When doing a Reverse Osmosis System comparison, this reference chart will quickly help you determine the capability of the most capable drinking water filtration systems.
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Where Do You Begin?
If you’re new to Reverse Osmosis Systems, and not sure where to start, the first thing to consider is your water source. Do you get your water from a municipal water supply, or do you own a private well?
If your water comes from a municipal water treatment plant, most likely the water has been filtered free of particulates like dirt, silt, and other similar contaminates. It’s also likely that most or all bacteria has been killed by chlorination chemicals.
Very few municipalities use the safer chemical-free, Ultraviolet (UV) treatment to kill bacteria. However, these dead parasites, and the harmful chemicals they used to kill them are still in the water. You may wish to choose to install a Reverse Osmosis system, which would remove these contaminants from your drinking water. Additionally, ultraviolet sterilization is actually an option on some RO systems.
If, however, you receive water from your own private well, it’s likely you’ve already added a whole-house sediment filter to your incoming water line. This cleans the water of large particulates.
If you get your water from a well, you will want to protect your RO filters from clogging too soon, by making sure you have a sediment filter where the water enters your home.
Down-stream, you could then add a three-filter RO system dedicated for drinking water. You would install this Reverse Osmosis system under your kitchen sink counter and would feed a counter-top tap. You would use this for drinking and cooking. This line could be split to also feed clean, filtered water to your refrigerator and ice maker.
Whether you’re on a well, or have municipal water, adding a reverse osmosis system is an excellent way to protect yourself and family.