Do I need water filtration?
We believe that every home should have a water softener and a carbon filter. We also highly recommend a reverse osmosis filter for drinking and cooking water. The water softener will remove the hardness which destroys your fixtures and clogs your water heater as well as your pipes. The carbon filter will remove chlorine and chloramine as well as VOC’s and other organic contaminants from your water supply. The chlorine and chloramine, chloramine being chlorine and ammonia, are responsible for pitting out copper pipes as well as wearing out rubber seals and gaskets. They also make the plastic components in your system brittle. The reverse osmosis filter removes approximately 92% to 98% of all contaminants from the water.
What does a Carbon Filter remove?
A whole house granulated activated carbon water filter removes chlorine, chloramine, organic volatiles, VOC’s, pesticides, herbicides, trihalomethane and a host of other water contaminents.
Why should I buy a carbon water filtration system?
We have all heard it said that, “You are what you eat,” but it just may be that you are what you drink too! Did you know that the human body is composed of over 70% water? The water we absorb when drinking, bathing, or breathing (steam) effects all of the systems of our body. Did you know that your body’s largest organ is your skin? What happens when you shower? Your pores open up and absorb what is in the water. The most susceptible to water contaminants are children and elderly due to their weaker immune systems. Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and even feces have been identified in many municipal water supplies across the country when sent off for laboratory analysis.
You may be surprised to hear that municipal tap water may actually be not only better, but also safer than that $10 per gallon bottled water! Federal guidelines for bottled water are often no different than those from simple tap water, and water utilities serving large populations tend to be subject to more stringent water quality regulations than their bottled water competitors.
Can’t I just drink bottled water?
Not all water is created equal. Studies have shown that a lot of bottled water on the market today is actually tap water with fancy marketing added to it.
“While much tap water is indeed risky… there is no assurance that bottled water is any safer than tap water.”
—The Natural Resources Defense Council, March 1999 report
Bottled Water, Pure Risk or Pure Hype?
You can read more here: http://www.siouxfalls.org/public-works/water-division/water-quality