The Top 4 Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water Systems

Learn why under-sink reverse osmosis systems are the most affordable and efficient home water quality solution.

If you are concerned about your home drinking water quality, a reverse osmosis (RO) system may be the right choice for your family. When it comes to clean drinking water right from the tap, RO systems are the most effective technology. These compact under-sink water filtration systems are popular due to their efficiency in removing a broad range of water contaminants producing pure and clean water. Read on to learn the top four benefits of reverse osmosis systems and why families choose RO for their home water quality solution.

Benefit #1: Reverse Osmosis Systems Provide Contaminant-Free Water

With a reverse osmosis system, you are putting your family's health first by removing a wide range of molecular contaminants from their drinking water. Recognized for their effectiveness in contaminant removal, water treated through a reverse osmosis system is often recommended for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.

Common water contaminants that RO systems can remove include:

  1. Manmade chemicals and contaminants; such as PFAs PFOAs, known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down and remain in the human body.
  2. Irons, metals, and minerals including; arsenic, aluminum, barium, cadmium, calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, iron, lead, magnesium, nitrates, radium, sodium.
  3. Bacteria, viruses, and pathogens including; giardia, campylobacter, salmonella, shigella, E. coli, enteric, norovirus, rotavirus, hepatitis A.
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Benefit 2: RO Systems Help The Environment And Reduce Waste

It's time to stop buying plastic bottled water and embrace clean drinking water right from the tap with a reverse osmosis system. With over 60 million plastic water bottles processed through landfills in incinerators every day. You and your family can help reduce your plastic waste contribution by using refillable water bottles alongside an RO system.

Plastics are genuinely one of the most environmentally harmful trash by-products. Plastic bottles alone can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade and, when burned, produce toxic fumes. Here are some more facts about the environmental impacts of plastic bottles:

  • Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the Earth four times.
  • It takes 17 million barrels of oil to make enough plastic bottles to meet American demand.
  • It takes 3 liters of water to produce one water bottle.

As a result, every time you use your reverse osmosis system and reusable water bottle, you are helping preserve Earth's environment by eliminating waste, decreasing the use of fossil fuels, and saving water. RO systems are energy efficient too, since they do not require electricity to work; instead, these systems leverage your home's water pressure.

Benefit #3: Reverse Osmosis Systems Provide Clean Water On Demand

With an under-sink RO system, clean water is always available, unlike with filter pitchers, which require you to wait for your water to filter. That is because under-sink reverse osmosis systems are directly connected to your sink, providing pure, clean water right from your faucet.

Not only is clean, contaminant-free water healthier for you, but it tastes better too. That is why many restaurants use water treatment systems with reverse osmosis—it improves the taste of food. In fact, according to foodandwaterwatch.org, consumer standards for tap water are more stringent than bottled water, so bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or healthier than municipal water.

Benefit #4: Reverse Osmosis System Will Save You Money

A reverse osmosis system does not replace a water softener, but it does remove calcium and magnesium that cause hard water. This will help prevent limescale buildup in your kitchen faucet and pipes, coffeemaker, and in some homes, the refrigerator ice maker. 

Reverse osmosis systems last longer, and you will not have to spend extra money on repairs and replacements. In addition, a RO under-sink system is affordable, requires minimal installation, and is easy to maintain. If you currently use bottled water, you can fill a reusable bottle with reverse-osmosis-treated water for clean, refreshing water on the go instead. 

Think of all the money you will save: The average American drinks some 45.2 gallons of bottled water each year. At an average of $1.50/bottle, that is $9.60 per gallon, which amounts to more than $400 per year per person. That is compared to a few cents per gallon for tap water.

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Reverse Osmosis And Their Multiple Water Filtration Stages

Available from Aqualite US, the Puronics® MicroMax™ 7000, MicroMax™ 6500, and MicroMax™ 6000 series are the perfect solution for bringing clean drinking water into your home.

The reverse osmosis system functions by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane under pressure, separating contaminants from the water-based on their molecular weight.

These RO systems also rely on multiple filtration stages to progressively reduce fine particles and common water contaminants, reducing impurities such as chlorine, chloride, lead, sodium, sulfate, calcium, mercury, arsenic, and fluoride.

A Puronics® under-sink reverse osmosis system includes:

  • A mechanical 5-micron graded density water filter protects the system from dirt, rust, and sediment as small as 2/10,000 of an inch.
  • Activated carbon absorption passes water through a high-capacity, porous carbon filter, ensuring maximum dichlorination.
  • Ultra-filtration (UF) uses an ultra-fine filter to act as a barrier to waterborne cysts, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
  • A FilmTec® TFC membrane to reduce dissolved solids.

Our mission at Aqualite is to provide every home with safe, clean drinking water. We offer a free in-home water test so you can know what is in your water. It takes 10 minutes or less, and afterward, our friendly technician will provide recommendations for addressing any water quality issues you may have. Every program is individually tailored, so you know you will get the best solution for your needs. Contact us today!

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