Why Filter Water

Water is a natural solvent meaning it dissolves salts, minerals, metals, chemicals be they: synthetic, organic, inorganic and water carries microbiological diseases, radiation, sediment, color, odor, and gases. At any point water can pick up contaminants traveling through pipes.

We expect our water to be of high quality and safe for drinking.   Community water is strongly regulated by the US EPA  and bottled water is lightly overseen by the FDA.   But despite these regulatory agency there are many factors that can undermine the intent to provide superior drinking water to your kitchen sink or bottle water dispenser.   The best assurance for having quality drinking water  is to filter the water at the point of use.


Contaminants find their way into the water supply chain even after tap water has been processed by municipalities, bottled water companies or  whole house water treatment system.  Point-of-Use water filtration provides the highest quality drinking water due to its position in the deliver chain of the water.  Because it eliminates contaminants right before  consumption of your drinking water, you can remove the chance of further contamination prior to drinking. 


Choosing the right filter system is an important step in the having the right protection for the contaminants that are present in your water supply chain.  Before you choose a filter system do a little research regarding what contaminants are in your water.   If you are on a well system the responsibility solely relies up you to know what is in your water.  If you are supplied by a municipality system then there should be a report that your town provides annually as to what is in your what.   Find out if your municipality treats the water with chlorine or chloramine, each acts differently in water and require different amount of time for removing. Chlorine is removed more quickly and therefore easier to remove with most carbon filter systems.  But chlorine has more disinfectant by-products that load a carbon filter faster and requires replacement more often than the chlorine recommendations.



Research shows that many people have been influenced by marketing that bottle water is safer than tap water.    Compared to unfiltered tap water that may be true for some brands.   But compared to Filter water that is not true.  Many cost comparison charts show that consumers who are buying bottled water are paying 1900 times more for bottled water.  This is based upon the idea that someone is buy all their water out of 12 or 16 oz. containers.  
Many brands of bottled water are derived from tap water and for those brands that are actually getting their water our of the ground they are putting in jeopardy the water supply for the surrounding communities.  In many cases paying nothing to very little for the water they are extracting from the ground.  Any chemical contaminants in the ground water supply may go completely unchecked due to lack of the US EPA's oversight concerning bottle water.
Once bottled water has been processed it is presumed safe.  Yet most water is processed in plastic bottles which begin to leach chemicals after exposure to sunlight, heat and prolong exposure (remembering water is a solvent).   Big bottles of water have not resolved their exposure to pathogenic germs due to dirty hands that load the water coolers.
Additional sources for drinking water are the self-service fill-up stations that are common in grocery stores and other supply supper stores.   These units are known to provide water that has been treated by superior water treatment systems that have less dissolved solids left in the water.   Though these systems do an excellent job at removing minerals, salts, inorganic compounds and metals, they have a higher negative impact on the environmental by dumping more water than they treat down the drain. And the self-service fill-up water stations are a constant source for exposure to germs, bacteria, and viruses.   The refill plastic bottles break down and leach chemicals into the water resulting in exposure to  hormone disrupting chemicals. And unfortunately 86% of plastic bottles do not get recycled.
Point-of-use filters not only provide the best solution to superior drinking water but are always a more economical,  environmentally friendly and convenient choice for drinking water.
We at Filters for Tap can help you make the right choice.