Should you invest in water purification?

Thoughts and ideas from Aqua Doctor Inc.
Should you invest in water purification?
October 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Aqua Doctor Inc.

Millions of Americans in 43 states are at risk of diseases due to dangerous chemicals found in drinking water, according to a recent study by non-profit organization Environmental Working Group and the Northeastern University.

The report found that the said states have areas, including drinking water locations, tainted with PFAS toxins commonly present in consumer goods such as textiles, cleaners, paper, paints, leather, wire insulation, and firefighting foams.

A scientist at the Environmental Working Group said the PFAS compounds stick to the blood, and increased levels of these in the body can cause health issues such as cancers, infertility, birth defects and a suppressed immune system.

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) argued that 92 percent of the water consumed by the American public daily meets all the EPA standards for drinking water, what about the 8 percent that doesn’t meet the requirements?

This fact alone should be reason enough why you should take water purity to the next level.

Investing in a water purification system will not only ensure your family gets to drink and use clean and healthy water – giving them added protection from certain diseases – it will also provide you with peace of mind.

Other benefits of adopting some type of water purification in your household include lower expenses as you refrain from purchasing bottled water, reduced carbon footprint (for not using plastic bottles), less plumbing contaminants, and healthier pets, plants, and food and beverages.

Water purification comes in many forms, the most common of which are filtration, distillation, and reverse osmosis.


Water filtration is the most popular and the quickest solution to filter out dirt, sediments, chemicals, bacteria, algae, parasites, and pollutants from water without altering its taste significantly.

There are many types of filters available, including carbon filters that target volatile organic compounds such as benzene, pesticides, petroleum-related compounds, and trichloroethylene.


This method involves heating the water, collecting the condensation from steam/ vapor, and condensing the steam/vapor back into liquid or “new” water.

Distillation systems eliminate impurities, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, viruses, organic and inorganic chemicals, and other contaminants.

Although the process is somewhat inconvenient, it ensures clean water free of all trace elements and minerals, including beneficial minerals. However, you can add mineral supplements or prepare a diet rich in essential minerals to make up for the lost ones.

Reverse osmosis

A process that uses a semi-permeable component aimed at reducing or removing water mineral content, sediments, large particles, chlorine and volatile organic compounds.

While reverse osmosis takes time and the system requires routine maintenance, users said it guarantees good-tasting water, which translates to flavorful food.

Ask the experts

It is true that improving the quality of water you drink and use can cost you extra, but its benefits will always outweigh the initial financial challenge, giving you more savings in the long run.

Keep in mind though that your investment decision on which water purification system to purchase largely depends on the existing condition of your water.

If you are not sure which system best suits your requirements, call Aqua Doctor today. We have a team of experts to address your concerns and identify the best solution for you.

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