Best home water filtration systems according to redditors

We found 416 Reddit comments discussing the best home water filtration systems. We ranked the 121 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/semi- · 111 pointsr/todayilearned

I live in one of those areas now.

Do whatever you can to get a reverse osmosis filter. Out the door you're looking at around $300, then a recurring cost of around $60/yr in filter replacements.

It might be hard to find that money up front, but if you're buying small bottles of water you'll break even really quickly. You also might find yourself drinking more water when you no longer have to open and throw away another bottle.

EDIT: I linked this in some replies but just to save people some time,this $229 6 stage RO and remineralization system is what I use. Not affiliated with amazon or APEC, just really happy with what I have and was as surprised as some of these replies have been about how affordable it is.

u/invenio78 · 31 pointsr/worldnews

Yup. It took under an hour. No special tools needed. If you have an adjustable wrench you should be fine.

This is what I got:

u/livelaughdesign · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

I just bought a reverse osmosis system this year bc I moved to a city with water that tastes like a kiddie pool. Around $200 on Amazon that even adds the minerals back in... one of my best purchases of all time. We keep two pitched or water in the fridge at all time so when one runs out theres a full, cold one waiting. I'll never not have one again.

EDIT: Added link since someone else asked for it.

u/good_guy_submitter · 13 pointsr/The_Donald

It depends on where you live. If you live in a big city in the USA, most likely yes. It is added to water during city treatment along with chlorine and other chemicals. Now, many of these chemicals are necesary evils to sanitize the water and prevent it from giving people deadly contagions like dysentery. However, that doesn't mean you want to drink these chemicals either.

Your public works department in your city is legally required to post what the water is treated with. You can often find it on your City public works website but if its not there just call them and ask.

A cheap reverse osmosis machine can be installed under your sink and it removes 98% of all contaminants including flouride and chlorine. It will run you $160 for the machine and then about $35 a year for replacement filters that have to be changed once a year. Here is an excellent budget machine.

*Note that reverse osmosis machines create 4 gallons of waste water for every 1 gallon of pure water. The filtration process is that intense. It dumps out 4 gallons of dirty water to make 1 gallon of purified RO water. So, I do not recommend buying anything larger than the under the sink machine for both conservational reasons and that you will notice it on the water bill if you go larger than this. With that said, I've been using a similar RO machine for years and my water bill hasn't gone up from RO. Consider most toilets use 5 gallons just to flush.

The #1 thing you can do to improve your health is: 1. Drink more water and drink only water (or flavored water like Tea or Coffee). Don't drink soda, juice, or anything that isn't water. Don't drink your calories. Don't drink diet or Stevia or Splenda based sugar-free soda. Only drink water, tea, coffee (maybe some cream in the coffee, go Half-N-Half or Heavy Cream or Almond milk). The idea is, DRINK more water. The #2 thing is to drink Clean water. This is where an RO machine comes in.

If you want to know why they put it in drinking water, that will require a tin foil hat and some research. But more or less the problem is that the FDA is bought and paid for by people that want you to be [1.] just unhealthy enough to need meds - and - [2.] they want you to be dumb - and - [3.] flouride has actually been proven to help prevent cavities by putting it in drinking water and in poorer communities it has lowered dental care costs. However it can cause serious health problems later in life.

u/meeeeoooowy · 13 pointsr/DIY
u/Febtober2k · 12 pointsr/longisland
u/Teerlys · 12 pointsr/preppers

I wrote this up earlier today for someone who wanted to start getting prepped on ~$75/Month but also wanted to not have to cook the foods. I did include some long term storage as the first step anyway because it's so cheap and easy, but so far as consumables go, this is a good start for you.


A lot of this is a shelf life and storage space issue. If you have plenty of room for storage, I'd start like this:

  • Month 1: This doesn't meet your doesn't-need-to-be-cooked guideline, but it's a really solid start to bulk up on available calories and requires minimal cash and effort, so it's going in anyway. Ignore it if it's not for you.

    Buy two 50lb bags of white rice from a place like Costco or Sam's Club. Find 3 food safe 5 gallon buckets with lids. Get Mylar Bags and O2 Absorbers. Then hit Youtube for instructions on what to do with them. If the Mylar bags bit will hold you back from doing this, then skip them and just clean the buckets then dump rice in them straight. Seal, date, set aside. That's 160,000 calories in month 1. Given normal pantry supplies that stretches things out quite a ways. Plan on rotating out at 7ish years if put straight into the bucket and 20 years if you use the Mylar. Realistically, with Mylar, white rice may be good for much longer than 20 years (most people say 30, but for the minimal investment I'd rotate earlier to be safe).

  • Month 2:

    Grab a Water Bob (not right now though, hurricane season has prices high and stocks low for them). Also, a Sawyer Water Filter or two. That gives you an opportunity to grab an extra hundred gallons of water in your bathtub initially given enough warning, and some water purification options later on.

