WHAT'S IN YOUR DRINKING WATER?
Have you ever Wondered, What's in the Water I Drink? Trace Minerals, chemicals, metals, organic solids, VOC's, microorganisms, algae and other contaminants that are potentially helpful or certainly harmful to your health and the health of you, your friends and family members. Raw water has risks of carrying disease causing organisms. City water has chemicals to kill these organisms, but now you are drinking chlorinated water along with other chemicals put in the water for various reasons.
What should you do? The Best = Test your Water!! The best option is to test the water you drink. Especially if you are on an untested well or other source. A local lab can usually test water for simple contaminants for around $40. More in-depth testing is around $200. If you find lead, arsenic or other metals or chemicals you can find the correct filtration to deal with your exact water issue. However, there is a simple common solution that will cover most situations.
The Common Solution: A UV Water Filter System: In most cases all you need is a water filter system with a carbon block filter and a uv chamber. The carbon block will remove chlorine and many chemicals along with turbidity, taste and odor issues. After That the UV light chamber will sterilize the organisms that pass through it producing clean, clear, good tasting drinking water.
Now you can enjoy safe, clean drinking water at home or wherever your travels take you. Many boat and recreational vehicle owners share this common challenge: What do you do about drinking water. Though nearly every vehicle with a faucet possesses a water storage tank, few are brave enough to drink anything that comes out of it. The tank is an ideal environment for the breeding of bacteria, viruses and other hazardous microorganisms. If staying in a campground or dock, one can utilize the available hook-ups, but often times, the available water supply is no safer than what is lurking in the water tank. Bottled water is expensive, bulky, cannot be used in the shower or ice maker, and its purity is arguable.
The Solution Install a Water Safe Pro UV system on the faucet side of the water tank, every drop of water which passes through the faucets, shower heads or into the ice maker is clean, clear and safe. Efficient on size, cost to operate, and power consumption, Water Safe Pro UV filter systems are perfect for South American explorations or weekend getaways in the Ozarks.
What about a Britta Water Filter? Many people choose filtration systems to be integrated with their faucet, stored under their sink, or in their refrigerator. These systems often involve a carbon filter, which removes most large sediment, chlorine, and foul tastes and odors. In a well maintained system, with a source free of hazardous dissolved solids and/or microorganisms, these filters are adequate and efficient. However, they do not address the major issues of cryptosporidium, giardia, or a large number of contaminants.
What about Reverse Osmosis? People who live in areas with high amounts of Arsenic, Lead, or dissolved solids in their water often make use of a Reverse-Osmosis system, which utilizes a large number of prefilters; a thin membrane, to remove the minerals; and a storage tank to hold the water produced, since the rate of production is usually measured in Gallons Per Day. These systems are great for certain situations, but are overkill in most. However, even these advanced systems are not without their drawbacks. Water waste removal of good minerals, virus and bacteria bypass of filtration and the dark habitat of the holding tank which can be a perfect place for bacteria to grow and flourish.