With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative. Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices. EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery businesses in the state.
A Beverage Marketing Study from 2016 found that in the U.S, water consumption had grown between 2000 and 2015 by a massive 120 percent. Over the same period, carbonated drink consumption fell by a significant 16 percent, illustrating that many people recognize drinking water as a healthy decision. But are you aware that there are plenty of drinking water options?
Bottled water is a popular choice, though in the long run it can be very costly. Meanwhile, tap water can contain contaminants that are harmful to your health. To ensure your tap water tastes great and even offers health benefits, you can install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system in your home.
Reverse Osmosis Contaminant Removal
The most common reason to choose a reverse osmosis system is to remove contaminants from drinking water. Regardless of your geographical area, there is more than basic H20 in your water supply, and reverse osmosis systems can dramatically reduce or eliminate unwanted contaminants.
RO systems feature a special membrane filter that can remove the majority of heavy metals and microscopic organisms from your drinking water. Many RO systems are tested and certified to remove a wide range of potentially harmful contaminants including lead, nitrates, radium, chromium, arsenic, and cryptosporidium.
Eliminate Costly Bottled Water
Bottled water is a costly alternative to tap water that also creates massive amounts of waste. Plastic bottles are often not recycled, ending up in landfills where they could take hundreds of years to decompose.
A consumer study showed that in U.S. consumers spent $15 billion in 2015 on bottled water. An R.O system costs only pennies per gallon, quickly paying for itself while eliminating the waste created by plastic bottles.
Reverse Osmosis Systems Improve Cooking
There is nothing more frustrating than taking the time to prepare a nice meal and have the taste tainted by bad water. The impurities in water supplies can have a massive impact on the food you prepare, whether you are boiling pasta, baking bread, or simply rinsing ingredients.
Purified reverse osmosis water is far better for cooking, as it will no longer contain contaminants such as the chlorine found in municipal water supplies that can affect the flavor and color of dishes. Even a simple cup of tea or coffee tastes better when it’s made with reverse osmosis water.
Reverse Osmosis Water Provides Crystal Clear Ice
Aesthetics are an important factor in any food or drink, and cloudy ice cubes can compromise the look of an otherwise tasty drink. The impurities in water tend to be drawn to the center of an ice cube as it freezes, creating a cloudy and unappealing appearance. Whether you want to make eye catching cocktails or just enjoy a refreshing summer drink, RO water will allow you to enjoy ice cubes that are crystal clear. Moreover, as your ice melts, your drink won’t be ruined by contaminated water.
One of the best aspects of reverse osmosis drinking water is how great it tastes. In addition to the membrane that filters contaminants, reverse osmosis systems send your drinking water through carbon filters before it comes out of the tap, removing any lingering tastes and odors. And when you remove impurities with an RO system, you are left with clean and refreshing water.
If you have concerns about the contaminant levels in your water supply, speak to a water treatment professional. There is a massive choice of domestic filtration devices and reverse osmosis systems. A WQA certified water treatment specialist can help you to find a system that meets your needs and exceeds the latest industry standards.