What's the Difference Between Tap Water and Purified Water
The Tap water in your home goes through a conventional method of treatment that utilizes chemicals to assist in the filtering process.
Initially COAGULANT CHEMICALS are added which causes particles to cling together to form larger particles.
The water is then filtered through sand and other granular material to separate the particles from the water. ORGANISMS such as CRYPTOSPORIDIUM and GIARDIA can pass through conventional treatment systems because they do not coagulate.
Chlorine is then used to treat the VIRUSES and MICRO_ORGANISMS that pass and may not destroy them. A major concern is that chlorine combines with micro-organisms left over to form undesirable byproducts such as THIHLOMETHANES, which can contribute to early miscarriage and other health problems.
A simple measurement of cleanliness for water is the T.D.S.TEST, or TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS per million part of water test. Municipalities originally used 250 parts per million (p.p.m.) as the safety margin. This was raised to 500 T.D.S. because water districts could no longer comply. Test results of water in our area are consistently over 140 to 606 - T.D.S. In a report published by the Illinois Department of Health, "The only effective means of reducing total dissolved solids is by reverse osmosis; however, removal by this means is not economical for municipal water supplies
At Pure Water Depot
We remove 95% or more of all contaminants in your water supply and typically show a reading below 10 parts per million of T.D.S. This is accomplished without the use of chemical additives and relies instead on state-of-the art membrane filtration, including the use of reverse osmosis.