The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water

Most of us are aware that we should be skipping the soda and drinking more water. According to a Beverage Marketing 2016 study, water consumption in the United States increased between 2000 and 2015 by a massive 120 percent. In the same period, the sales of carbonated drinks fell by 16 percent. While drinking more water is a healthy decision, the quality of water is also an important consideration. So, here are just some of the benefits of drinking reverse osmosis water.

RO Removes Contaminants:The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water

There are lots of negative effects associated with drinking contaminated water. Recent examples include the contaminant crisis in Flint, Michigan. This involved lead in drinking water supplies that received widespread attention and increased the scrutiny of public water supplies around the country.

Regardless of where you live, your water supply is likely to contain contaminants. Many of these may be harmless, but could affect the taste and appearance of your drinking water. Fortunately, reverse osmosis systems are very effective at reducing unwanted contaminants in your water. The special membrane can filter out a myriad of heavy metals and microscopic organisms. This can include arsenic, lead, fluoride, chromium, cryptosporidium, and TDS.

No Sodium Taste:

Many water softeners/ water conditioners use ion exchange to remove water hardness minerals. While this does create soft water that is better for your appliances, bathing, and laundry, it doesn’t always have the best taste. Most ion exchange systems use sodium to replace the hard minerals. This means that if you have high TDS or hardness levels, the taste of your water could be impacted. RO systems can filter out any traces of sodium that remain in your water after softening.

More Cost Effective Than Bottled Water:

If you have concerns about the quality of your tap water or simply don’t like the taste, you are likely to buy bottled water.  Although this may seem like a sensible purchase, the cost of bottled water can really add up. There is also the environmental damage caused by all those plastic bottles that usually end up in landfills.

Bottled water is expensive. In a recent U.S study, the research team found that over $15 billion was spent in 2015, just on bottled water. While you may be unsure about the initial cost of a reverse osmosis system, it will allow you to enjoy delicious, clean water for just pennies a gallon.

Crystal Clear Ice:

There is nothing nicer than a cool drink on a warm day, but if your ice cubes look a little cloudy and white, it can be unappealing. This effect is a result of the impurities in your drinking water that crystallize during freezing. So, if you want to enjoy a refreshing drink, a reverse osmosis system can remove these impurities and help you to achieve crystal clear ice.

If you are still unsure whether a reverse osmosis system would benefit your home, you should speak to a water treatment professional. A fully WQA certified technician can help guide you through the treatment options on the market that meet or even exceed the current industry standards to determine the models best suited to your particular requirements.

By Mark Williams (NicMar President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.)

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