Everyone knows that you need to drink plenty of water to be healthy, but did you know that the type of water you’re consuming is also really important? There are many types of water and they can affect us differently. Staying hydrated is not always easy for everyone, but keep trying, keep drinking and keep working on being the healthiest you can be!
5 Types of Water You Need to Know About
Our customers ask us a lot about the difference between softened water versus filtered drinking water versus distilled water. These are some of the kinds we wanted to share with you:
This is the type of drinking water that comes out of your faucets. The source of tap water can be from a city or municipal water system or from a private well. It represents water that flows from the sourse (there are more than one) and into your faucets without any residential water treatment or water filtration before it reaches you. Untreated, unfiltered drinking water can be at risk for impurities, chemicals or other drinking water contaminants, so it is important to know what is in your water so you know how it could affect your health. Some contaminants can cause acute issues and others can create chronic illnesses.
To get this type of water, the process involves boiling water, collecting the steam created and then condensing the steam into a liquid state. In doing so, you can remove both impurities as well as natural minerals. Some minerals are needed for balance, so this is something to consider.
If your drinking water is contaminated, distilled water can be a substitute. One consideration, however, is that distilled water absorbs minerals from other sources. If it sits in a plastic container, it can absorb chemicals from the plastic over time. Although distilled water is safe to use from time to time, a reverse osmosis system could provide you with a better and safer solution.
This type of water comes from a natural, underground source, then it rises to the surface. Big companies usually collect the water from its source and then it goes through an effective water filtration process to remove contaminants and impurities, though natural minerals will remain.
Sometimes, even water that goes through a municipal water treatment process can still contain impurities. Filtered drinking water generally removes chlorine, chemicals and so on. When it comes to choosing a home water filter, you need to know that they vary widely. Reverse osmosis, distillation, and deionization are all types of purification processes. Our experts can help recommend the right system for your home and your family. Not all RO systems are made equal. Invest in an effective system even if that means it isn’t the lowest price tag.
Hard water usually contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. Water softeners won’t remove contaminants or impurities, but they sure can make life a little easier through the ion exchange process of removing those hard minerals like calcium and magnesium. You may even notice your skin and hair are softer, smoother and healthier!
No matter which of these types of water you have or need, now is the perfect time to call us and speak with one of our water treatment experts. We will first see what your water needs, then we will see what your family needs. Our Pacific Coast Water Systems Pure Plus RO drinking water system, with post-carbon filter for great fresh taste, effectively reduces 95-97% of Total Dissolved Solids and other harmful contaminants – and it is perfect for families!
From start to finish, our promise to you is that you ARE going to enjoy safe drinking water, improved drinking water and the best customer service out there. We hope to hear from you soon!
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