Reverse osmosis is a vital process for ensuring that we have safe water. Ingeniously using a membrane filter, this is the system to protect us from two things that can harm us in the modern age. Having a reverse osmosis system in your home will not only keep your family out of harm’s way, but it will also save you money: say goodbye to relying on bottled water. Say hello to water that is better in many ways.
Your water supply comes into your home through a delivery system of pipes. Depending on the age of those pipes, the water they bring up through the ground into your house may contain harmful pollutants. If your pipes are very old, there may be traces of such dangerous elements as lead, which helped poison people in the Roman Empire. It’s alarming that many cities urgently need to replace their aging and worn-out water pipes. Unless you’re lucky enough to have your own well or aquifer right by your house, you’ll have a long system of piping that connects the water supply from a reservoir or tower, etc. all the way to your property. A lot can go wrong along such a length of the water delivery system: for instance, lead leaching in from corroded parts of the pipe or dirt or biohazards from breaks in the pipe. There could also be harmful gardening chemicals making it through the soil into sections of broken pipework.
Even if you live in a brand-new house, your water supply will surely come through older pipes. However, worn-out, decomposing piping is only part of the problem.
The water we drink and wash with tends to be chlorinated. Cities and district municipalities have been relying on chlorine to sterilize water supplies for years. Without it, bacteria and pollution that rainwater traps as it falls, lands, and runs into rivers, lakes and aquifers would turn up in our home water supplies. If you have a private well, think about the dirt in it.
To be fair, chlorine does a good job of killing these pathogens and microbes. Unfortunately, reactions can occur between it and the organic matter it’s trying to sterilize. This results in carcinogenic Trihalomethanes. In other words, the same chemical that is supposed to keep your water safe can expose you to a cancer risk.
Happily, a reverse osmosis system can take care of these problems. By removing many types of ions and molecules from water, not only can it keep such intruders as bacteria and chlorine from your supply, but it can also keep out the awful tastes these will produce.
The secret to reverse osmosis is its process. It strains water through a semi-permeable barrier, which has a “mesh gauge” of 0.00000004 inches. This grade of membrane ensures that the water that filters through is pure enough to guarantee the absence of nasties such as arsenic, lead, and other contaminants. With a reverse osmosis (RO) system in place, over 99% of minerals and other dissolved pollutants never make it to your faucets, never mind out of them.
As towns and municipalities all across the US face the long and difficult task of updating and upgrading their aged and deteriorating water delivery systems and channels, one thing is for certain. The battle will involve a major casualty: the tap water that Americans assume is safe.
The good news is that having an RO system installed is a very simple and affordable process. Reverse osmosis is so effective that, as it lets only the smaller parts of the solution (i.e., the water itself) through, it’s the only process that can turn seawater into drinking water. Bottled water companies have been making use of this miracle technology for a long time. You can customize your needs by getting an RO system that’s right for your home.
Safeguarding your family’s health has never been easier. Reverse osmosis is the system that means you can have water that tastes better, and that is far purer and safer than before. Rest assured that you’ll notice the difference. The money you’ll save from not buying bottled water will prove just how valuable and effective RO is. It’s the cure for bad water.