  • Month 3:

    Assuming you have storage capacity, start looking at #10 cans of food. Those are the cans that are around a foot tall and very wide. Look for things that you would eat and would be usuable in your daily lives, but also ones that would be calorie dense. For example, refried beans, nacho cheese, baked beans, white potatoes, chick peas, chili with beans, etc. Those are things you can use in recipes at home, but can pick them up and store them for a couple of years first. Getting them in the larger can is a better return on investment/dollar than buying smaller ones.

  • Month 4: This is probably more what you were looking for.

    If your pantry isn't topped up with the things your family normally eats, drop that money to get a little deeper on those things. Velveeta cheese, crackers, cans of soup, noodles, peanut butter/jelly, canned vegetables/fruit, pasta/sauce, salsa, dried/canned beans, seasonings, canned meat, canned chili, etc. Date them and make sure to work through the oldest first. Having the normal foods you eat in bulk will likely end up being what gets you through most things (like the current hurricane season, job loss, winter blizzard, etc). Spending on these things can be used to fill out whatever is left of your budget when it gets partially used up on other things. I'd also maybe consider having some flats of bottled water at home as well. I usually keep 4-7 Costco sized ones on hand for my SO and I.

  • Month 5:

    Start looking at longer term bulk water storage. I like 5 gallon stackable water cubes as they're easier to move and use and you buy them as you have a little extra cash here and there, but if you want to bump the budget up a bit for a month and your wife won't look at you like you're crazy, a 55 gallon barrel is a better price per gallon than the individual cubes. Sometimes there's just no replacing having your own clean water source ready to go. Barring all of that, if your family will use them just grab a bunch of flats of bottled water and rotate them. Stacked high they don't take up a ton of floor space.

  • Month 6 and Beyond:

    At this point you're pretty well set initially for both water and food. Keep the pantry stocked and rotating. Add on for long term stored water as you see fit and maybe invest in something like a Big Berkey if you really want to drop some money into it. At that point I'd probably begin considering longer term food storage. More rice, add in some dry beans (roughly 5 year shelf life in Mylar/Buckets), and if you're feeling really into it you can get unground wheat and that will last 30 years or better in Mylar/Buckets. You'll just need to have a hand crank grinder or two to use it.


    I get wanting ready to eat foods, and that's pretty easy to do and a great place to start, but as one last recommendation... grab yourself a Propane Burner and a high pressure hose for it so that you can use regular propane tanks. You may be able to eat cold soup out of the can, but it's a lot more comforting when it's warm, and you can pretty easily have the ability to add more of your foods into your diet (like spaghetti or mac and cheese) when you can still have a burner to work with.
u/angry_wombat · 11 pointsr/HomeImprovement

New window and new doors. It's so much more quite now. Blocks all but 90% of the road noise.

summertime: swamp-cooler

edit: actually a 5 filter reverse osmosis for drinking water

u/mcain · 8 pointsr/vancouver

The leaching of lead from systems is relevant in Prince George Rupert because of the acidic water. Our water chemistry is going to be very different. GVRD water reports are here.

If you're worried about water quality, run your water for a few min. And/or put in an under-counter filter like this one.

On a side note: My father was involved as an elected board member on a small water system. In their case, the water system was functioning fine and providing safe clean water. But the provincial government - in what amounted to a cover-their-ass move - mandated that every system meet some incredibly high standards that were absolutely unaffordable for small systems to implement. We're not talking lead here, but going from something like 99.9999% to 99.99999% which was overkill and millions of dollars of costs onto ~300 users. Downloading of costs and shifting of responsibility for a negligible benefit.

u/mkemrtn · 8 pointsr/sustainability

With home water filtration there are 4 main levels.

1.Normal tap water straight from the sink.

2.Loose carbon filter (Brita Filter). $25 upfront then $10 monthly. Lower water quality than bottled.

3.Carbon block filter (example linked below). $70 upfront then $20 every 6 months, or ~$3 monthly. Also give higher degree of chemical removal than option #2. Roughly equal to bottled water quality.

4.Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. (Linked below.) $183 upfront then $90 every year. Higher water quality than bottled water. Make sure you get with a mineralized cartridge like the one linked below.

These are very general descriptions. It will depend on the quality of your tap water for #2-3, the quality of bottled water your you're buying, and assuming the new systems filters will be changed in a timely fashion. Feel free to reply with any question's. I am not a water professional but have done 50+ hours of research prior to purchasing a water system for our home.

u/BlindLemonLars · 7 pointsr/news

I use a $30 Culligan filter under my kitchen sink, with a basic (cheap) activated charcoal strips out all the chlorine taste in my municipal water and leaves it tasting indistinguishable from bottled water. More advanced filters are available for areas with less palatable water. Screw buying bottled water from these leeches on society.

u/InvaderDust · 7 pointsr/whatisthisthing

The one I bought was called the APEC 5 found here. It cost about 200 and an extra set of replacement filters cost another 50 or so. It took 30 mins to read and understand the instructions and about 10 mins to install. You need to drill one single hole on a pipe thats coming from the bottom of the sink. The part costs like 3 bucks new. I would say to buy one and keep it under the cabinet to replace the one you'd drill a hole in (for waste water of the RO system) when you move. No harm, no foul, next tenants are none the wiser.

i installed the faucet where the sprayer handle was. I never used it anyway so the hole to mount the faucet was already there.

