Antonio Scotti wrote:Hi,
I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this, but could not find any other related to water issues. If anyone know another forum is better please let me know so I'll repost.
So, I live in big city in Spain and our tap water is not very nice, both chlorine and other chemical, non natural substances, are to be found in the water the water agency sends us every day. High levels of chlorine make the taste disgusting, the other substances although in very small quantities (there are apparently over 500 chemical compounds in our water) are probably no good to be drank over a long time, despite the agency saying the contrary.
I was looking for a water filter to put in line but I am not sure which one would do the job. There are carbon filters, ceramic filters and reverse osmosis filters.
Reverse osmosis filters are probably the best with respect to filtering power but they discard a lot of water and leave the water almost like distilled water. On the other hand
other hand all resellers I have consulted say that their filter is the best (on the same price scale) no matter what, so it is not easy to make an informed decision unless one knows a lot on the topic it seems to me.
So does anyone have ideas on what parameters are worth checking in order to choose which filter is more appropriate and sufficient for my situation? Or even if it is actually worth considering having any filter at all (may be just a simple one for removing chlorine)
For sure I don't need any sanitation services done by the filter since the water is already sanitized because of chlorine.
Actually I will need one that removes it. But this is the easy part I guess. The filter has to screen out chemicals such as trialomethanes to say one, which I know are present in the municipal water of the city where I live and may be what remains of heavy metals or other chemical compounds.
Cody DeBaun wrote:I really want to get a Berkey, those seem like a nice medium between plumbed in-line filters and disposable cheapo ones, particularly for someone not confident in their plumbing skills or with concerns about their rental situation.
That being said, Henry any idea where I could find that filter system? Looks simple, easy to use and like it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
If your water has a high chlorine content I would also look into filters for your bathtub/shower head. Many chemicals including chlorine, flouride and carcinogenic 'disinfection byproducts' (DBP's) are absorbed through the skin and the lungs (steam) when you bathe.
Jesselamp man wrote:Possessing filtered regular water can be really a exact excellent thought for any range of explanations.