Water purification vs. water treatment on Long Island

December 4, 2020

You want your Long Island home to have healthy, great-tasting drinking water – who wouldn’t? However, trying to figure out the right water treatment solution can be difficult. Do you need a purification system? A filtration system? What exactly does water treatment entail, anyway? Here’s a look at the difference between water purification and water treatment.

Water treatment

Water treatment is the process of improving the quality of water, such as making it safe to drink, removing specific contaminants, or improving the taste. There are a variety of water treatment methods, including water purification and water filtration. Water purification is a water treatment method that removes chemicals, viruses, biological contaminants and other contaminants. This is often accomplished through a chemical process. Water filtration, on the other hand, is a water treatment process that removes minerals and other contaminants by running water through a physical barrier that allows the water to pass but traps the contaminants. Unlike water purification, water filtration does not remove potential viruses or chemicals.

Water purification

Water purification is a great way to rid your water of invisible issues, such as waterborne biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria, chemicals, volatile gases, heavy metals, cysts, and other contaminants. Water purification can occur through a variety of methods, including distillation, boiling, adding iodine, and more.

Water distiller purification systems

At Aqua Doctor, water purification is just one way we provide solutions for water treatment on Long Island. Our water distiller purification systems heat water to its boiling point in order to separate impurities from the water. The water becomes vapor or steam, and is then condensed back into pure liquid form. The impurities are left behind as residue and are removed from the drinking water. Distilled water contains virtually no minerals, solids or trace elements – just natural, clean, healthy water.

Water filtration

Water filtration is another great way to remove contaminants from your drinking water. Water moves through a fine membrane, forcing contaminants to stay behind. However, when considering which option for water treatment in Long Island is right for you, it’s important to note that water filtration will not remove viruses, bacteria, or other chemicals. There are a variety of water filtration methods, including reverse osmosis, activated carbon, carbon block, deionization, and more.

Reverse osmosis drinking water systems

Our reverse osmosis drinking water systems reduce water’s mineral content by pushing the water through a semi-permeable membrane. This process reduces and even removes chlorine, sediments, and VOCs. You get fresh, clean water conveniently from your tap, and can even save money since you no longer need to purchase expensive bottled water.

Whole house carbon filters

At Aqua Doctor, we also offer whole house carbon filters. This filter features an automatic backwash control head, which prevents channeling and helps keep the carbon cleaner. There is also an insulated tank jacket and a bypass for servicing. The carbon filter system works by using activated carbon to target volatile organic compounds, such as trichloroethylene, benzene, petroleum-related compounds, and a variety of pesticides. As water enters your home, the sediment and tank filtration systems remove contaminants from the water.

About Aqua Doctor

Aqua Doctor offers water treatment, purification, and filtration solutions for Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our systems are built from the very best of materials, are cost effective, and in most cases require just one visit per year! We also install and service water treatment systems, and can even build a system to fit your specific needs. To learn more about our water treatment options, give us a call at 631-767-1294 or click here to book online.

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