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Drinking Water Purification Systems - Sorting Out The Winners

Jun 4, 2008
Not all drinking water purification systems are the same so you need to know what it is that you are purchasing. It is vital that it is one that has been tested by the NSF International and passed with flying colors. They offer a certification for all of the systems that have successfully passed their testing procedures.

Some of the different drinking water purification systems are very simple to use. You just put them into place and forget about them. Others have to be monitored and the filters have to be replaced often. These types of issues can really become frustrating after a while. Keep in mind that these replacement filters can be up to $100 a piece and have to be changed twice a year. That is quite an ongoing investment to have good drinking water.

Given that you'll likely be making a fairly substantial investment in most drinking water purification systems, you really should make sure that any one you're thinking of buying has a generous warranty. Sometimes you'll see a guarantee of up to 25 years being given.

One of the things you should bear in mind before making a decision is just what is going to be removed from your water by the drinking water purification system. It isn't such a good idea if it removes healthful minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.

You should consider the reasons why you want a water purifier before investing in one. Is your water basically safe to drink but it tastes a bit funny? Is there too much sediment in it? How much water do you and your family get through in a day?

There are a lot of different makes and models of drinking water purification systems that you can choose from. Some use ionization to get rid of the impurities in water. Then there are distillation systems that boil the water before separating it and putting it back into the system for you to consume.

A very popular system is one called reverse osmosis, but it's not really one that you should go with. Why not? Well, unfortunately, it removes a lot of things from the water that are good for you.

If you feel you may be moving house at some time in the near future your best choice will probably be a system that attaches directly to your water faucet. This is a system that you'll be able to take with you when you move. These units tend to work quite well as long as the water being piped into your house is basically safe to drink. You will also find them to be amongst the most affordable of the drinking water purification systems on the market.
About the Author
Alan Allport has investigated most of the drinking water purification systems on the market. Read his conclusions at http://www.waterfilterpurifiers.com.
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