This one is a 5 stage system. 3 charcoal/fiber filters and 2 "membrane" filters. Depending on the quality of the water being purified, your charcoal ones should last 6 months to a year at least! Ive had mine 3 years and changed the charcoal filters only twice. Once the PPM hits 20 or so, ill change them again. A PPM meter costs a few bucks and is 100% worth it to be able to tell when to change filters. Do not skip on this little guy.

The membrane filters should last 5 to 7 years before needing replacement.

our tap water reads -218 PPM

Our Tap into Pur picture gives - 180 PPM

RO after install and first flush - 4 PPM

RO after first year of heavy use - 18 PPM

Put RO into Pur - 150 PPM! (made it much worse!)

Needless to say we threw the Pur away and never looked back. Im spoiled and love the lack of floruide in our water. Coffee, Teas, Cooking, everything got better when we invested in GOOD water. And everytime I fill up my cup or jug, is another plastic bottle that I did not need or throw away. Every time. It feels great!!

u/SD-777 · 7 pointsr/newjersey

Well so much for that, looks like we do indeed also have elevated lead levels. I do have a reverse osmosis water filter system, will have to look up the specs to see how much lead it blocks.

Edit: Are these effective? I have one installed in my home and change the filters every 6 months. It says it gets 99% of lead among other things. I'm going to get a home kit and see what the test says.

u/crexor · 6 pointsr/Coffee

The salt you are putting in the tank labeled Kinetico, is not for filtering, that's a water softener. The two black canisters might actually be charcoal filters, unsure from this angle though, and the larger white canister is most likely zeolite, which is recharged with the salt and possibly bleach depending on your setup , hard to tell, your system probably purges nightly. You could add additional whole house filtration, carbon or reverse osmosis, I wouldn't bother with that though unless you have bad smells, like sulphur or rust staining on your clothing. A better option would be a small britta pitcher, or a small triple filter with a RO setup that you plumb in , and install next to your sink. Don't bother with that "diy" method. You could also purchase distilled water from a grocery, or those 5 gallon jugs. Here is an example of the under sink style:
You could get a smaller or larger system, depending on your needs. They sell setups like this at Home Depot and lowes etc, and this will provide superior water quality than a pitcher or faucet style filter. But it really depends on what you are trying to filter out, and what is fouling your water.
Source: have lived on well water most of my life in Florida

u/bebravechoosejoy · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

We bought gallons of nursery water for our son 7 years ago and used it at room temp. Now we have a big berkey and we will just use the filtered water from that.

We would pre-fill bottles with correct amount of water and pre-measure the correct amount of formula into a formula dispenser. When we needed a bottle just pour the formula into the bottle and mix. If we wanted to warm the bottle (which was hardly ever), we would just fill a cup with hot water and put the bottle into it to take the chill off.

u/drive2fast · 6 pointsr/macrogrowery

First walk into a couple of your local filtration shops as they are used to dealing with your local water and they know the problems.

You can also just have a look at amazon and get something like this- That is rated for 90 gallons a day. Realistically 60 is probably pushing it but whatever. Use a toilet tank float valve on your reservoir or barrel to auto shut off when it is full.

But you don’t need the faucet or the pressure tank. Just run continuous flow.

You may want to buy a much higher rated system so you are not constantly changing filters or maybe also add a very large 5 micron pre-filter before this system to catch more crud and particles before these small filters do. Many stages of progressively finer filters is smart.

If you have a little more budget look at something like this-

u/pghparagliding · 6 pointsr/pittsburgh

That's the best seller. And full house ones are crazy expensive. I haven't installed those but could easily learn how.

u/PhyllisWheatenhousen · 5 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

For $200 your can get a reverse osmosis machine that will desalinate saltwater into freshwater at a rate of 75 gallons per day.

u/redditor100k · 5 pointsr/news

I installed a 6 stage filter, it's great. The lines and fittings are made of polypropylene if anyone's wondering. The fittings they sell at home depot are not food safe plastics so make sure you buy polypropylene fittings if you need any extra ones.

u/kpne1home · 5 pointsr/Frugal

I grew up drinking city water all my life and recently bought a house with my wife that has a well. Our water tested fine but I just couldn't handle the taste of it. We hated drinking our water. I decided to give a reverse osmosis filer a try. Bought this from amazon, iSpring RCC7AK 75GPD 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Mineral Water Filter System with Brushed Nickel Faucet

I could not be happier with purchasing this system. I installed it on my basement and ran a line to my fridge and sink for a second faucet. The water tastes like bottled water. The filters aren't super cheap but it's well worth the couple hundred dollars for like 3 years of filters. If you have the ability to install one of these I highly recommend it.

