For many homeowners in Grand County having safe, good-tasting water without excessive mineral content is a top priority. Water testing may reveal hard water from dissolved magnesium and calcium carbonate, organic contamination from chemical and pesticides, as well as inorganic contamination including lead and nitrites.
Ground water contamination can occur from ash and sediment runoff near wildfire burn scars, human activity such as agriculture, mining, and industrial production, as well as naturally occurring sources such as minerals and organic matter in the soil. Harmful microorganisms including viruses, cryptosporidium and giardia may also be present in streams near residential wells in Colorado.
How Reverse Osmosis Works
A reverse osmosis system connects to a home's water supply line. The plumbing system's water pressure forces water through a semi-permeable membrane. As water is forced through the membrane, impurities are trapped, allowing only purified water through the tap. The membrane is then flushed by forcing water in the opposite direction, rinsing the contaminants down the drain line.
When choosing a water filtration system for your Colorado mountain home there are a number of things to consider such as filter effectiveness, ease of maintenance, and cost per gallon.
The advantages of a reverse osmosis system include:
1. Better tasting water with fewer odors. No more rotton egg, chlorine, or other bad smells.
2. Highly effective removal of particles and dissolved solids. Eliminates water spotting on dishes, clogged shower heads and other problems caused by hard water.
3. Lowest Cost Per-Gallon Water Filtration System. Uses the plumbing systems water pressure, so there is no energy consumption.
4. Less Waste and Maintenance. Because a reverse osmosis system flushes contaminants down the drain automatically, it reduced the need to clean or replace the filter as often as other water filters.
5. Filters Water On Demand - No waiting for clean water to start flowing or storage tanks to install.
Have questions about reverse osmosis water treatment for your home? Call Grand Lake Plumbing and Heating, we can test your water and if problems are found recommend solutions for cleaner, better-tasting water.