We rely on hydration to stay fit and healthy, and yet these needs are often ignored when people are at work. The quality of the drinking water an employer provides can have a huge impact on the health, productivity, and attitude of workers. For these reasons, many employers install a reverse osmosis (RO) filtration system in their homes and businesses. In this article, we will take a closer look at RO water for business use in more detail.

What is Reverse Osmosis?

RO filtration is a water purification process that adds no chemicals to the drinking water. At the heart of the system is a semi-permeable membrane filter with tiny pores that are 0.0001 microns in diameter. The water is placed under pressure to force the water through the membrane filter and water is cleaned at the molecular level. Up to 99.99% of contaminants are removed, which is a considerable upgrade from tap water. The pressure is applied in the opposite direction, and the contaminants are left behind on the membrane filter surface. This surface is periodically flushed clean, and the contaminants are flushed into the drain.

Is RO Water Good for Business?

Yes, the removal of bacteria, viruses, inorganic materials, and other contaminants will contribute to the health of a business. These contaminants lead to illnesses and diseases, which may be avoided with good quality drinking water. When you consider the number of lost sick days every year and how they impact the bottom line, it’s natural to look at RO water filtration.

How Does RO Water Taste?

A great deal of the “taste” of tap water is derived from the dissolved minerals suspended in it. So, if you remove the minerals, the water tends to taste bland. But, what you’re really tasting is the true taste of water, which is no taste at all. Some people enjoy drinking RO water, and others don’t. If you do want to add more character to the RO water, you can add a remineralization filter.

Does RO Remove Health Minerals?

Another concern that some people have is that RO water lacks healthy minerals. This is an unfounded fear because the minerals in tap water are not soluble, and the uptake is inefficient. You would need to drink a bashful of tap water to get your daily intake of calcium, magnesium, and iron. When minerals are absorbed by plant roots, the uptake is more efficient, and they are more soluble for your nutrition. So, the best way to get your healthy vitamins and minerals is to eat a healthy diet.

In Conclusion

The Safe Drinking Water Act has set limits on the levels of harmful contaminants that can be found in the water supply. But, only 91 contaminants are regulated, and breaks in the water delivery network can add contaminants after treatment. For these reasons and more, many people choose to install their own water filtration and purification systems.

If you’re considering an RO water filtration system for your home or business, contact your local water treatment specialist today.

By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.