How do naturally filtered “spring like water” and reverse osmosis (RO) compare? Let’s look at the pros and cons. Reverse osmosis typically includes a 5-step process. The last step is ultra-violet light used to remove bacteria and other organisms. This step is not usually included in home RO systems. This is also an expensive option to set up and maintain, as filters need to be replaced quite often. Some more cones are that the RO system wastes a lot of water compared to filtered option, and it removes minerals from the water. Pros for the RO system include the convenience of having a small water faucet just for drinking water and being able to use it to make ice with your fridge. Finally, it improves the taste of your water.
Pros of naturally filtering water include removal of almost all bacteria, viruses, chlorine, and heavy metals. Additionally, no expensive equipment or extra plumbing is required. Minerals are not removed from the water and naturally filtering water is more affordable. The benefits far outweigh the cons, but some of the cons involve having to refill this system manually, having to make ice the old fashion way, and having to find space on your counter for it.
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