You are what you drink.
Water is the most abundant substance in the human body and essential in nearly every aspect of our survival. It is necessary to maintain focus, lubricate joints for fluid movement, and regulate skin and body temperature. Simply put, clean water may be considered the single most important factor for healthy living and growth.
Legal water does not mean clean water
For such an important resource, it will surprise you how overlooked water regulation is. According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, over 60,000 chemicals are used within the United States, yet only 91 of those are on the contaminant list in the Safe Drinking Water Act.1 These chemicals can make their way into our water sources from factory waste, runoff from roofs and roads, and mining activities like fracking. To make matters worse, there are often hundreds of water providers that are poorly regulated, making it nearly impossible to truly know where your water is coming from. There are over 600 water utilities in NJ alone!
Just a handful from the long list of chemicals found in your tap water
How harmful can they be?
Many of these chemicals are associated with a risk of cancer and other diseases, even at small doses. They accumulate and build up in body tissue, which ultimately affects developmental and hormonal systems until it's too late. Don't you deserve better?
How about bottled water?
While bottled water is often advertised as "pure" or "natural", the reality is that there is no guarantee it is cleaner or safer than tap. In fact, a 4-year review conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle.
There is also a risk that chemicals such as BPA and phthalates can seep into the water, especially if they are stored in bottles for extended periods of time. Disposable plastic bottles and water coolers are often stored in shipping containers, warehouses, and retail outlets for weeks. Although there are regulatory standards limiting phthalates in tap water, there are no legal limits for phthalates in bottled water -- the bottled water industry waged a successful campaign opposing the FDA proposal to set a legal limit for these chemicals.2
Or portable water filtration?
Portable water filtration systems, often pitchers or small units that attach to your faucet, are one small step in removing harmful contaminants from your water. These filters are typically using activated carbon, which bonds with organic compounds like chlorine, to pull it from the tap before reaching your cup. It is a great way to remove odors and taste from water and we use it in our systems as well. However, the carbon filter alone is not capable of removing sediment, microorganisms, or bacteria, and so is only a partial solution.
DIY Reverse Osmosis
It's no secret that reverse osmosis has been around for a long time. You may have even seen systems in your local hardware store for DIY installation. These are great for general filtration but not necessarily a long-lasting, high-quality solution. The key to optimizing your water filtration setup is in the right combination of parts and filters that are used.
Filter ImperfectionDifferent water sources mean different contaminants, which are best removed using specific filter types and sizes. The types of filters used can also affect clogging, the frequency of change, and lifespan of your system.
Water LeakageVarying water pressure can warp filter housing, preventing proper sealing and leading to leaks. The quality of the housing is a large factor in the lifespan of the system as well.
Improper InstallationEveryone's pipes are a little different. You may hear noises such as gurgling, tapping, or whistling if improperly installed.
We have a solution
For over 25 years, we have installed, routinely serviced, and updated our reverse osmosis system to optimize its performance, durability, and lifespan. Our Unlimited Drinking Water service is customized specifically to your home, and includes all the proper filters, part replacements, and experience so you never have to worry.Learn More