Why Filter My Water?
Water is the most important natural resource in our lives. 60 - 70
percent of our bodies are made of water. Water is the basic ingredient
in our blood, sweat, tears and urine. Fluid bathes over 100 Trillion
cells in an adult body. Each day we exhale an average of 1/3 of a quart
of water, loose an additional one pint through over 2 million sweat
glands and excrete an additional 1.5 quarts of water. And all of this
water must be replaced or we will feel thirsty or become faint. Loose 5
percent of our water volume and we will start to hallucinate and 15
percent usually brings about death. Most people can not survive more
than 5 days without water.
By now it should be obvious that the purity of your drinking water is
a vital concern. And although your Municipal water supply does an
excellent job of providing clean drinkable water, they often fall short
when it comes to dissolved chemicals, minerals and even carcinogens. But
the fault does not lie with your Municipal water supply - the issue is
that water is the worlds best solvent. More chemical compounds can be
readily dissolved into water than into any other solvent known to man
and your Municipal water supply does not possess the technology needed
to filter out all of these dissolved compounds. Fortunately, you can
filter up to 99%
with the correct water filter technology.
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Some facts to consider
Each and every year we put over 800 billion gallons of leachate
from septic tanks and cesspools into the ground.
In addition, we dump millions of gallons of raw sewage into our
lakes and rivers every year.
Older underground gasoline tanks continue to leak gasoline into
the ground and existing contamination will continue to spread from
sites that have been reclaimed.
The chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies inject
liquid wastes into deep wells or store these chemicals in lagoons
and evaporation pits. Some of these chemicals seep into our ground
Some of the ammonia fertilizer we use on our crops seeps into the
ground water supply where it breaks down into nitrites & then
nitrates. Nitrates limit our bodies ability to absorb oxygen from
There are over 30,000 potentially hazardous waste sites across
America and many of them are leaking dangerous chemicals into our
Carbon tetrachloride (a cleaning fluid) has been found in many
municipal water supplies. This chemical compound has been known to
cause kidney failure, hear failure, cirrhosis of the liver and blood
Cancer causing toxins and organic chemicals enter our surface
water supplies through accidental spills, run-off and water
treatment. Many of these chemical compounds are produced
synthetically and they decompose in our water supply.
Over 30,000 pestacides and herbicides from over 800 chemical
compounds are manufactured and used in the United Sates. The residue
from these pestacides and herbicides runs off and finds its way into
the ground, lake and river water supplies.
Your municipal water supply is powerless against all of these
contaminants. The best they can do is to filter your water through a
sand filter (similar to a swimming pool sand filter) and then
chlorinate to kill any bacteria based pathogens. The rest is left up
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How clean does my water need to be?
Or better yet, how clean do you want your water to
be? Order a water analysis report from your Municipal water supply
and then use the internet to look up the contaminants listed in the
report. Then install a water filter or filters that are targeted to
the contaminants in your drinking water. Boiling will not work
because boiling your water will not remove most chemicals that are
absorbed in the water. And chlorination does nothing more than kill
any bacteria based pathogens that may be in the water.
How about Bottled Water?
In some cases, bottled water is nothing more than someone else's
Municipal water supply. In other cases, bottled water is from a
ground water source such as a natural spring. Bottled water is often
no better and sometimes worse than water from your own kitchen
faucet. Water "bottled at the source" is nothing more than water
that is bottled at the spring as opposed to being carried to a
bottling facility by a tanker truck.
Are water filter pitchers any good?
There is fundamentally nothing wrong with a water filter pitcher
other than it's a really impractical solution. At most, a water
filter pitcher will filter 2 quarts of water at a time and the water
is not ready for immediate consumption. You have to wait some period
of time for the activated carbon filter to absorb impurities from
the pitcher of water. In other words, a water filtering pitcher is
not an on demand system.
The right solution is a in-line water
filter that can deliver a endless supply of drinking
water and cooking water on demand.
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