u/ColinsEgo · 5 pointsr/pinealgland

This is your best option if you live in an apartment, get an under-the-sink version if you own your property. Distilled water has no fluoride, yes. But it is dangerous because it saps all of your body's minerals from the intestinal tract which is not good. Also the way the water is distilled, chlorine and other cleaning chemicals (which are 1000x more harmful than fluoride) also evaporate with the steam and make its way back into the water when condensed. So yeah best option is a 3-stage Reverse osmosis water purifier.

u/redwoodser · 5 pointsr/philadelphia

If anybody wants a brand new, never used, still in the box, water filter, let me know. Just hook it up under your kitchen sink. I bought it for my elderly neighbor as a surprise, but she prefers to buy cases of water in plastic fucking bottles with BPA.

u/well-that-was-fast · 5 pointsr/AirBnB

Not sure it's required, hotel rooms don't give you access to a kitchen it's BYOB or tap water.

But, if you're charging more than a hotel room, or you're super nice -- you could probably put an under-sink filter in the bathroom and label it "filtered drinking water". Put a couple glasses in the bedroom.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I added a RO system (and even moved it to my new house) like this.

Yes is waste some water but at last around here (N IL) water is cheap. We had previously brought gallon jugs to the store and refilled them. That is the cheapest way to buy water from the store that I could find but the RO was still cheaper over time. And the water tastes awesome. I am so conditioned now I literally make involuntary faces when I drink straight from the tap at other peoples houses.

In our new house I am on a well and septic so the water cost is even less.

u/lookattheseangels · 4 pointsr/kansascity

Following! I need a softener too.

Also, if you want to do it up real nice after you get a softener - cannot recommend this water filter enough. Has a large under sink tank so water is always available on demand and tastes PHENOMENAL. Seriously.

iSpring RCC7 High Capacity Under Sink 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System and Ultimate Water Softener- WQA Gold Seal Certified

u/Animum_Rege · 4 pointsr/veganfitness

If you're concerned about it, might as well test yourself. See this video:

You could also use a cheap pH meter like this:

If you're worried about metabolic acidosis, just eat more vegetables:

If you want to take it a step further, you could install a RO water system, like this one with 6 stages. The 6th stage is an alkaline remineralization filter, and you could buy more of the alkaline filters and daisy chain them until you get to your desired alkaline pH level (using the aforementioned pH meter).

u/dirtyFilthyHippy · 4 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

I picked this one up from amazon last year. No complaints so far. (This model requires drilling your sink but, I think there are other models for no-drill instillation.)

u/KarlProjektorinsky · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Definitely the inline filter for the bathroom sink; that's by far the easiest solution.

Something like this would be more than good enough.

One other note: if the fixture is old, you may want to run it for a minute or so to get any lead in the water out. Bathroom fixtures contained leaded alloys into the 80s and mid-90s in some appreciable amount of lead but over time it makes a difference. Letting the water run is a perfectly fine way to manage this, you don't need to replace it if it works well.

u/CookieTop · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

There are cheaper single filters or more expensive reverse osmosis systems, but they are much cheaper than buying water, even cheaper than buying gallons by the pallet, which I used to do. I picked up a Whirlpool brand at Lowes for a similar price, for the convenience of buying filters, which can be confusing with all the third party Amazon sellers.

Edit: Speaking of which, Lowes has a 'share' icon bar for every single review now, and that includes the option to submit review to reddit, what the fuck is this shit

u/shortyjacobs · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Get a real hardness test first. Money well spent.

Hach 145300 Total Hardness Test Kit, Model 5-B

Then get a water softener. Put it after your filters. They are easy to install if you have done any plumbing work. I got this one, it’s great (edit: size your water softener based on your hardness test! I had 19 grains hardness. You want to run a week between regen, give or take, with a 20% buffer. 19 grains x 4 people x 75 gallons per day x 7 days x 1.20 buffer is 47,880. I got a 48,000 grain softener):

Metered water softener with 3/4" Fleck 5600SXT control, 48,000 grain capacity with by-pass valve

My water was quite hard, around 19 grains. The softener fixed that, but made it taste like mud.

So I got an RO system and plumbed it to my fridge only. That was easy too. Took me a couple hours total.

I got this one:

iSpring RCC7 High Capacity Under Sink 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System and Ultimate Water Softener- WQA Gold Seal Certified

It’s been a trouble free year now with great tasting water. The showers are a bit slipprier, yes, but my kids are less itchy, and gross shit doesn’t grow over every water source in my house any more. Worth it.

u/FREE_KEVIN_ · 3 pointsr/regina

Those things are such shit. Talk to the city. They will credit your water bill for under the counter filters. See if they will go for a $270 RO system. Then get this. Pretty easy to install yourself.

