How Effective is Your Water Filter?
Drinking water straight from the tap is becoming less and less desirable by the majority of South Africans; not only is the taste somewhat questionable, but the contaminants, chemical’s and pollutants present in most municipal water are actually quite harmful to the human body – especially if they are consumed in large quantities.
This is the reason the majority of South Africans choose to either buy bottled water for drinking (LINK), or they use some sort of filtration mechanism through which their tap water is filtered and cleaned to a certain degree. But how efficient are your average water filters?
How effective is a Rock Filter?
Rock filters may be some of the least effective types of water filtration methods; the reason for this is that this type of system relies solely on mechanical filtration – whereby the water passes through various sized rocks. This means only hard particles are removed, and none of the microbial contaminants are filtered out. Furthermore, rock filters tend to harbour these hard particles, which may eventually leach into your water when dispensing.
How effective is a Jug Water Filter?
Jug water filters are affordable and convenient. They make use of small filters, some of which use granulated carbon to assist in filtering the water. This at least helps remove smaller particles, and some of the bacterial contaminants. While this is not the best method available, it is better than a rock filtration system.
How effective is an Under-Counter Filter?
Under-counter filtration systems are far more advanced than the previous two systems; fitting one of these devices means that all the water dispensed from that specific point in the home will be filtered. These filters contain rocks to help with sediment filtration, as well as granulated carbon to remove smaller particles. They are much larger in size, and for this reason can handle a much higher amount of water filtration per day. This is a great solution for anyone looking for long-term filtration methods, especially those who are located in areas where water quality is poor.
How effeffective is a POU Water Filter System?
POU water systems make use of a similar style filter as under-counter filtration methods. The great benefit of this is two-fold; your water can be chilled or heated hen using this type of system, and the stainless steel components of the machine help combat any post-filter contamination. POU water coolers use advanced filter systems – superseding under-counter filters.
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