Do You Really Need to Drink Reverse Osmosis Water?

If you are concerned about quality of water you drink and want to ensure that it is clear of harmful chemicals and impurities then best thing to do will be to install a reverse osmosis (RO) system in your home. There are several benefits of using an RO system that we’ll explain below.

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

This is a water filtration technology where water passes through carbon filters and semi-permeable membrane. RO system ensures clean water that is free of contaminants and bacteria by removing 98% or more of dissolved salts, particles, bacteria, organic molecules, and similar other contaminants.

7 Main Benefits of Drinking RO Water

Less Number of Contaminants

Reverse osmosis (or RO) water has less contaminants compared to tap water. For instance, tap water has been tested in city water which contains traces of lead, chlorine and ammonium.

Excess lead in water often results in health problems such as rise in blood pressure, nerve damage, and reduction in fertility. Moreover, lead causes anemia in small children and can result in brain damage.

Additionally, RO system is capable of filtering out different parasites like cryptosporidium that is commonly found in rivers and lakes. This parasite often causes diarrhea, fever, cramps, and in children it often results in malnutrition and dehydration.

Tap water doesn’t go through the same purification process as reverse osmosis. This is the main difference between the two.

bacteria present in tap water
A leaking faucet that has bacteria present.

Better and Fresher Taste

In different taste tests it has been found that compared to tap water, RO water tastes better. Tap water often becomes unpalatable because of chemical residues and presence of nitrates, iron, sulfur, and lead based compounds. By removing these substances, an RO system provides water a fresher or cleaner taste.

Suitable for Cancer Patients

It is beneficial for cancer patients to drink RO water while they are undergoing cancer treatment and after treatment completes. Cancer patients suffer from vitiated immune system during chemotherapy and if untreated water is used for drinking or cooking then germs and other microorganisms present in such water can result in infections and other problems can arise.

According to, “reverse osmosis systems and ion exchange pour-through filters can remove contaminants that tap filters can’t.” It’s also important to know that not all water filters are the same. This is true amongst most city water’s filtration and reverse osmosis filters.

reverse osmosis tap water faucet
A reverse osmosis faucet fits in nicely with your current kitchen sink.

Good for People with Different Health Conditions

RO process effectively filters out sodium molecules and as such, proves to be beneficial for those who are suffering from problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Other sodium restrictions

Removes Any Odors

Chlorine is known for its unpleasant odor and RO system helps in removing this odor. In addition, chlorine often reacts with different types of organic matter present in water and creates toxic byproducts which are known as trihalomethanes (or THMs).

THMs in water increase the chances of developing rectal, colon, and bladder cancer. However, carbon filter present in a RO system effectively reduces chlorine from water.

Removes Bacteria and Viruses

RO systems have pore size of .001 micron which is able to remove bacteria (like salmonella), viruses (like rotavirus, norovirus, and Hepatitis A), and protozoa from water. Your safest drinking water is with reverse osmosis.

membrane of a reverse osmosis system
The inside membrane of a reverse osmosis system.

Filters Impurities

The membrane in RO system is so small that it allows water to pass through but traps minerals, chemicals, salt, and other impurities of very small size. Thus, no impurities can pass through the membrane and are filtered out from the water that is produced, leaving only fresh, drinking water.

If you would like to learn more about reverse osmosis and pricing, please visit our RO page or give us a call today!