Or, hell, if they will pay just have someone come install it.

u/OVERGROUND7 · 3 pointsr/TrueReddit

This one has been working well for me:

The filter sizes are standard (and inexpensive) too so you can try out different ones depending on if your local water management adds chloramines or regular chlorine to the tap water. Buy a TDS meter too so you know when to change the filters.

u/Ian_Scuffling · 3 pointsr/kzoo

Us too. We just replaced our ancient Culligan iron filter with a generic one from Amazon, which was easy to install and MUCH CHEAPER. Followed by a generic water softener. Finally, an undersink filter.

u/thedogshittacos · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Okay there are a couple good ones I know of, but I do NOT support ordering anything from amazon. Try to find these elsewhere if anyone has time, post the links.

u/satellite11c · 3 pointsr/PKA

Thanks. FYI to anyone trying to filter water please don't use Brita filters they are crap. Take some time and save up a little cash and invest in a filter system that has a ceramic filter in it, way better and last alot longer. here is what my family use

u/kuskaboose · 3 pointsr/minimalism

Got married in 2015 and we was in the same boat as you... Both of us are from large ethnic families who wanted to give physical gifts (because they're well intentioned and wanted to pay it forward - a lot of them were newly arrived in the US without a lot of money, and sometimes not a lot of family and married pretty young - so gifts they got for their marriage were actually very much needed). Both my partner and I already had functioning apartments (separately), then when we moved in while we were engaged, realized we had about 2 of everything and had to narrow that down. Thankfully, we are pretty minimal people - him by nature, me by intention. But especially after having to sort through both of our belonging to weed out duplicates, we really felt like we did not need anything else.

We ended up taking a two pronged appraoch: 1) Upgrading things we had, and used, but that were not all that nice to begin with and 2) Items that would help us achieve the goals that we had laid out for our relationship as a married couple.

A few things we asked for that have seen a lot of use:

  1. Vitamix - I thought this was going to be a huge waste of money, but my partner really wanted it and my aunt really wanted to give it to us (because she loves hers). This thing has gotten used daily (and sometimes multiple times a day). We have been low-carb-ish for the last two years and the Vitamix has been awesome for this kind of cooking. Can't say enough great things about it and I have no doubt this thing is going to last decades.

  2. Really great Japanese knives - my cousin is a chef recommended this pearing knife and this 8.5" knife. Not only are they super easy to handle (as opposed to German Wostoff knives - a commonly requested wedding gift, which IMHO are way too large to efficently or precisely manuver), but they are gorgeous knives that are nicely balanced and really feel great in your hand. We replaced an entire block of cheap-o knives with these two knives alone.

  3. Religious & ethnic items for holidays - There are a few holidays we celebrate where specific items are part of the tradition. For example, for Christmas, our families always have nativity sets, so we registered for that. For Easter, there are special cultural items that are used - and someone made us that. You can ask your ethnic families to get you these things (which were actually some of the most touching gifts because they were either made by hand or purchased overseas).

  4. Plates, silverware, glasses and servingware to host 40 people - This is NOT "minimalist" for pretty much anyone, but it made sense for us. We both have large families. The elders of the families have been strongly hinting at having us take over the "big holidays" that they have been hosting. Additionally, we live in a neighborhood that is the spot for 4th of July parties, and we host an annual blowout day-before-Thanksgiving party. When we were making our registry, we made a list of everyone who would be on the invite for these parties and were hitting the 35-40 person range. So we have 40 place settings - we keep 32 of them in a separate set of cabinets in the basement, and 5-6 times a year, bring them out so that everyone can eat together using real plates and silverware. It's not minimalist, but it's intentional in that we specifically have choosen to stay in the same city as our families so we can do these types of things.

    I guess my overall advice would be to make a list of goals you want to achieve for your life together, and then try to ask for items that either help you achieve those goals, or enhance those experiences.

    A few examples:

  • If a goal for your married life together is to be environmentally sustainable, think about registering for a compost bin, a fancy SimpleHuman garbage/recyling can or a Berkey Water Filter

  • If you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle together and cook homemade meals - you can upgrade your pots and pans (love my All Clad pots and my Le Creuset pan).

    Does anyone NEED this stuff? No, of course not. But when you're lucky enough to already have all your basic needs met in life, wedding registries provide are a nice opportunity to upgrade things that were aquired at an earlier time in your time in your life, not for their enduring quality, but rather their low cost/ ease of procurement. Good luck!
u/AdolphEinstien · 3 pointsr/nutrition

We use a Berkey water filter for all our drinking and cooking water.
It improved the taste and cleared up some stomach issues that we hadn't realized was water related.

u/penguin_apocalypse · 3 pointsr/personalfinance

There are non-permanent models you can buy that screw on to the faucet and have the four filters sitting on top of the counter (you can remove when not in use). It's not those little screw on Pur filters, but a full, 4-stage RO system with a tube that you can plop into your 3-gal containers and fill that way.

u/fullofredgoo · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

I bought this RO filter and it work really well considering the price. I keep it under my bathroom sink when I'm not using it, and maybe once every week or two when I need more water I put it in my sink, hook it up and fill a few 5 gallon jugs. It's not quite as convenient as having a fancier filter with its own reservoir but it works for what I need it to do. For another ~$10 you can pick up a small pex T valve so you don't need to bother unscrewing your tap.

u/SirEDCaLot · 3 pointsr/Connecticut

Here's a better idea- APEC RO-90 filter system

That's one of the better small home RO systems on the market. It's a 5-stage system:

  1. particulate mesh prefilter
  2. Combo particulate mesh / 5 micron carbon block
  3. Combo particulate mesh / 5 micron carbon block
  4. DOW Filmtec high rejection RO membrane
  5. Granular activated charcoal polishing filter

    Unless your water is totally fucked up, that'll give you some pretty good water. I have the older version of that and it takes my water from around 120 ppm TDS to under 5 ppm TDS.

