One of the biggest influences on our health is the water that we drink. With our bodies being comprised of over 50% water, the things that we replenish it with, are literally the thing that we are made of. If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water, you have good reason. Most tap water contains more than just the essential things we need for good health. Due to ground water contamination and old plumbing supply lines, there are many contaminants that may be making their way into your body. Instead of reaching for bottled water, think about filtering your tap to supply you with enough fresh water for a lifetime.
There are many different types of water filtration systems that can filter tap water and make it just as good, if not better, than bottled water pure. The Watts Premier 531130 Filter-Pure UF-3 3-Stage Water Filtration System is just one of the systems that we reviewed in our efforts to find the best machines to deliver homes the purist water possible. It boosts as being able to reduce the environmental impact of bottled water by saving over 2,500 half liter boots of water that eventually end up in landfills.
The system comes complete with everything needed for installation at just under $150. When you consider the expense of bottled water, that is a great return on your money. The valve-in head on this unit shuts off automatically to make changing the filter easier. It also comes with a sleek faucet which has a no-air gap supply system that not only looks good, works wonderfully. It meets NSF/ANSI standard, filtering at three stages. Small and compact, its niche market is those who have limited spaces for installation.
Water flows through three different stages of filtration that work by removing minerals, sediment and chemicals. Removing VOCs, by-products and pesticides, it is a filter that can do it all. Unlike reverse osmosis systems, in an effort to remove things that are harmful, it doesn’t also reduce those nutrients which are essential. That is a major plus for your health. Being able to hide under the sink, and coming complete, it is a great system for those who want clean water without all the hassle of getting it.
What are the advantages?
This is a system that does a great job at removing all harmful contaminants in your water, in a small compact design. The three stages work effectively to remove contaminants from your drinking water. Without complicated installation, or filter changes needed, it is great for a first time homeowner. The filters only need replacement every 6 months or so, which cuts down on the cost of expensive and frequent filter changes.
What are the disadvantages?
This is a unit that may not work as well with heavily contaminated hard water. There are those who complain about the fittings of the unit itself and say that the installation was not as “easy” as advertised.
If you live in an apartment, or a starter home, and are looking for a filtration system to produce fresh and pure water at a nice price this may be the perfect water filtration system for you. Of those who purchased it, almost all rated it significantly higher than the average water system. Not many complaints were found, and at under $150 you really can’t go wrong. If you want to reduce your carbon foot print, and increase your health, this is probably the best money you can spend.