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Benefits of home water filtration systems

Did you know your drinking water can have tasteless, odorless water contaminants and microorganisms even if its deemed safe to drink?

February 20, 2024

Someone pouring water from a clear pitcher into a clear glass.

Benefits of home water filtration systems

Did you know your drinking water can have tasteless, odorless water contaminants and microorganisms even if its deemed safe to drink?

February 20, 2024

Someone pouring water from a clear pitcher into a clear glass.

Benefits of home water filtration systems

Did you know your drinking water can have tasteless, odorless water contaminants and microorganisms even if its deemed safe to drink?

February 20, 2024

Importance of hydration

Did you know that more than half of your body consists of water? About 60%, actually. With that fact in mind, it’s not surprising that staying hydrated is important to your overall health.

Drinking water not only quenches your thirst, it helps all the systems in your body function at their best. It supports the immune system, improves the appearance of skin, regulates digestion, supports joint health, and keeps your mind sharp and your days productive.

When you recognize the importance of hydration to your overall health, you will want to ensure you’re drinking enough water every day. For the average person, that’s between 72 and 96 oz. of water – or roughly 2-3 liters – more if you’re exercising heavily.

Drinking water in those quantities may seem simple, but there are many things that can prevent you from reaching your goal, including the quality of your tap water.

Benefits of a home water filtration system

If you find your tap water less than pleasing or are concerned about water contaminants, it’s probably a challenge to consume it throughout the day, even if you’re concerned about the importance of hydration. A home water filtration system can help with the concerns you notice – as well as some you don’t.

There are plenty of options to choose from, including a pitcher style you keep in the fridge, a countertop (or undercounter) system that works right at your kitchen sink, all the way up to a whole-house filtration system that treats all the water used in your home, including in the bathroom and laundry room.

They all have varying degrees of effectiveness when it comes to the taste, look and smell of your drinking water and tackling water contaminants. Considering that the water people drink represents only about 1% of all the water used in most homes, the majority of people do not need a whole house water filtration system.

Countertop filter systems have more features and filtering capacity than simple pitcher filters and are often a good choice for those who are concerned about water quality. That includes the eSpring™ Water Purifier, which can be stored on the counter or under the counter and works through your existing faucet or a dedicated faucet. It can also be attached to your refrigerator ice maker.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having a home water filtration system like eSpring.

1. Cleaner, healthier drinking water: Removal of water contaminants

Did you know your water can have a variety of tasteless, odorless contaminants and microorganisms even if it’s deemed safe to drink? You can’t see them in your water, but since every drop you consume helps support your vital bodily functions, those water contaminants can have an impact on your health and wellness.

A quality home water filtration system can tackle those water contaminants. The Water Quality Association recommends using water treatment systems that economically treat water contaminants right at the tap to ensure that the water your family drinks is of the highest quality.

Amanda Morgott, a product design engineer in research and development for Amway, maker of the eSpring Water Purifier, notes that drinking water can pick up harmful contaminants anywhere along the journey from its source to your faucet, including home plumbing.

“It makes sense to focus intensively on potential contaminants left in your drinking water right at the faucet with a ‘final barrier’ system,” Morgott said.

The eSpring Water Purifier† works by using a U.S.-patented pressed carbon filter and ultraviolet light technology. The multi-stage carbon block filter effectively reduces more than 140 potentially harmful contaminants, including pesticides, industrial chemicals, organic and inorganic compounds, and particulates in sizes down to 0.2 microns (300-500 times smaller than a human hair!). The UV bulb effectively destroys more than 99.99% of waterborne pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

Water quality testing

If you really want to know what’s in your water, you can do some water quality testing, especially if you suspect there might be problems. Has it suddenly changed in appearance, taste or smell? Could your house have lead contamination from old pipes? Is your well located near areas of concern?

Municipal water systems are required by law to do water quality testing and report any findings of water contaminants to customers, but their tests won’t include the final journey your water takes to your home.

If you have well water, ensuring your drinking water is safe is important and routine testing is encouraged. Check with your local drinking water authority or public health unit to find a lab that is accredited for water quality testing.

2. Better tasting water

Beyond concerns over water contaminants, a home water filtration system like eSpring will improve your overall drinking water experience. Start by looking at your water like some people look at wine: Use your senses.

Look closely at a glass of your tap water. Is there a distinctive colour that may represent minerals or sediment? Look at the clarity—is your water clear or cloudy? Give it a sniff. Does it have a distinctive odor or no odor at all? Finally, take a sip. Are you pleased with the taste of your water? Is there an aftertaste?

Even if water quality testing shows your water is safe, a cloudy look, odd smell or aftertaste can still make drinking water less than desirable. The eSpring Water Purifier can remove those, leaving you with clear, great tasting water that is free of odors so you can easily keep up with your hydration goals. It also does so while leaving in the beneficial minerals that may be in your water, like calcium and magnesium.

3. Reduced plastic use

Many people who recognize the importance of hydration turn to buying cases of water in plastic bottles, especially if their home drinking water exhibits any of the concerns we mentioned above. Plastic water bottles can be convenient, but in many cases they are filled with simple tap water. You’re paying a lot of money for the convenience of prepackaged water.

Plus, those bottles can take a toll on the environment. Sure, they’re recyclable, but it would be better if they weren’t made in the first place. And if a plastic water bottle makes it to a landfill, it can take up to 450 years to degrade.

If you have a home water filtration system like eSpring, you can get a reusable water bottle and fill it up with clean, filtered water every time you leave the house. That’s a lot of water bottles that you’re not buying. In fact, an eSpring Water Purifier treats up to 5,000 liters of water in one year††, or the equivalent of about 10,000 single-use plastic water bottles that might otherwise be tossed out.

Third-party certification

The eSpring Water Purifier is also certified by the Water Quality Association and NSF International. It received Gold Seal Certification from the WQA, which ensures product has been constructed from safe materials and claims are backed by test data. The NSF mark signifies that a water filter or treatment system has undergone extensive testing to ensure the product’s safety and quality. Want to see which type of eSpring Water Purifier will work best in your space? Check out your options in the eSpring section of Amway.ca.

*Based on a Verify Markets study of 2022 global sales revenue.

†The eSpring Water Purifier is designed and intended for use only with potable drinking water deemed safe to drink by local public health authorities.

††Based on average annual water usage for a family of six. Actual filter life depends on water quality and usage.