Purified Water: Broken Down
Updated: Jan 5
The Safe Drinking Water Act was originally passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. Although our drinking water is generally deemed "safe", contaminants in natural sources are still found.
The World Health Organization developed a scale based on preferable levels of "Total Dissolved Solids" in water. The scale measures microgranular levels of chemicals in the water. To receive an "Excellent" rating, water must have an under 300 TDS rating. Chemicals in water can pose health disturbances and affect taste.
135-150 Convenience Store Bottled Water
0-225 Acceptable Quantity (US Standards)
250-500 Average TDS in US
500+ Not Recommended
What is filtered out?
When we break down what "filtered water" is really removing for us, it paints a pretty gross picture of potential consumption! A good water filter such as the proprietary one used in WaterStations, filters these solvents:
Rust Chlorine Metals Mercury
Dust Solvents Arsenic 99.9% of Bacteria
Clay Pesticides Phamaceuticals Mold
Pipe Residue Organic Compounds Lead Algae
So you're more convinced that filtered water is the way to go! Imagine how the users of the new machines will feel when they step up to their water source meant just for them to access clean, fresh drinking water!