    Get one of those or something like it, and you have as much RO water as you want for drinking and for your fish...
u/tint_shady · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This is the RO system I bought for my shop, the water there is awful, this thing works great, I've had it installed for over a year now. I can't recommend a water softener, I still have my Culligan, I'm not replacing it until it quits.

u/jonoslicer · 3 pointsr/NewOrleans

APEC Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-50)

u/JClocale · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

Brita filters only claim to remove "chlorine taste and odor, copper, mercury and cadmium". None of those are really a concern unless your building has ancient pipes, and personally I've never detected a chlorine taste or odor.

In fact, if you don't change your brita filters regularly, they can harbor bacteria which can actually make your water less safe.

If you really want to purify the shit out of your drinking water, you need a multi-stage reverse osmosis filtration system.

u/thepersonwiththeface · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You can get reverse osmosis water filter systems that you install under your sink for around $200. A bit of an investment, but we installed one about half a year ago and it's been great. You get super pure water from a system like this.

u/Timbo1986 · 3 pointsr/chicago

Super glad I just installed this filter last week. I never had a problem with the taste of chicago water. I've have been drinking it unfiltered my whole life. But, damn, this filter make the water taste so good!

u/Aunty_Thrax · 3 pointsr/DIY

This is the model I have and am looking to install in my home. About how long did the project take you?

u/AUsername334 · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

We recently installed one, and it wasn't too bad pricewise compared to some crazy costs I've heard. Remineralizes. If anyone is looking for a recommendation. Home Master TMAFC-ERP Artesian Full Contact Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System

u/wildscenic · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

I use a three stage household water filtration system. The first one is a string wound sediment filter, the second is a basically just carbon and the third is a ceramic shell with a carbon core.

Basically like this:

The replacement cartridges are a standard size, so you can get whatever ones are most appropriate for your needs, and just use it as a single or two-stage filter as well.

u/kendrickshalamar · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Your sink probably has knockouts - maybe one like this?

u/fuelvolts · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Nice! I burned through a solenoid on my fridge and the replacement part was $25 + shipping. I ended up finding this Culligan US-EZ-1 kit on Amazon, which is similar to yours:

Filter is good for 3000 gallons and/or 1 year. Replacement filters are $10 Prime Shipped. Works great for me!

Filter Unit

Faucet it comes with. Please excuse the dirty sink, I was doing some drywall work in the kitchen, too.

Only problem is that I had 3/8 in fittings instead of 1/2 in. The kit comes with a 1/2 splitter to use, but it was worthless to me. Had to get a saddle valve kit on Amazon for about $8 shipped. A saddle valve pierces the actual copper tubing. It took a lot of courage to twist that handle to pierce the tubing!

Saddle Valve installed.

u/hack-the-gibson · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

This is a really interesting idea. It would probably also make the tap water more palatable too. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this myself. Thanks. I'm currently looking at getting this one. I don't suppose you own one yourself? If so, what are your experiences?

u/TheEnginerd · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

5 stage RO system for $350? More than twice the price of well-reviewed systems on Amazon.

u/illuxion · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

for about $200 you can get a pretty good reverse osmosis system that works miracles. I have this one which was $160 and free prime shipping when I got it, not sure why it isn't prime right now. I considered how much I was spending on bottled water and sodas which made it a no brainer. The water tastes so good I now rarely drink anything else. My tap water typically has about 500ppm dissolved solids and a really nasty taste. That's coming from the source as I replaced all of the pipes in the the house last year(it was closer to 1000ppm before I changed the pipes). The water that comes out of my RO system is about 10ppm TDS with no odd smell, color, or taste. 3 years worth of membranes and filters was only $100.

u/laharre · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is the one I've been eyeing. It's not the cheapest, but it has good reviews and should give a very clean product. iSpring RCC7 - Most Popular, Built in USA, WQA Gold Seal Certified, Top Notch 5 Stage 75 GPD Reverse Osmosis Water Filter w/ Transparent 1st Stage & Designer Faucet

u/WillGrowNE · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I use this one. Keeps me under 10ppm and super easy to install.

u/carnevoodoo · 2 pointsr/homeowners

I have this one:

This is a kitchen sink model. It has a spout that comes up and I also attached it to the refrigerator, so our ice maker and door water use it. I don't care about the rest of the house having hard water. I grew up in this region, and it has always been the case. I think for whole house purposes, you'll probably want something more robust than that 20 dollar filter, but it all depends on what you want to get out of it.

