Suggestions on best in home water filtration system or provider of bottled water- truly appreciate any thoughts!
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Hello @mike1941 I have an APEC Water Systems reverse osmosis system that also has a UV light installed under the kitchen sink. It fills a small tank (about 3 gal) and will regenerate that in a few hours. They also have whole house systems. These RO units are available at retail stores or direct from the company. On my RO system, the filters are easy to change, and not too expensive.
Here is the link to the US company. There is also an overseas company that will come up when you search for APEC Water Systems, but this is the real link to them. They do send out e mail notices when they have replacement filters on sale.
I have found the Life Straw glass pitcher to be the simplest and best option for drinking water
I love my Bluevua Reverse Osmosis System Countertop Water Filter,
removes all bacteria and viruses. Sits on the counter top and parts are dishwasher safe. Photo shows water quality before/after.
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Thank you and we will ck into availability. Have a good week!
We have RO system and I still use bottled water with a LifeStraw bottle and I have sent away for a water test kit from https://mytapscore.com/products/mycobacterium-water-test
We put in a whole house UV system, and my water came up with MAC.
Dr. Falkinham said it’s because The UV will only kill the water it directly touches. But if MAC has colonies stuck on your pipes the UV won’t kill that.
So if the water downstairs in utility room with the UV system gets cleaned of MAC it then passes through pipes in our house that apparently have MAC attached.
You only have a small amount of pipe at your kitchen sink from the UV underneath it.
According to my doctor at NJH, mycobacterium attaches to the biofilm which lines the pipes from the source to your home. Therefore, there is no way to remove the mycobacterium from the water. We had planned to replaced the plumbing in our entire house but was told it would not take care of the problem. Perhaps since receiving this information 7 years ago things have changed.
Does this apply to well water also?
Have not had water tested yet but do have water filter system that I know little about.
Anyone know about or have Solaris?
HVAC folks recommended it this me. Spouse has Bronchiectasis.
Trying to get house in order. Thanks!
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