You may not think so, but America's tap water is teaming with synthetic organic chemicals, biological parasites, heavy metals, chlorination by-products and virtually thousands of contaminants that are harmful to the human body.
As an individual concerned about health issues would you honestly want your children drinking that contaminated water? All you have to do is conduct the "swimming pool test" on water to see for yourself that water is full of chlorine.
Studies today show that bottled water that you buy in the grocery store is not any purer than tap water, it just costs more. Many quality home water purification systems can provide water that is far greater to bottled water, at just a fraction of the cost, and, what is more, you do not have to lug home those gallon jugs of purified water.
I happened to be in the home water purification business for a time in the late 80's. If it did one thing, it was to increase my awareness one hundredfold of all of the bad things that are lurking in our tap water such as chlorine, lead, mercury and the list goes on.
There are many purification units available today. How do you know which one is the best for you to get? You certainly do not want your children to drink anything harmful, would you? We are going to compare two basic water purification units that you can hook up anywhere in your house.
The Aquasana AQ-4000 has had the honor of being voted the "Best Buy for Water Filter" for the years 2003 to 2006 by the Consumer's Digest. With the basic unit you get the faucet adapter, 2 cartridges and installation instructions.
The AQ-4000 dual filter system is able to produce healthy, great tasting water because it uses a combination of ion exchange, carbon filtration and sub-micron filtration.
This water filtration system has been certified and tested under NSF Standards 42 and 53. This water filtration system reduces:
o 99.99% of Parasitic cysts (Giardia and Cryptosporidium)
o Chlorine along with chlorine odor and taste
o MTBE's and VOC's
o This unit is able to remove sulfur odor from most of the locations in the US
o Dimensions: 9 1/2 "x 7" x 3 3/4 "
o Stabilizes PH between 7.25 and 8.5
o .5 GPM flow rate
Filters should be changed in the Aquasana AQ-4000 either every 6 months or 500 gallons. The price of this unit is $ 124.99. The replacement cartridge cost and capacity is equal to $ 48/500 gallons. The per gallon "Cost Of Use" is equal to 9.6 cents per gallon.
Aqua-Pure DWS1000 tm
This drinking water filtration system that has twin cartridges installs in seconds on any standard kitchen faucet. It will provide up to 30 gallons of high-quality, ultra-filtered water an hour for cooking, drinking and adding to beverages.
The Aqua-Pure DWS1000 tm filters out the sediment, cysts, lead, rust, VOC and offers MTBE protection. This point of use water filtration system is so much less expensive than bottled water. The AquaPure DWS1000 come with a faucet that is lead free, pipe connections, installation hardware and even a built-in monitoring device that will shut off the water to remind you that it's time to change the cartridge.
The retail price of the Aqua-Pure DWS1000 tm is $ 349.95. The Replacement Cartridge Cost & Capacity is $ 79.99 for 625 gallons and the Per Gallon "Cost Of Use" is equal to 13 cents per gallon.
I believe that these are the two best water purification units on the market today. Whichever unit you decide to choose, rest assured that it will be a good decision!