So I guess the question is, what do you want out of it?

u/Loganshaw9 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

RO water filters have gotten pretty cheap recently for the home about 200$ can get you one. i bought this one for mine and i love it.

u/shualam · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Is this worth it? iSpring RCC7 WQA Gold Seal Certified 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System - 75 GPD

u/abhikavi · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have the iSpring under-sink version. I bought it because it was the cheapest one on Amazon at the time. It's been three years; it's been reliable and filters are cheap. Printed instructions were crap, but they have a video on youtube that made installation doable.

u/Spazmodo · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I think it's the only way. I read somewhere that other water filters like brita etc that use a carbon filter actually increase the PPM because they use activated carbon. I don't know if that's accurate as I didn't fact check it but...

If you're curious this is the system I got. It will dispense about 2 1/2 gallons of filtered water until the tank is empty and then an hour later it will again. That's enough for me to change out my solution, and then I just top it off.

u/k_rol · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Why is a system like this at $200 not working for you? It seems to be praised in this very post.

u/strongcoffee · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

I got a slightly fancier version. It's totally worth it for me since my tap water tastes terrible.

Sorry for mobile link. I highly recommend RO systems for serious growers. (Or in my case, serious beer brewers)

u/bbddbdb · 2 pointsr/homeowners

I installed this whole house sulfur/iron filter. It works great. If you have sulfur you most likely have iron and this is a good way to remove both.

AFWFilters AIS10-25SXT AFW Air Injection Iron, Sulfur, and Manganese Removal Oxidizing Water Filter, Almond Or Black

u/strtyp · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

It doesn't sound like a septic issue... if you had a septic issue, your toilet and other water drains would more then likely be backing up into your home. I would have the septic drained either way if I was you, and then have it drained maybe every 4-5 years.

I had a similar problem with dirty toilets, iron stains and rotten egg smell from my water and I installed this and it solved my problem ... been using it for a year and no maintenance was necessary and it's an easy installation process.

u/GODZiGGA · 2 pointsr/HydroHomies

Yep. The reverse osmosis process is non-selective in what it filters from the water. It will remove the "bad" things from water like heavy metals, chemicals, etc. but it will also remove the "good" things from water like calcium, magnesium, etc. In my system, right before coming out of the tap, the water is run though a "pH filter" that raises the pH of the water above 7.0 (RO water can be slightly acidic) and adds calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc. back into the water which will improve the taste. While it is technically possible for plain reverse osmosis water to leech minerals out of your system, that isn't really a concern unless you are already super deficient in those minerals to begin with as you likely get more than enough of each of those minerals that the amount lost due the water leeching them from your body during the short time it is in there is negligible. So I don't buy into the idea that the remineralization of RO water has any great health benefits, I just enjoy the taste of water that is slightly less acidic and has slightly more mineral content. The difference in taste to me is noticeable enough that I can tell when it is time to change the "pH filter" in my system.

So my system is:

Stage 1: Sediment filter - Removes larger particles like dirt, sand, rust, etc. that may have been brought in through the water pipes or sucked up from your well)

Stage 2: Granulated Active Carbon filter - Removes cloudiness as well as organic compounds/chemicals that add a bad smell/taste to the water like hydrogen sulfide (rotten eggs smell) or chlorine.

Stage 3: CTO Carbon Block filter - A enhanced version of the Stage 2 filter. It further reduces cloudiness and organic compounds/chemicals.

Stage 4: Reverse Osmosis Membrane - Removes any particle large than 0.1 nm.

Stage 5: Post Carbon filter - Similar stages 2/3 to remove taste/odors.

Stage 6: pH filter - Contains calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide, and mineral stone media to correct pH and add some minerals back to the water for improved taste.

There is also an optional 7th stage available that contains a UV lamp filter to kill any microorganisms in the water if you live somewhere or get your water from a source that has a high likelihood of having microorganisms (like if you got your water directly from a lake or stream) but I don't need anything like that and a decent portion of my system is probably already overkill since I have city tap water but my wife was super concerned about lead in the water for our kids in the aftermath of the Flint shit show, but her paranoia lead us to have amazing tasting drinking water!

u/CandyCheetoSteamboat · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

Sure. Looking back at my order it is actually a 6 stage kit.

They do make simpler (cheaper) kits as well. This is just the one I settled on.

PS: I'm not associated with this seller or product. This is just what I bought based on reviews and cost of maintenance items (new filters) and have been happy with it.

u/the262 · 2 pointsr/espresso

I use a iSpring RCC7AK. You can find it on Amazon for about $200:

It takes my ~600 TDP softened well water down to 100 TDP and tastes great. I have it direct plumed to my ECM machine and it provides a steady 2 bars of pressure.

u/humanasfck · 2 pointsr/fasting

>Do you guys think i got dehydrated due to not taking elektrolytes?

