Water quality: How is RO water compared to bottled water?
Just as good or even better. We use the
same technology, reverse osmosis (RO), as other major bottling plants
use to filter water. Our drinking water has a refreshing taste with a
touch of minerals —not like the flat taste of distilled or bottled
water. The five-stage system is the most stable and complete RO process.
The best part is that our system allows you to proactively monitor and
maintain the unit's performance and measure the purity of the water to
ensure your family's health yourself. That is something that you cannot
do with bottled water.
Tap water safety: Tap water safety: I thought my city’s tap water was safe to drink?
It is a known fact that many municipal water distribution channels
across American cities are in desperate need of replacement from old age
and wear. Water contamination can occur at almost any point in the
delivery channel including lead leaching from corroded pipe solder,
bacteria entering the system from water main breaks, or gardening
chemicals back-siphoned from a careless neighbor.
Unfortunately most local and state governments do not have the
financial resources to address these very expensive problems now or in
the foreseeable future. To make matters worse, most cities also add
chemicals like chlorine and fluoride to their water. The truth is, tap
water quality in the US will most likely continue to decline in the
coming years. The best way to protect your family from the increasingly
wide range of contaminants found in today’s tap water is by installing a
reverse osmosis drinking water system.
RO filtration: How effective is Reverse Osmosis filtration compared to other methods?
RO is the most convenient and effective method of water filtration.
It filters water by squeezing water through a semi-permeable membrane,
which is rated at 0.0001 micron (equals to 0.00000004 inch!). This is
the technology used to make bottled water, it is also the only
technology capable of desalinating sea water, making it into drinking
Non-RO water filters typically use a single activated carbon
cartridge to treat water. They are much less effective, and the pore
size on these filter media are much bigger, generally 0.5 - 10 micron.
They can filter out coarse particles, sediments and elements only up to
their micron rating. Anything finer and most dissolved substances cannot
be filtered out. As a result, water is far less clean and safe compared
to reverse osmosis filtration
WQA Certification: What is the WQA and what are the benefits of purchasing a certified system?
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit trade
organization representing the residential, commercial, and industrial
water treatment industry. As the preeminent voice in the water quality
market, the WQA provides leadership and influence at all regulatory
levels to benefit the industry and consumers. They also operate an
ANSI-accredited product certification program and is dedicated to the
certification of water treatment products.
Reverse osmosis systems are categorized under the drinking water
category and are tested under NSF/ANSI Standard 58. To receive WQA Std
58 certification, a RO system must be constructed to meet strict public
health standards and pass weeks of rigorous testing for material and
parts safety, structural integrity, and contaminant reduction
performance. Only the best systems in the marketplace will eventually
become certified to WQA Gold Seal standards. We are proud to be able to
offer our quality WQA Gold Seal certified systems at affordable prices
to the general public.
Ultra Violet light: When do we need to add a UV light to our system?
The primary use for a UV light is to
disinfect filtered water at a certain flow rate. Bacteria, viruses, and
other microorganisms are destroyed by the UV interfering with the DNA
and RNA in the organisms' reproductive cycles.