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Water is essential for our health. It not only keeps us, you know, alive, but it is just all around great for our body. There are many great benefits to drinking water each day, but have you thought about what is actually in your tap water?
I know a lot of people who wouldn’t even think about drinking their tap water. They either buy their water in various forms or use a filtering system. We didn’t have a filtering system or buy our water, yet I was still drinking my water straight from the tap. I always assumed that “no color, odor, or taste” was a general rule. I was seriously mistaken.
Why You Should Filter Your Tap Water
According to a study by the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 80% of our drinking water is contaminated with very low concentrations of chemicals. These chemicals are used everyday in homes, industry and agriculture, and even pharmaceuticals. This even includes human & veterinary drugs such as antibiotics, hormones, detergents, disinfectants, plasticizers, fire retardants, insecticides, & antioxidants.
Top 5 Toxins In Our Tap Water
- Heavy Metals (Lead & Mercury)
- Herbicides & Pesticides
- Chlorine & Chloramines
- Industrial Chemicals
I know that a few times I’ve had to dump out my cup of water because it had a funky taste. This isn’t normal for us and so just filled it back up & it tasted fine…or so I thought.
Filtering Tap Water
Having a water filtering system helps reduce even more of these contaminants. We have been thinking about getting some sort of water filtering device & now have an under counter water filtering system, thanks to Aquasana. As soon as it arrived, hubs hooked it up and we each had a taste test of the water. None of us were expecting the results. The taste alone of the filtered water was completely different..there was hardly any at all compared to our regular unfiltered tap water. I had no idea how bad our tap water tasted until I had a comparison. Our tap water normally tasted like metal & I didn’t even realize it! After using filtered water in my iCoffee machine, the coffee even tastes better!
The Aquasana 3-Stage Under Counter Water Filter has Selective CLARYUM® Filtration, reducing 66 contaminants while retaining beneficial minerals for optimal hydration (like Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium). Compare that to the leading water filter pitcher only reducing 5 contaminants!
NSF Certified Claryum® filtration technology independently tested and proven to remove over 97% of chlorine and chloramines. It also reduces:
- Heavy metals like lead and mercury
- Chlorine resistant cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium
- Organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
- Pharmaceuticals like estrone and ibuprofen
The 3 filters for the 3-Stage Under Counter Water Filtering System has Claryum Technology & alerts you when it’s time to change your filters.
- Activated Carbon – reduces pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs and MTBE.
- Catalytic Carbon – targets chlorine and chloramines.
- Ion Exchange – filters heavy metals like lead and mercury.
- Absolute Sub-Micron Mechanical Filtration – captures asbestos and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.
The filters last up to 6 months. Replacement is simply with the twist off design.
Here, guys, is the visual proof that this filter system works. Take a look at these unedited images that I took of two bottles of water – one with filtered tap water and the other with unfiltered tap water:
Unfiltered Tap Water
Filtered Tap Water
The unfiltered water image disgusted me. How did I not see that stuff before….I’ve been drinking that, ya’ll!!
If the images alone do not motivate you enough to filter your own tap water, then I don’t know what would convince you. You could buy water bottles…but who really wants to have to store it in a special spot in their house? PLUS, make sure to remember to stock up every week or so?! You could have a fancy water cooler system, but again, you have to have a large enough space to set it up in AND remember to order the water. With an under counter system like the Aquasana, it’s out of sight, out of mind. It even tells you when it’s time to replace the filters around every 6 months!
In conclusion, I urge you to look into how safe your drinking water really is and invest in some sort of clean drinking water system. I’ve always trusted our water company to take special care of us, but we need to take that extra step ourselves.
Are you concerned about how safe your tap water really is?