Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Water Filtration

Two months ago I spent some time researching water supply in America and the contaminants that may be in our water systems. I will add my direct links and evidence of my research. I looked into the difference between my Brita Filter we were using, vs. distillation, vs. reverse osmosis... and the list goes on. I wanted something that I knew would remove things such as fluoride and Pharmaceutical Waste. Although my baby is not yet drinking water, he will be soon and I don't want to be the sieve for him while he is still nursing. My personal recommendation is to have a reverse osmosis system installed in your home. For my family I have chosen to go through Culligan, only because it was broken into an affordable monthly payment and my husband and I did not have to stress the installation of the system. Most reverse osmosis systems waste 3 gallons of water for every gallon of filtered water, Culligan claims to only waste one gallon per gallon. I am completely satisfied and confident that I have made the best decision with this for my family.

I encourage anyone concerned about the quality of their own water to find their local water quality report( www.epa.gov/ogwdw ). Find out what is in your own water... and from that look into a specific water filtration system that will remove the contaminants specific to your needs.

1 comment:

  1. We have this same system. My family and I live in Cali and before we got this system installed you could see things literally floating in the water. Now our water is amazing. It tastes better then any water I have ever had. And another plus is now we don't have to buy water in the bottle. If you do the math on what it cost's to have this system in your home a month and what you spend on bottled water it adds up to be about the same. And you don't have to worry about recycling any bottles. Also a big thank you to you Emily for doing the research. Happy Drinking Everyone.