Water Quality/Water filter


Steve Young wrote at 2014-10-21 01:22:22
Hello Yan,

I am one of the other water quality experts.  I was reading your q/a and wanted to add a couple of things for you to consider.  First off, a reverse osmosis (R0) system will produce almost pure water.  It is dependent on the type of RO, filter size and the makeup of the input water.  For instance I have a RO on my well water that I use for drinking purposes.  My RO consistently produces water that has a TDS of less than 10ppm.  The well water coming into the unit runs about 845 ppm TDS.  What you may want to do is dependent on your incoming water.  For instance, you may want to just get rid of the softener and use just an RO.  I agree with Fred about getting a local expert out to your house to give you a personalized recommendation.  Good luck and let me know if you need additional help.

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Fred E. Brunetti CWSV


My field of expertise is in domestic water treatment. I am retired and have 28 years of experience in the water treatment field. I have earned the designation of Water Specialist, level five, from the Water Quality Association.I can offer help in the solution for private wells` problems as to `point of entry` and `point of use` treatments. these would include,disinfection,conditioning,and purification for drinking including reverse osmosis technology. Problems concerning well pumps,or plumbing or well drilling are out of my field,as well as commericial,industrial or municipal water treatment. I prefer to limit questions to the average homeowner`s use.Since retiring I have added consultation on the care and ,maintenance of domestic water treatment systems. These include filtration, conditioning/softening,chemical feed, and drinking water systems.


over 28 years testing private wells and application of various water treatment systems for a 65 year old water treatment company.Now retired and doing independent water consulting.BR>
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