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Water is life’s most precious gift, but contaminated drinking water poses serious health risks and knowing when your tap is contaminated or not is next to impossible. The good news is that filtering your water with reverse osmosis filtration ensures it is free of harmful toxins and safe to drink. Below we outline the benefits of reverse osmosis filtration, as well as the stages of filtration that comes with water coolers from Optimum Water Solutions that include reverse osmosis.

The EPA recently found that tap water had over 200 unregulated chemicals in it, so it’s no surprise that people around the world are turning to water filtration systems to ensure that they have pure, clean drinking water. One of the most popular choices is reverse osmosis filtration. It is one of the safest, most reliable ways to make water safe for drinking.

What is Reverse Osmosis Filtration?

Reverse osmosis filtration (RO) remains the most effective method that filters potentially harmful elements from water. The effectiveness of this method makes RO water highly recommended by healthcare professionals. The benefits of drinking reverse osmosis water are insuperable.

Reverse osmosis is a technology used to remove any contaminants that come in the form of molecules. The system works by eliminating molecular compounds of sizes smaller than water. The process can be compared to squeezing out what is good and throwing undesired residue away. There are thousands of compounds that can make water unhealthy for human and animal consumption. These compounds include iron, lead, calcium, and manganese among others. Reverse osmosis has been found to be the most effective purification method that can rid the water of these molecular compounds. This method has been lauded as the best in purifying water for industrial and printing processes that require only mineral-free water.

Optimum’s 5-Step Filtration Process

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What are the Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Filtration?

Filtered water can remove cryptosporidium. According to the CDC, reverse osmosis water does not contain cryptosporidium, a parasite found in contaminated water. Once ingested, this parasite affects the small intestines, causing stomach cramps and fever.

  1. Saves You Money

If you are a frequent purchaser of bottled water, you will likely be saving money by switching to a reverse osmosis filtration system. A reverse osmosis system can produce clean water for just pennies per gallon. This combined with the convenience of having it in your home or office can make your life simpler while saving money. Some say this is the best benefit of all.

  1. Improves the Taste, Odor, and Appearance of Drinking Water

By removing most water contaminants and impurities, reverse osmosis filtration systems can drastically improve the quality of your water. Chemicals intentionally added to water, such as chlorine and fluoride, can give water an unpleasant taste. By removing these additives, you will receive a much purer tasting water. Reverse osmosis filtration allows tiny water molecules through the tiny holes in the filter, but trap the larger molecules of impurities in the water.

  1. No Plastic

Reverse osmosis filtration systems do not have the old 5-gallon plastic jugs. These systems simply use the natural flow and pressure of water to filter out any contaminants. While the system runs on water pressure and a bit of electricity, it allows you to filter your water without using plastic and only minimally adding to your electric bill.

  1. Encourages Water Drinking

By encouraging people to drink more water, it reduced the amount of soda and other drinks they consume. A reverse osmosis filtration system also eliminates the need to purchase bottled water, which helps better protect our environment by reducing the amount of plastic waste. This is also great for your health overall, reducing sugary drinks and replacing them with water can be a great benefit for your well-being.

  1. Easy Maintenance

A reverse osmosis system is easy to maintain, often only needing to change filters as necessary. Regardless if you have an under sink water filter, countertop or refrigerator filter system, they are all relatively low maintenance. It is important to understand what type of filter you will need when it’s time to replace along with when the filters will need to be replaced.

Is Reverse Osmosis Filtration Worth the Investment?


Besides the peace of mind that comes from knowing your household or business has great-quality drinking water, the investment in an RO system can save you money. Many consumers choose reverse osmosis filtration as a way to cut down on their bottled water usage.

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