Inc., Russ Welte realized that market lacked an efficient inline screen filter to remove sediments from water lines.  Frustrated with the reluctance of the water filtration industry to provide this solution, Russ took it upon himself to create an inline filter that would be both cost-efficient, and highly effective.  Russ’ efforts were a success, and in late 1983, Rusco was born.

Initially the product was developed and distributed throughout the state of Florida, known for its difficult sediment problems.  Word of the Rusco filters’ exemplary performance spread and over the next five years, Rusco filters came to be distributed and installed in nearly every state in America.

As Rusco grew into new markets and encountered challenging new applications, we continually found ways to improve our products, and save our customers money.  The result is a series of innovations that cemented Rusco’s status as an industry leader in screen type sediment filtration.

In 1986, we invented Rusco’s trademark Spin-Down feature, creating a cyclonic motion within the filter that allowed for more efficient filtration and less clogging.  In 1988, we debuted the sediment trapper model, highly functional in removing large volumes of sand and other sediments from the water supply.  1995 saw the introduction of our chemical resistant filter, in response to the needs of customers using reclaimed water or other applications in which corrosive chemicals could damage standard filters.  Shortly thereafter, in 1997, Rusco introduced the Hot Water Spin-Down filter.  Building on the success of the chemical resistant model, the Hot Water model featured industrial grade materials allowing for previously unknown levels of heat and chemical tolerance.   In 2002, seeking a way to automate the flushing of sediments, we designed the Rusco Automatic Flush Valve, giving the customers a new level of convenience.

Throughout the course of these innovations, we have continually improved our quality control process; making sure that every batch of Rusco filters are of the very highest quality.  Rusco filters and their components are lab tested to the most stringent industry standards, a fact that we stand behind with a comprehensive warranty on our products.

This history of innovation and quality is the keystone of Rusco, and has been handed down through three generations in our business, which is still a privately held company.  Our commitment to quality, innovation, and family is reflected in our choice to manufacture all of our products in the United States of America since Russ Welte engineered our first filter in 1983.

Today, nearly 30 years after that first filter was made, our filters are sold around the world, and Rusco is recognized as an international leader in both quality and price for screen type sediment filters.