City potable* water (source) enters the system with TDS** from 120 to over 300 ppm.
The first stage of the filtering process is a large carbon tank. This reduces most of the chlorine and larger foreign particles and other chemicals that may be associated with the city water.
The second stage is a dual softening tank system that removes the hardness from the water so elements like calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, and sediment don’t gum up the fine filtering elements that follow.
The third stage is a large 20″ (5 micron) sediment filter to catch any turbidity (fine sand/sentiment)
The fourth stage is dual R/O (reverse osmosis) membrane. This is the “grand-daddy” of filters because it rejects most anything that doesn’t belong in pure water like:
- mercury, arsenic, lead, nickel, etc.
- nitrates, chorides, sulfate, iron, etc.
- formaldehyde, dyes, bacteria, viruses, etc.
- and much more…
The fifth stage is a special filter that does the final cleaning and leaves the water with a smooth, clean taste.
The sixth stage is ultraviolet sterilizer that kills 99.9% of any bacteria that may have snuck through from city water.
The final, seventh stage, has “mini” filters on each faucet of the fill station. The result is superior quality drinking water with a fresh, clean, great taste. The quality and taste that our customers expect and enjoy!
*potable water is “water deemed clean enough for human consumption”.
- But, due to the inconsistencies in the quality of the source water that the local municipality provides, makes it each individual’s choice if “tap water” is suitable for human consumption. Remembering that “tap water” quality is influenced by the weather, season/temperature, earth shifts, population, hydrological cycles and the chemicals like chlorine or chloramines added to the cuty drinking water supply as a disinfectant.
**TDS, total dissolved solids, in city water can range from 120ppm (parts per million) to over 300ppm. TDS can be hardness or other contaminants. TDS after our system is less than 1ppm and that comes from minerals retained for taste.