Home Water Systems and Water Filters

What’s up with the water?
More and more households want clean water. Well of course right?!?! By EPA standards your city water is considered drinkable. How many of you would regularly drink from the tap? (Though we’re sure it brings back some great summertime kid memories!)

Clean to you and us… and clean to the EPA mean two different things.
Clean to us means a massive reduction in almost every chemical…. like at least 90% reduction, preferably as close to 100% as possible.

Besides drinking clean water, we also want chemical free water while bathing, showering, washing and cooking!

There are a number of water filter systems out there – quite a lot actually and if you haven’t noticed – they are EXPENSIVE!!!

Let’s breakdown some system types and figure out what each one does before you decide which one will work for your house. Can someone say PROS and CONS please?!

Pros and Cons of Water Filters

PRO PRO PRO PRO
Reverse Osmosis (R/O) Cleans most
all contaminants.
Relatively compact unit and fits
under most kitchen sinks.
Undersink Water Filtration System Filters out large contaminants
like salt and much smaller
contaminants like chlorine,
flouride and pesticides.
Retains
trace minerals in the
water making it healthy and
good tasting.
Compact
and fits under most
kitchen sinks. Does not have
a tank like an R/O.
Does not use
an energy footprint
to operate.
Whole House Water Filtration System Filters
out large contaminants
like salt and much smaller
contaminants like chlorine,
flouride and pesticides.
Retains
trace minerals in the
water making it healthy and
good tasting.
Does not use
an energy footprint
to operate.
CON CON CON CON
Reverse Osmosis (R/O) Has a good sized tank which
takes up a good half of an
average kitchen cabinet.
If coupled with a garbage
disposal space is limited.
Cleans
healthy minerals
out of water
(ie: trace minerals).
Does not conserve water
whatsoever. R/O’s waste
2-3 gallons of water for
every 1 gallon of water
it purifies.
Has
an energy
footprint (minimal).
Undersink Water Filtration System Rapid filters and granular
filters less effective. Make
sure filters are solid block
carbon or multimedia.
Need an experienced
plumber to install.
Whole House Water Filtration System Rapid filters and granular
filters less effective. Make
sure filters are solid block
carbon or multimedia.
Need an experienced
plumber to install.
Multi Stage systems takes
up about 2 feet by 3 feet
of wall space next to
water heater.

Where To Purchase

You can find water filter systems at your local hardware store or a local reseller.
You can also find a water filter system wholesaler. We recommend Water Simply Pure.
Last but not least, you can always try Amazon!

Alternatively you can search for your local water supplier here on the EPA Website

*Generally cities or water companies provide the previous years report by July of the newest year.

Example: Jan – Dec of 2015 will be reported by July of 2016

WATER FILTER – rids water of contaminants and cleans water for consumption and use.

WATER SOFTENER – removes hardening minerals like calcium to soften the water. Softened water helps the longevity of plumbing and appliances (like water heaters) and minimizes soap scum. It does NOT remove chemicals or bacteria.