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What is Reverse Osmosis?

A reverse osmosis water filtration system is one of the best whole-house water filters that you can get for your home. They are up to 99% effective at removing contaminants from your water, and they can even remove some water-borne viruses that are transmitted through drinking water. A reverse osmosis system will get you the cleanest water you’ve ever had… But what is reverse osmosis?

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis, commonly called RO, is a type of water filtration process that removes most contaminants from the water in your home. Reverse osmosis systems have even been shown to remove some water-borne viruses such as hepatitis, rotavirus, e-coli, salmonella, and other viruses. It uses a semi-permeable membrane to catch anything that you don’t want in your water.

Reverse Osmosis water filter

How Does It Work?

The reverse osmosis process works by applying pressure to the water as it passes through an extremely fine, semi-permeable membrane. The membrane catches all of the sediment, minerals, heavy metals, and other contaminants and removes them from the water. The water moves from the more concentrated side that catches the contaminants to the less concentrated side without contaminants to give you clean, drinkable water.

What Contaminants Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?

Reverse osmosis is the most effective water filter on the market. They remove up to 99% of contaminants from your water including:


Why is it Better Than Other Filtered Water?

You may be thinking, “I already have a water filter pitcher… Isn’t that good enough for clean drinking water?” And the short answer is, no. It’s not. Water filter pitchers are great in a pinch, but they don’t filter out as many contaminants as a whole-house water filter does. They also require that you change the filter on them much more often, which can be costly. Even bottled water isn’t a good enough option for having clean water in your home. While these two options may be a quick fix for your drinking water, there are many benefits you’ll be missing out on if you don’t have a whole-house water filter.

Get A Free Water Test

If you’re ready to have the cleanest water you can have in your home, contact EcoWater to get a quote. You can also schedule a free home water test to figure out what contaminants are in your water supply.