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Reverse Osmosis FAQ

Do reverse osmosis units need electricity?

No, they run on water pressure. You need electricity only if you add an electric pressure-boost pump.

Does a reverse osmosis unit remove minerals that are essential to health?

It’s true that RO units remove minerals—about 95% of the mineral content. But remember water is not a significant source for daily vitamins and minerals. Water only makes up less than 3% of most humans daily diets. You get most of your minerals from food, which provides organic, easily assimilated minerals. The human body is a sophisticated instrument capable of adapting to a wide range of circumstances and capable of thriving in areas having water of high or low mineral content. As long as water is palatable, it’s usually within the body’s acceptable range. The main issue with water is chemicals, not minerals.

How much does it cost to maintain a reverse osmosis system?

Our standard 4 stage reverse osmosis system costs about 24 cents a day on the high end to maintain. Most system will operate closer to 16 cents a day with normal usage for a family of four.

What does reverse osmosis remove?

TYPICAL REJECTION CHARACTERISTICS OF REVERSE OSMOSIS

Elements and the Percent R.O. Membranes will remove:

  • Sodium 
  • Sulfate 
  • Calcium
  • Potassium 
  • Nitrate 
  • Iron 
  • Zinc 
  • Mercury
  • Selenium 
  • Phosphate 
  • Lead 
  • Arsenic
  • Magnesium
  • Nickel 
  • Fluoride 
  • Manganese 
  • Cadmium 
  • Barium 
  • Cyanide 
  • Chloride

85 - 94%
96 - 98%
94 - 98%
85 - 95%
60 –75%
94 – 98%
95 – 98%
95 – 98%
94 – 96%
96 – 98%
95 – 98%
92 – 96%
94 – 98%
96 – 98%
85 - 92%
94 – 98%
95 – 98%
95 – 98%
84 – 92%
85 – 92%

% may vary based on membrane type water pressure, temperature & TDS

Why are reverse osmosis units so popular?

Because they produce great-tasting, very pure water at a very reasonable cost and in a trouble-free, fully automatic method. Reverse osmosis is the same process that 95% of all bottled water companies use. So why spend the money on thousands of plastic bottles for nothing. Not only that, only about 20% of all plastic bottles end up being recycled.