The Benefits Of Having A Home Water Filtration System

contaminated water - needs a water filterWho needs a water filtration system?

If you live in the United States and your water comes from a public supply or a private well, then you do. There are an amazing number of contaminants in the water supply that need to be filtered out and the city water treatment plants cannot completely remove all of the elements on the list. Some slip through the cracks. The treatment facilities do little or nothing to remove chemicals from the groundwater. Well, water is probably safe, but chemicals do sometimes seep into your water supply. Chlorine, chemicals, and gasoline additives are just a few of the chemicals that you have to look out for.

If you think that you do not need a water filter, open your eyes and look around. The public utility in your area probably provides tap water for hundreds of square miles. Look at the businesses around your home. Look at all the people. Look at the pollution in the streams. Everything that goes on the ground eventually ends up in the groundwater.

Local governments spray pesticides to control mosquito populations. Electricity providers spray herbicides to prevent trees and bushes from growing near their main lines. No public water filtration system can remove all of the pesticides and herbicides from the water. But, in home water filtration systems like the AquaOx water filtration system can.

Every time that a customer overfills his tank and gasoline spills on the ground, it eventually ends up in the water. The storage tanks for gasoline are underground. You may have seen stations closed, while they dig up and replace their tanks. They did it because the tanks were leaking.

MTBEs are gasoline additives that have been found in public water supplies around the country. It can end up in good water, too if there is a nearby storage tank. It tastes bad, smells bad, and it may cause cancer. Only an excellent water filter can remove MTBE. There are only a few that do.

Your public treatment plants can do nothing about lead in your tap water. The toxic metal lines the pipes that carry the water from the facility to your home. If your home is older, it may even be in the pipes inside your home. You can have your water tested for lead, or you can only buy an in-home system that is certified to block the toxin. Once again, only a few do.

Government officials have stated that no matter how good the public water treatment is, it can not guarantee the absence of Cryptosporidium, a parasite responsible for the deaths of over a hundred people in Milwaukee. It was in the drinking water. Apparently, there is no “feasible” way to test for the microbe. Only a micron filtration system can block it.

Steam Can Cause Airborne Contamination

Chlorine vapors trigger asthma and allergy attacks. When you breathe in chlorine, the side effects could include unexplained headaches and dizziness. A solution for this is a shower filtration system, which will filter out chlorine, preventing the build up of chloroform gas your home.

No one knows for sure all the health problems that could be avoided by installing a quality in-home filtration system. With over 2000 different chemicals found floating around in our tap water and only, but a lowly couple being tested for, that pure, clear water coming from your tap may be clear.But it’s likely not all that pure and could very realistically be causing you and your family either immediate or long term health issues.

The filtration system used by your local utility company will probably protect you from cholera and dysentery, but it will not keep you safe from the dangers of lead, from cancer-causing chemicals and other health problems associated with chlorine. It’s up to you to defend your health and that of your family.

Most public water treatment plants sanitize the water by adding chlorine to it. Chlorine does a great job of neutralizing a lot of contaminants, but it doesn’t do a thing to lead or numerous chemicals readily found in our water. What is needed is a water filter that utilizes activated carbon and specialized micron filters to remove a multitude of contaminants, rendering the water safe for drinking and for any other use around a home.


You can protect your health and that of your family if you invest in a good whole house water filter. You should do some research first because advertising claims are not always 100% honest. But, we have found a water filtration system that has been tested to block chlorine, VOCs, TTHMs, lead, mercury and other harmful elements that could be in your water. We mentioned it above: the AquaOx water filter. You can connect with them on the AquaOx profile or see some educational water filtration facts on Pinterest.

How to Set Up the Mavea Water Filtration Pitcher | Willilams-Sonoma

How to Set Up the Mavea Water Filtration Pitcher | Willilams-Sonoma

Ensure that your family’s drinking water is fresh, great-tasting and free from chemicals and other contaminants by using the Mavea filtration pitcher.

The product featured in this video can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma:

Intex 1600 gph sand filter and salt-water filtration system in operation

Intex 1600 gph sand filter and salt-water filtration system in operation

This is just a quick view and review of some recently added pool equipment. This will be our second season with the pool, but it’s original cartridge filter and pump could barely handle the work. The filter cartridges were expensive (-), hard to find as the season ended and only lasted about three days of continuous operation. And it really needed to operate continuously. This sand filter is usable in any above-ground pool up to 19000 Gal.

What Intex calls a Salt-Water Filtration System is not really a filter, it’s a sanitizer. It converts a small amount of salt (3000ppm) in the water to Chlorine and in the process dissolves copper ions into the water. The chlorine kills the germs and the copper kills the algae. This saves you a lot of money because you only need to add salt once, maybe twice a season and the salt is – for a 40 pound bag. I used 120lbs in my 5000 gallon pool.

If you’ve ever wondered if this stuff works well, take my word for it, it does. If you’ve always wanted a pool but don’t want to spend a fortune get one of these pools. If you already have a pool and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on pool chemicals each season, not to mention getting away from that chlorine residue in your hair, clothes and on your skin, get one of these salt-water units.

