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What to Look For in a Drinking Water Purification System

Aug 3, 2008
A simple way to be sure you are purchasing the perfect drinking water purification system for you is to look for the Performance Data Sheet. When doing your research on your purification system it is important to look to see if the manufacturer has provided you with these Data Sheets verifying the performance of the product. In some states, this is required by the suppliers, and more often than not it proves to be an easy way to distinguish to good products from the poor quality ones.

You could simply end up with a product which does not offer adequate protection for you and your family without this pertinent information. Not every drinking water purification system lives up to the claims of the marketing department. A product guaranteed to ?purify? your drinking water may in actuality only remove chlorine and odor.

Though chlorine removal is an important step in the purification process, because it removes the chemical along with its spore, THM. They are known carcinogens and this step cannot be excluded, but many drinking water purification systems only remove chlorine from the water, and this is simply not enough.

Unfortunately, so many companies use the words "clean" and "pure" on their drinking water purification systems even though these words do not accurately describe their product. And as a result, it is left to the consumer to decipher what the product actually does.

Performance Data Sheets help the consumer by listing all the contaminants able to be filtered as well as evaluating their degree of efficiency. Upon reading these sheets the buyer will find that the drinking water purification systems' efficiency varies among common contaminants.

Another issue that the Performance Data Sheets help to solve is cost efficiency. The consumer needs to consider how often the filter needs to be replaced as well as how much it costs. The Performance Data Sheets break down usage cost by the gallon. While some filters can cost 9.6 cents per gallon others are as high as 25 cents

This information could prove to be important when choosing the right drinking water purification system to fit your budget. Prices can vary wildly for both initial cost and for cost of use, so you have to determine where your best value is going to be dependent on the average lifespan of your unit.

In addition to the Performance Data Sheets, one may also look to the local treatement facility to find their annual quality report. This helps in determining which drinking water purification system will block the contaminants that the consumer needs it to. This qulity report provides basic information about the contaminants that is in local water. However, be warned that these numbers should be used as a guide and not always taken literally because they are not always accurate.

The best thing that you can do is to find a drinking water purification system that scores high across the board. You will need to look at units that feature four filtering methods. Activated carbon for chlorine, a multi media block for other chemicals, a macron filter for bacterial threats and an ion exchange filter to level your pH and mineral level.

Though many pose as quality, the true quality units will have these four filters, and buying one of these can save you money and possibly your health in the future.
About the Author
Prior to considering any drinking water system go to Rich Eng's website at http://www.clean-filtered-water.com to learn more about the drinking water purification systems he recommends after evaluating many systems.
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