Basic reverse osmosis facts
Do I need to have reverse osmosis?
Yes, if you are located in an area where your water source is from a well, spring, river or any other source not using an officially treated water process.
Note: additional steps may be necessary such as UV light for disinfection of microbes.
How does reverse osmosis work?
A reverse osmosis (RO) system filters your water through a semi-permeable membrane where it removes all total dissolved solids.
It allows 5 to 15 % of the water to pass into your holding tank and flushes out the balance.
The filtered water you drink is taken from this holding tank.
Advantages of RO systems
Disadvantages of RO systems
What if someone wants to test my water?
Often companies will market their reverse osmosis (RO) systems by using a demonstration that measures the TDS (total dissolved solids).
The TDS Test measures the total of dissolved minerals in the water‚ primarily calcium, sodium and magnesium‚ and has little or nothing to do with contaminant levels.
If you are unsure of the quality or safety of your drinking water, have it officially tested by a laboratory.