Easiest way to clean a Berkey water filtration system- Weekend Wellness

Easiest way to clean a Berkey water filtration system- Weekend Wellness

How I clean my Berkey without removing the filters – The lazy way 🙂

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How-it-Works: KOHLER® Aquifer® Water Filtration System

How-it-Works: KOHLER® Aquifer® Water Filtration System

This video demonstrates how the KOHLER Aquifer Water Filtration System keeps your drinking water safe from common contaminants like chlorine, asbestos, lead, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Elected officials tour water filtration plant in Baltimore

Elected officials tour water filtration plant in Baltimore

Several elected officials toured the water filtration plant in Baltimore City on Monday to raise awareness about America’s public water systems.

Destroying the LifeStraw and Sawyer Mini Water Filters

Destroying the LifeStraw and Sawyer Mini Water Filters

Tom Sciacca of Camping Survival dissects the LifeStraw and the Sawyer Mini Filter to find out what’s inside.

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Water Filtration Vacuum Cleaner (ZASS – ZVC 06)

Water Filtration Vacuum Cleaner (ZASS – ZVC 06)

Bagless water filtration vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning the entire device is not a quick job! The water has to be emptied after each use. Don’t throw the solid particles into the drain!

Subnautica | Water Park & Water Filtration Machines | Subnautica Gameplay (Let’s Play Subnautica)

Subnautica | Water Park & Water Filtration Machines | Subnautica Gameplay (Let’s Play Subnautica)

Subnautica – Water Park & Water Filtration Machines – Welcome back to some more Subnautica gameplay! In today’s Subnautica, we build a Water Park and some Water Filtration Machines! Let’s Play Subnautica!

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Innovate or Die – Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle

Innovate or Die – Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle

The Aquaduct is pedal powered vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a filter, to a smaller clean tank. The clean tank is removable and closed for contamination-free home storage and use. A clutch engages and disengages the drive belt from the pedal crank, enabling the rider to filter the water while traveling or while stationary.

The Aquaduct is the winning entry in the Innovate or Die contest put on by Google and Specialized. The contest challenge was to build a pedal powered machine that has environmental impact. Please visit our blog ( ) or email for more details.

Renovo Trio Water Filter – Final Thoughts & Detailed Review

Renovo Trio Water Filter – Final Thoughts & Detailed Review

My final thoughts & a detailed look at the pros and cons of the Renovo Trio water filtration system for backpacking & survival situations.

As discussed in the video, the Renovo Trio water filter is a solid and capable system for water filtration while in the field. Whether or not it’s the best filter for you depends on your personal needs and environment, which we’ll discuss in the video.

It should be noted that this video wasn’t intended to be a “versus” between the Renovo Trio and the Sawyer Squeeze / Sawyer Mini water filter systems, but it would leave a pretty big void if those systems where ignored. As you’ll see, the Sawyer filters are the most similar, and yet different in many ways, systems to the Renovo Trio. Ultimately, I would say that if your in the market for either, you’d be cheating yourself not to investigate the merits of both and choose which is right for you. Hopefully, this video helps make that decision at least a little bit easier for someone out there who’s on the fence.

But hey, even if you could care less about these particular water filters, this video makes for a perfect excuse to nerd out about microns, viruses and bacteria along the way, so at the very least, we’ve got that going for us.

Specs and Water Filter Description as per Manufacturer:

UF Filter Pore Size: .05 Microns
Dimensions: 7.1″ x 1.4″
Weight: 3.5 oz.
Capacity: 1000L
Flow rate:= 200 ml/min

1. Pre-filter:
Similar to a coffee filter, the purpose of the pre-filter is to remove large particulates in the water. This enables the Trio to be used in turbid water sources. This filter element is rated at 5 microns. The Trio comes with 4 replacements of the pre-filter.

2. Renovo Trio UF hollow fiber membrane
The Ultra Filtration (UF) hollow fiber membrane is unique in a couple ways. First, it has a large surface area that enables a high flow rate. Second, the membrane has a smaller pore size than most other hollow fiber membrane filters. When the hollow fiber membrane has reduced flow, simply back flush the filter with clean water and continue use. It is recommended to back flush this element before putting in storage.

3. Renovo Trio Activated carbon tip
The last filter element is a carbon impregnated fiber. To be effective, water must be in contact with the carbon so the carbon can absorb the contaminates. Many water filters use a granular carbon that can develop pathways or channels through the medium which reduces exposure. Block carbon is by far the best method of exposing water to the medium but has a significantly low flow rate. Using a carbon impregnated fiber, the Trio is able to maximize exposure while minimizing the pathways or channels that can develop in other filters.

A note on the Packaging
The innovation does not stop with the filter technology. The Renovo Trio is packaged in a hermetically sealed bag that extends the life of the filter. Activated carbon, when exposed to air can begin the degrade and lose the effectiveness of the medium. Because of the unique packaging of the Trio, it can be stored for many years and retain the effectiveness of the filter. Each replacement filter elements come in a hermetically sealed bag as well.

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