Water is critical to your survival. And yet, do you know what’s in your water? Many of our water resources lack even basic protections, making them vulnerable to contamination. That’s why a drinking water filter is a smart investment in your health.
Drinking water filter basics
An activated carbon filter is the most common of water filters. It’s proven to remove certain chemicals from water—particularly organic chemicals. These filters can often remove objectionable odors such as chlorine or rotten eggs orders (hydrogen sulfide). Unfortunately, chemicals like iron and nitrate, are not removed by a carbon filter.
Reverse Osmosis filters remove iron and nitrate, which are removed by carbon. The K5 Drinking Water station featured in this video employs both an activated carbon filter and a reverse osmosis filter.
Reverse Osmosis drinking water filter
A reverse osmosis drinking water filter processes water by using pressure to force the water through a semi-permeable membrane In the RO system, the prefilter removes larger particles from the water before it travels to the membrane. Then, the water is forced through the membrane, leaving behind the impurities that were in the water.
The first step to better water
Before considering any kind of water treatment, get your water tested first. Only once it’s determined what’s in your water can an AquaTex water treatment professional configure a system for your specific needs.