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To Boil or Not to Boil? What Boiling Water Actually Rids Your Water Of and What It Leaves Behind

Posted On 09/28/2023 By iSpring Water Systems
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Key Points

  1. Boiling water is not a viable solution to providing pure drinking water
  2. Appropriate times to turn to boiled water
  3. Boiling water cannot remove some bacterial spores and chemicals, leaving consumers vulnerable to impurities in their drinking water  
  4. iSpring’s systems provide guaranteed, clean drinking water

The Truth About Purifying Water Through Boiling

If your goal is to enjoy safe, healthy drinking water, boiling your water may not be as good as you think. Why? Despite what many presume, boiling water does not sterilize it. Instead, it pasteurizes it, killing or inactivating disease-causing germs such as protozoa, viruses, and bacteria but leaving behind harmful contaminants such as chlorine, lead and other heavy metals, microplastics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fertilizers, and industrial chemicals that may be present. For this reason, boiling water is not the one-stop-shop solution many believe it to be for enjoying pure drinking water.

There are, of course, times when boiling water is appropriate. After an emergency situation, tap water may be unavailable or the water quality may have been compromised. In these cases, boiled water is a good choice if access to bottled water is unavailable.

It is always important to keep in mind that boiling water does not guarantee safety from all harmful contaminants as some bacterial spores, not typically associated with waterborne disease, are capable of surviving boiling conditions.

Because boiling water may not remove all chemicals, a boil-water response is also inappropriate when chemical contamination is present. This may increase exposure to chemicals such as nitrates and solvents by concentration in the boiled water or by volatilization into the breathing zone. It is also not effective to boil water if water has been contaminated with raw sewage or high turbidity.

Enjoying Pure Drinking Water and Excellent Customer Service with iSpring

If high-quality water is what you’re after, water purification systems are the best option. iSpring’s carbon filters, UV filters, and reverse osmosis systems work to remove impurities, ensuring your water is free of impurities.

Some of our top-selling systems for pure drinking water include our DS4S, our RCD100, and our RO500AK-BN. Because we know every consumer has different needs and wants from their filtration system, we offer a variety of systems that all achieve the same goal of providing you with clean drinking water you can feel confident in consuming.

Our DS4S is a bottleless, free-standing filtered water dispenser that is perfect for providing your home or office with high-quality, filtered water. This filtration system features a four-stage system that


  1. efficiently removes contaminants such as sediments, dust, and dirt particles
  2. features four stages filters including a PP filter, a CTO filter, a GAC+KDF filter, and a GAC post-carbon filter, which reduce chlorine, odor, hydrogen sulfide, and lead as well as any foul smell while improving the taste of the water
  3. has convenience features such as three temperature settings to provide you with instant hot, cold, and room temperature water, a child safety lock, a night light, LED indicator lights, and a removable drip tray 

If you are looking for our purest water, investing in one of our reverse osmosis (RO) systems might be the best option. These systems can remove up to 99% of over 1,000 harmful contaminants such as vinyl chloride, chlorine, fluoride, lead, arsenic, asbestos, calcium, sodium and more.

Our RCD100 is our premier reverse osmosis, portable countertop system that offers you the convenience of enjoying purified water anywhere power is available. This filter

  1. requires no installation and only needs a plug-in to operate
  2. features a revolutionary instant heating function that quickly allows a customized experience by providing four temperature settings
  3. uses a five-stage filtration system
  4. boasts a large-capacity water tank that holds 1.3 gallons of water
  5. employs an innovative wastewater circulation technique that enhances the filtration performance, achieving a remarkable and unbeatable up to 2.5:1 pure-to-drain water ratio
  6. can impressively produce up to 100 gallons of contaminant-free water per day
  7. includes convenience features such as a self-cleaning mode, a smart panel display, a twist-and-lock design for filter replacement, an energy-saving mode, a child safety lock, and a quiet operation

For a more permanent fixture in your home or office, our RO500AK-BN is our next-generation, tankless reverse osmosis filtration system that

  1. functions four times more efficiently than traditional RO systems providing a faster water flow and a higher pure-to-waste ratio saving water waste by up to 400% compared to traditional RO systems
  2. contributes to reduced water bills and less water going down the drain because of its industry-leading pure-to-waste ratio of up to 2.5:1
  3. employees a 1st-stage 2-in-1 composite Sediment and Carbon Block filter, a 2nd-stage advanced RO Membrane, and 3rd-stage Carbon Alkaline Filter 
  4. restores the natural alkalinity and mineral balance of water
  5. produces up to 500 gallons of filtered water per day

No matter which system best suits your needs, rest assured that our mission at iSpring is to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality water for clients while helping decrease the environmental impact of plastic waste from bottled water sold in single-use plastic.

Additionally, our goal is to provide clients with exceptional customer service and support both before and after purchasing your filtration system. 


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