What is in Your Water?

Boil Alerts

Have you ever heard on the news about a "boil water alert" a day after it happened?  With a 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System as your drinking water filter, you were protected all along.

Stop Hauling Bottled Water

Wouldn't you like to stop paying for bottled water, and stop hauling it home?  You can also reduce your carbon footprint and stop adding empty plastic bottles to a land fill.  Feel free to use RO water for drinking, cooking, pets and house plants.  A New Visions Water Filters Premium RO can make up to 50 gallons of filtered water a day!

The Most Convenient and Thorough Method to Filter Water

Reverse Osmosis, also known as hyper-filtration by the industry, represents state-of-the-art in water treatment technology. Reverse Osmosis (RO) was developed in the late 1950's under U.S. Government funding, as a method of desalinating sea water. Today, reverse osmosis has earned its name as the most convenient and thorough method to filter water. It is used by some water bottling plants, and by many industries that require ultra-refined water in manufacturing. Now this advanced technology is available to homes and offices for drinking water filtration.  

What Can Reverse Osmosis Remove?

 Giardia cysts 100%, Criptosporidium cysts 100%, DDT>99.9%, PCB>99.9%, E.coli bacteria>99.9%, Fecal bacteria>99.9%, Lindane>99.9%, Salmonella typhi>99.9%, Vibrio choleriae>99.9%, Shigella disinteriae>99.9%, Serratia marcescenes>99.9%, Toluane>99.9%, Sodium Fluoride 99%, Calcium Cloride 99%, Sodium Chloride NaCl 99%, Sucrose 99%, Magnesium Cloride 99%, Nickel Sulfate NiSO4>99.9%, Copper Sulfate CuSO4>99.9%, Lactic Acid pH5 99%, Glucose 98%, Sodium Nitrate NaNO3 97-99%, Chlorinated Pesticides 99.9%, Silica SiO2 98%, Sodium 95-99%, Nickel 95-99%, Chloride 99.9%, Radioactivity 95-99%, Potassium 92-99%, Zinc 95-99%, Bicarbonate 99%, Sulfate 95-99%, Calcium 95-99%, Strontium 95-99%, Nitrate 3 90-99%, Ferro cyanide 96-99%, Magnesium 95-99%, Cadmium 95-99%, Fluoride 90-95%, Arsenic +3 95-99%, Iron 95-99%, Silver 95-99%, Silicate 95-99%, Arsenic +5 95-99%, Aluminum 95-99%, Mercury 95-99%, Phosphate 95-99%, Lead 95-99%, Ammonium 95-99%, Barium 95-99%, Chromate 95-99%, Copper 95-99% 

How It Works

Reverse Osmosis is the process by which water molecules are forced through a 0.0001 micron semi-permeable membrane by water pressure. Long sheets of the membrane are ingeniously pressed together and rolled up around a hollow central tube in a spiral fashion. This rolled-up configuration is commonly referred to as a spiral wound membrane or module. They are available in different sizes for processing different quantities of water. Typically, a module for home water treatment is as small as 2" diameter and 10" long, while one for industrial use may be 4" diameter and 40" long.  For the membrane to be usable, it must be in some type of container (membrane housing) so pressure can be maintained on its surface. It is this pressure that supplies the energy to force the water through the membrane, separating it from unwanted substances. The most amazing aspect of RO is that the substances left behind are automatically diverted to a waste drain so they don't build up in the system as with conventional filtering devices. This is accomplished by using a part of the unprocessed water (feed water) to carry away the rejected substances to the drain, thus keeping the membrane clean. This is the reason that RO membranes can last so long and perform like new with minimum maintenance even after years of operation. 

Bottled Water Tip

Most people with a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System will take their own personal drinking water with them in the car, to work, or to the gym. But, sometimes we can't.  If you must buy bottled water, such as when traveling, read the label and always choose a brand that uses reverse osmosis as part of their filtration method.  Bottled water can have recalls, and you never know if it sat on a truck somewhere in the sun, but checking that it is RO water is a good start.