Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reverse Osmosis?
It is a membrane filtration technology that works by forcing water under pressure through the very tiny pores of a semi-permeable membrane. Modern reverse osmosis units for the home combine membrane technology with carbon and mechanical filtration to produce highly purified, great-tasting water.
Why are RO units so popular?
Because they produce great-tasting, very pure water at a reasonable price when compared to buying bottled water, and in a trouble-free, fully automatic format to boot. Committed water drinkers know, not all water tastes the same.
Will R.O. remove Sodium from the water?
YES! Reverse Osmosis was originally designed to make sea water drinkable for the navy. It is ideal for anyone on a low sodium diet.
How does Reverse Osmosis differ from a Water Filter?
Ordinary water filters use a screen to separate only particles of dirt sediment from water. Reverse osmosis employs a semipermeable membrane that removes not only particles but also an extremely high percentage of dissolved contaminants-molecule by molecule- from raw tap water.
Do reverse osmosis units need electricity?
No, they run on water pressure. You need electricity only if you add an electric pressure-boost pump or an ultraviolet lamp. Standard units have neither and normally don’t need them.
How long will a reverse osmosis unit last?
Virtually forever if you service it regularly and replace parts that wear out, like the storage tank and the ledge faucet.