In its most basic form water is simply H20, Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water, and nobody knows what that is. – D.H. Lawrence
However in order to deliver water safely to your home in Sydney a number of measures have to be taken and chemicals have to be added to prevent water borne diseases such as cholera.
Sydney Water add Chlorine Gas and Ammonia as a disinfectant; typical chlorine levels in Sydney are 0.2 – 1.0 mg/L in free chlorine systems (no ammonia), or 0.4 – 1.4 mg/L in monochloramine (chlorine and ammonia) systems. In addition to this fluoride is added to the water to a maximum of 1.5 mg/L. The fluoride added to the water is a waste product of the fertiliser industry – Hydrofluosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride and sodium fluoride are commonly sourced from phosphate fertilizer manufacturers
The best filter available to remove both chlorine and ammonia, is reverse osmosis. When choosing a reverse osmosis system for Sydney you should choose one that is watermark approved, NSF 58 certified and low waste. Do not buy on price or the amount of stages, a reputable dealer should be able to explain why you are paying either a lot more than the going rate or alternatively a lot less. Also country of origin should be transparent, our housings and systems are USA made.
Straight answer is YES in Australia the tap water goes through many stages of treatment before it reaches your home, however here our a few of our reasons why you should think about having a water filter installed in Sydney:
The taste of the water is a big reason why people turn to buying bottled water which is a huge problem for the environment with so little plastic actually being recycled. The taste is due to the chemicals being added such as chlorine to disinfect the drinking water. Great news is that for less than a dollar a day you could have a USA Omnipure Filter installed at your home which will provide perfect drinking water guaranteed.
Disinfectant By Products are caused when chlorine comes into contact with organic compounds in the water pipeline are known carcinogens. An activated carbon point of use water filter will remove DBP’s and THM’s (trihalomethanes). Contaminated tap water causes 100,000 cancer cases in the US over a lifetime, according to a new study from scientists with the Environmental Working Group.
More Reasons to use a water filter in Sydney are available in our Blog.
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Water Filters and Reverse Osmosis Sydney
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We have a huge range of trusted, dependable and high quality water filters and reverse osmosis systems available. Buying from Clear Choice Water Filters means that you’ll be getting complete peace of mind. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee because we’re sure that once you try the difference for yourself, you’ll never look back.
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It seems that Sydney Water are yet again having to explain the unexplainable, front page of The Sun Herald Sunday 17th February 2013………TAINTED TAP SHAME Sydney Water accused of cover-up after residents get sick. Residents of Botany experienced symptoms of dizziness and vomiting in December last year, residents reported that the water smelt of gas or petrol! Fairfax media reported that there were about 100 complaints and a health warning was issued for residents not to drink the water. Sydney Water has said that its employee bungled the test results however tests that were undertaken by a resident showed that there were traces of chloroform and bromide. Full Sydney water contamination article. Despite adding more and more chemicals to the water such as chloramines it seems that it is still a lottery as to what ends up at your tap.
Whilst it is true that a lot of water filter cartridges will remove chloramine, they have to be run so slowly that it would be a very slow process to fill a glass of water. We have a specialised extruded carbon cartridge which is certified to remove chloramine from the water, we recommend a twin undersink system or reverse osmosis to guarantee chloramine removal.