New York City water is some of the best tasting water in the world. Surprising right? Often called the champagne of tap water. Pretty impressive. Water for New York City is brought in from upstate reservoirs and tested for pathogens and lead. They also spend millions of dollars keeping it that way.
- Now what about the water in your home?
- Are you concerned about contaminants?
- Is there a funny or ‘off’ taste to it?
- Are you tired of spending money on bottled water?Then a reverse osmosis water system may be in your future!
How does a reverse osmosis system work?
This is a system that pushes water through a prefilter to remove chlorine and sediment, then to a membrane of small pores to remove dissolved solids from the water before passing through a post filter to a dedicated faucet. Reverse osmosis blocks contaminants from entering the less concentrated side of the membrane, leaving clean water to flow through.
Depending on the system you choose, reverse osmosis systems have various stages depending on their number of prefilters and postfilters, up to five.
All reverse osmosis water systems contain a sediment filter and a carbon filter in addition to the RO membrane. The filters are called either prefilters or postfilters depending on whether water passes through them before or after it passes through the membrane.
What can the filters remove?
- Sediment Filters: reduces particles such as dust, rust, and dirt.
- Carbon Filter: reduces chlorine, and other contaminants that give water a bad taste or odor.
- Semi-permeable Membrane: removes up to 98% of total dissolved solids.
Is having a reverse osmosis system give you healthier drinking water?
Having a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water tank makes making healthy water easier to access. Your filtration system will clean the water and send it to the storage tank, when you turn on your faucet the water, which goes through another post filter is there. If you chose not to have the storage tank, it will take a bit for the water to go through the system. And really who likes to wait for a glass of water?
- A reverse osmosis water will:
- Reduce harmful dissolved contaminants
- Sodium reduced
- Bad tastes and odors reduced
- Environmentally better than bottled water