Water Filtration System

Impure drinking water is one of the biggest problems facing a large part of the world today. Factors from industrial run off to contaminants or excesses of minerals inherent in the earth all contribute to the very real problem of impure and non-potable drinking water. Throughout time, people have found ways to counteract the effects of bad water, the simplest being our very earliest ancestor’s of drinking upstream from areas that would likely be contaminated by animal droppings or other contaminants. Today, though, modern technology has enabled people to use many different methods in order to filter all the contaminants out of the water they use every day for drinking and cooking. From reverse osmosis water filtration systems to carbon filters, more than ever people are now able to access clean, clear and pure water for drinking and preparing food.

There are many different types of water filtration systems that can be used to purify water. Some are appropriate for areas with relatively little water consumption, like homes, while others are more appropriate for places with heavier water use, such as office buildings, schools or industrial sites. Just as the types of water filtration systems vary, so do the ways in which they operate and, of particular interest to the budget conscious homeowner or building manager, so do their costs.

But before even thinking about going out and buying an expensive piece of water filtration equipment, it is best to contact a water filtering professional or your local scientific testing lab and ask for an analysis of your water. This is especially important if you receive water for a non-municipal source, such as a well. If you receive your water from a city or county supply, you can simply ask for your area’s Annual Water Quality Report. This document, which, depending on your area’s level of technological sophistication, might even be found online, is the first crucial step in deciding which water filtration system is right for your water supply. The report will list any contaminants detected in the water supply, as well as the level at which they are present.

Of course, not all contaminants come from the water supply. There may be a place in your very own home that is contributing to the impurity of your water – your pipes. If you live in an especially old place, lead or copper pipes may be transferring their impurities into your water. Other possible water contaminants include radon and arsenic. Further, if you live in an agricultural area, you may be being exposed to herbicides and pesticides. These are all nasty chemicals that you do not want to have to deal with in your drinking water or your body. It’s wise to get checked out.

Next, it’s time to purchase a filter. While, as mentioned before, water filtration systems can be very expensive, we are lucky to live in a time where cheap water filters are readily available in the form of the single faucet filter. These filters simply fit over the faucet in your kitchen or bathroom and ensure that contaminants never touch your lips.

The most expensive types of water filtration systems are whole house water filtration systems. They are actually installed between your water main and your plumbing and help ensure that all water going into your house is clean, pure and contaminant free. Systems such as reverse osmosis systems can have many different complex layers – such as using ultraviolet light to kill contaminants – in order to provide a whole house water filtration system to your household water supply. Choose carefully, but, if you live in an area with known contaminated water, do choose. You and your family’s health and safety depends on it.

This Water Filtration System Review is Written/Updated on Jan 13th, 2012 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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