Why do I need a water purification system, you may ask? Because there are no "water laws", only federal "guidelines" that your municipal, city, county or rural water systems may or may not meet. They can basically give you whatever they want to, and get away with it. The same goes for the bottled water industry. When I worked with Culligan Water I traveled extensively and found many cities that do not meet the "guidelines" set for drinking water, including purity (total dissolved solids) and disinfection/chlorination/ammonation procedures, for bacterial purposes.
Ah, but I drink bottled water you say. Although you have seen and heard the advertisements for bottled water and believe it to be purified, bottled water distributors are governed by the same "guidelines" as the city, municipality or rural supplier. They may or may not meet these guidelines. They can take tap water, remove the chlorine, do nothing for purity and then charge $1.69 per gallon (National average) and believe me, some do exactly that. Hint: If it doesn't say purified by reverse osmosis on the bottle, don't bother. If it says enhanced with minerals be wary because it doesn't say which minerals. They do disinfect, but you are still drinking the dead bacteria.
Convenience is another factor in choosing a water purification system for your home versus bottled water. With a home purificaiton system, you enjoy purified water immediately, no worires about running out of water. With bottled water you have the hassle of going to the grocery store to purchase, lugging home cases of bottles, storage of the bottles, and eventually disposal of the bottles.
Most rural systems "dump" slugs of chlorine into their systems periodically instead of injecting on a daily basis. As a result of this, you may have experienced powerful "whiffs" of what smells like swimming pool water in your drinking water at certain times of the month. This is bad. Chlorine and ammonia are both used for disinfection and are powerful oxidizers but are also known carcinogens (cancer causing). The safe drinking water "guidelines" call for approximately 1 part per million (ppm) or less of total chlorine and 3 ppm classified as not safe at all, plus you still drink all of that dead bacteria in the chlorinated water. If not chlorinated, we would all have dysentery or malaria, but this does not mean we have to drink or bathe in chlorine.
As you can see on the list below, reverse osmosis removes these contaminants and bacteria (dead or alive), at the rejection rates noted.
Membrane Rejection Characteristics
Ion % RejectionCalcium 93-98Sodium 92-98Magnesium 93-98Potassium 92-96Manganese 96-98Iron 96-98Aluminum 96-98Copper 96-98Nickel 96-98Cadmium 93-97Silver 93-96Zinc 96-98Mercury 94-97Hardness (CA & MG) 93-97Radioactivity 93-97Chloride 92-95Ammonium 80-90Bromide 90-95Phosphate 95-98Chromate 85-95Syanide 85-95Sulfate 96-98Thiosulfate 96-98Silicate 92-95Nitrate 90-95Boron 50-70Borate 30-50Fluoride 92-95Polyphosphate 96-98Orthophosphate 96-98Lead 95-98Bacteria 99.9
Unfortunately, to remove the bad minerals some of the good minerals must also be removed. Mainly calcium and magnesium. Here in the Jackson, MS area we have soft water, which is absent of calcium and magnesium. Most doctors and nutritionists agree that we should get our good minerals from the food and supplements we take not from the water we drink.
If you've got questions about water treatment then please look through our Frequently Asked Questions page.
5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System$525.00 (plus 7% sales tax) Includes installation in Mississippi
Reverse osmosis was first developed by the military for their submarines to desalinate seawater into drinking water. When the Navy was doing this it took a large room to house all of the necessary equipment to purify the water. Now, we can scale that system down to fit under your kitchen sink, bathroom lavatory, or bar, wherever you prefer.
Reverse osmosis filtration removes 98% of all dissolved solids (minerals) as well as volatile organic compounds and 99.9% of bacteria, whether it is dead or alive. This process, in many cases, leaves the water pure enough at this point, to dialyze kidney patients. It is now the preferred method of some bottled water manufacturers to filter their water, the only problem is that once purified, they blend dirty water with the pure and call it enhanced with minerals. It doesn't list on the bottle which minerals are good or bad, so be wary.p>Our reverse osmosis system can filter up to 50 gallons per day. The system includes a kitchen sink faucet connection kit as well as connection to refrigerator cold water dispenser and ice maker. Designer faucets are available in various colors, faucet heights, and reaches.
- Stage 1: 5M Sediment Filter in a clear housing.
- Stage 2: T-33 GAC (granular activated carbon) Cartridge in white filter housing.
- Stage 3: Carbon Block Cartridge in a white housing.
- Stage 4: 50 GPD (gallons per day) TFC Reverse Osmosis Membrane element in white membrane housing.
- Stage 5: In-line carbon polish filter for taste & odor.
Annual service call/disinfection/filter changes are $90.00 plus sales tax for customers in the Hinds, Madison and Rankin County area. An additional trip fee is added for customers outside this area. This does not include the reverse osmosis membrane replacement, as a membrane usually lasts 4 to 7 years; the cost for replacement is $65.00 plus 7% sales tax for Mississippi customers.
To order your 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System, contact us today!
Aquasana® Shower Water Filter$90.00 installed (plus 7% sales tax)
The Aquasana® Pure Shower System offers great health and cosmetic benefits to users and builds customer loyalty due to its quality and uniquness. With all the recent studies showing that our bodies take in 7-10 times more chlorine and other contaminants from showering than from drinking water, shower filters have grown rapidly in popularity. The aquasana® Pure Shower System is recommended by Dr. Julian Whitaker in his national news letter as well as by many other health and wellness experts.
Most other shower filters only have a one stage filter, our filter has 2. Stage 1 removes chlorine and enhances pH balance with a natural copper/ zinc mineral media called KDF-55D. The second filtration stage uses a carbonized coconut shell media for the removal of synthetic chemicals and VOCs that vaporize and can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin potentially causing adverse health and cosmetic effects. The result is the healthiest, most refreshing shower experience you'll ever have! We also have an optional hand held shower wand available for the shower filters.
Great benefits for asthma, allergy and chemical sensitivity sufferers due to the elimination of harmful chlorine vapors and VOCs. Cartridge should be serviced semi-annually at a cost of $32.00 plus applicable sales tax.
To order your Aquasana® Shower Water Filter, contact us today!