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Why Investing in a Water Filtration System is a Smart Decision

Posted On 06/05/2023 By iSpring Water Systems
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Key Points

  1. Benefits of drinking filtered water
  2. Avoiding bottled water expenses
  3. Environmental impact of single-use plastics 
  4. Potential hazards of drinking bottled water from single-use plastics
  5. Discovering which iSpring home filtration system best fits your family’s needs


What’s Lurking in Your Drinking Water
Most everywhere you look, people have bottled water in hand. In fact, in 2020 Americans alone consumed 15 billion gallons of bottled water, averaging 45.2 gallons of bottled water per American.

While municipal water supplies follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal standards and regulations, contaminants may still find their way into your water by way of  

  • corroded pipes that can leach harmful chemicals, such as lead, into your water supply
  • hazardous waste site and industrial discharges
  • pesticides and fertilizers from agricultural operations
  • naturally occurring chemicals and minerals, such as arsenic
  • sewage and food processing waste overflow

Any of these contaminants in your water supply is less than ideal and each has the potential to cause gastrointestinal, reproductive, and neurological issues for those who experience prolonged exposure or for those who may be at a higher risk such as the elderly, pregnant women, infants, young children, and those with weakened immune systems.  

Because of this, coupled with the convenience provided, many turn to bottled water. Although there are obvious benefits from drinking bottled water, buying and drinking single-use bottled water comes at a economic and environment cost, not to mention, consuming bottled water from single-use plastics comes with its own set of potential health hazards. An alternative many do not readily consider is an in-home water filtration system. 

Putting Money Back in Your Pocket

While many have a preconceived notion that in-home water filtration systems are costly, are surprisingly inexpensive. On average, iSpring’s reverse osmosis water filtration systems only cost between $200 and $500 the first year including purchasing the system and less than $100 each year to maintain the system thereafter including regularly replacing the system’s filter to ensure your family is always getting 99% impurity-free drinking water.

Whereas, the cost of regularly consuming bottled water can cost well over $1,000 a year for a family who averages five bottles of water a day. When putting things into perspective, it is apparent how the savings of having an in-home system quickly adds up.

In addition to saving money on drinking water with our under-the-sink RO systems, our whole house filtration systems can save money in the long run by extending your appliances’ lifespans by preventing mineral buildup on washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters.


Considering the Reprecussions on Mother Earth 

As part of iSpring’s mission, we strive to decrease the environmental impact of waste from bottled water sold in single-use plastic while providing accessible, affordable, high-quality water.

According to the Container Recycling Institute, out of the 70 billion single use plastic water bottles Americans purchased, 75% of them ended up in a landfill or incinerator and hundreds of millions end up as litter.

Purchasing a reusable water bottle and investing in a water filtration system is the simplest way to make a profound impact on protecting our environment from senseless, bottled water waste.


Single-Use Plastic Bottled Water: Healthy or Harmful 

No one purchases bottled water thinking consuming its contents could be detrimental to their health. However, a Huffington Post article points out that the manmade chemical Phthalate, used to make plastic water bottles, can affect people’s endocrine systems and have been linked to reproductive, immune, and neurological disorders. Two factors increase the risk of water contamination in bottled water: length of time in the bottle and exposure to high temperatures, which many warehouses and transportation subject these bottles to as well as consumers leaving them in their hot cars.

This article also notes that it has been discovered that pharmaceuticals, microplastics, and heavy metals have been found in popular bottled water brands. Additionally, toxins, bacteria, fungus, and microbiological pollutants have also been found in bottled water as well as arsenic.

Allow yourself to rest easy knowing your family is not being exposed to harmful contaminants in your water by investing in an in-home water filtration system. 


Selecting Your Filtration System 

Understanding every household has different needs but all want the same thing: pure drinking water, iSpring offers a range of water filtration systems to ensure we have a product that meets your family’s needs while giving you the peace of mind that you’re enjoying contaminant-free water.

Within our range of products, three products to consider include our RCC7AK under the sink RO filtration system, our state-of-the-art RCD100 countertop RO system, and our WGB32BM whole house system.

Our RCC7AK is a reverse osmosis purification system that saves space by conveniently fitting under your sink while effectively removing up to 99% of contaminants found in water. This filter

  1. is NSF/ANSI 58 certified 
  2. uses a six-stage alkaline remineralization layered filtration, exclusively designed to restore the natural alkalinity and mineral balance of water
  3. employs an RO filter to remove contaminants down to 0.0001 microns
  4. features a fine GAC filter to provide final polishing to the purified water 
  5. produces up to 75 gallons of filtered water per day
  6. uses a pressurized tank to ensure a stable water flow
  7. features an under-the-sink design takes up minimal counter space
  8. can be connected directly to the refrigerator’s water supply

Our RCD100 is our premier reverse osmosis countertop system that, like the RCC7AK, can remove up to 99% of over 1,000 harmful contaminants such as vinyl chloride, chlorine, fluoride, lead, arsenic, asbestos, calcium, sodium and more. This filter

  1. requires no installation and only needs a plug in to operate
  2. 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. 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. 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

Our WGB32BM is a three-stage whole house filtration system that purifies water at the point of entry, providing every faucet and appliance in your home with clean, pure water. This filter

  1. is independently tested and certified against NSF/ANSI standards
  2. protects your family and household appliances from iron, manganese and more while extending the life of your standard filters
  3. protects your plumbing system from sediment, rust, dirt, sand, and large particles
  4. features a first stage polypropylene sediment filter that is able to achieve filtration down to 5 microns, removing sediments, sand, large particles, dust, silt, dirt, and rust.
  5. employs a second stage CTO Carbon Block filter that is made of coconut shell carbon and removes chlorine, tastes and odors, harmful chemicals’ cloudiness and colors.
  6. reduces iron (MAX 3.0 ppm down to 0.01 ppm) and manganese (MAX 1.0 ppm down to 0.01 ppm) 
  7. features up to 15 gallon per minute water flow

When considering which filtration system to purchase, our customer service team is here to help answer any questions you may have and to assist you in selecting the best water filtration system for your family. 



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