This could be part of it, though I believe it may also be that you're drinking tap water.

I suggest you consider upgrading your water source. The chemicals in tap water are great for treating and recycling it, but they disrupt the body's natural function. I believe the main detriment comes from fluoride, which disrupts the brain's iodine receptors, and shifts our hormonal balances out of 'normal' (link) as well as puts additional stress on the kidneys (link).


" The regulations for the content of fluoride in food, drinking water and personal care products should be reviewed in order to reduce fluorite in the pineal gland that directly affects mental health, hormonal and antioxidant systems. " (link)

My water choices have been alkalized RO water or distilled.

Anecdotally, if I drink tap water I feel insatiable - like I will drink a pint and instantly still feel thirsty and want to drink another. If I drink pure water (such as either of the above options), I feel very satisfied and remain hydrated.

>Whats your opinion on fasting with a cold?

I find when I fast and have a runny nose, the symptoms will be more intense, though it seems to pass/heal much faster as well.

u/Zermus · 2 pointsr/plano

I bought mine off Amazon and installed it myself watching Youtube videos.

You can certainly take them with you when you move. As far as what your complex allows, I'm not sure on that one since I live in a house. You can get reverse osmosis water from grocery stores too, though. Just buy a 5 gallon jug and water cooler, they have those on amazon or at walmart, and you can fill them up at the grocery store for like a dollar.

u/Yakapo88 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

iSpring RCC7AK 6-Stage Superb Taste High Capacity Under Sink Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System with Alkaline Remineralization - Natural pH

That one adds minerals to the water. you can get a 5 stage for less money if you don’t want the added minerals.

If you have a granite counter top, you need a special bit to drill through it.

u/albatrossssss · 2 pointsr/Coffee

My wife and I cruise quite often, and I couldn't figure out why the coffee always tasted bad. I even started bringing Starbucks via packets, which I know aren't the best but are pretty good for instant coffee. The thing is they even tasted bad. So one day I decided to get hot water from the café they have on board, and the coffee was night and day better. Ended up with the difference was that the café had extra filtration to remove chlorine from the water.

So to get to the point, I have KC/Independence water which is rated one of the best in the nation, but I started using a water filtration System, now it's very difficult to go back to normal tapwater. I never thought my home brew coffee tasted bad, but now I never go back.

Here's the system that I use, it may be a little bit overkill but we now use it for any cooking or drinking water.

iSpring RCC7AK 6-Stage Residential Under-Sink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System w/ Alkaline Remineralization - WQA Gold Seal Certified, 75 GPD

u/drawkin · 2 pointsr/vegas

I hear you, I do still add some flavor to my water (lemons, mio, or even fruit flavored green or black tea bags).

I'm not sure how the costco R/O system and this Amazon one compare, but I did some research a while back & if I ever did get an R/O unit, this is the one I would get. (Based on reviews on how the water tastes like bottled water)

u/Logvin · 2 pointsr/phoenix

I've never owned a water softener, but you can easily install an undersink RO system and connect it to your sink/fridge for $150-$200. Costco always sells one in this range, or you can buy one from Amazon.

I bought that a few months back, works great. The sediment filter is clear, and its creepy seeing the crap slowly collect at the bottom of it that came in my drinking water if I had no had this in place..

u/nofap_throw_ · 2 pointsr/NoFap

Once you give it up you don't want it anymore. Definitely worth giving up. Processed sugar is not good for you, and a can of soda has like 55 grams of it. Not to mention all of the other stuff that is in there.


I like drinking lemon lime water-- just squeeze half a lemon and half a lime in 16oz of water. I recommend using a gravity filter like this one to get rid of most of the impurities found in tap water.

u/TooManyKittiesInHere · 2 pointsr/homeowners

We have purchased this whole-house water filter which is rated for lead, amongst several other contaminants:

Here are the third party lab results:

How to read the results:

  • The first page of results ("Client Identification: Source ") shows baseline (unfiltered). Look at the "results" column to see the levels.
  • The following three pages show results after filtration. They sampled 3 times, that's why there are 3 pages.
  • The last two pages demonstrate their equipment is accurate.

    A cheaper option would be to get a Berkey Water filter like this:
u/Peuned · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

get a 'portable' 4 stage RO+DI system on ebay. i think amazon comes pretty close, been a few weeks since i checked. it's just normal filters in normal housings, attached to each other and ready to connect. the only issue, if it is one, is that it doesn't come with a storage tank, and it's slow. but i trickle fill multiple 5 gal containers in a day no prob. pay more for more gph but there's no need to pay more as long as your filters are good, the housing doesn't matter much to me.

amazon 100GPD 4 stage RO+DI 70$

the DI filter will need to be changed more frequently, 300-400 gallons. i'd recommend getting a color changing one to replace it with, that way you can gauge exactly when it's used up. one of the best deals for growers.

u/brulosopher · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Using a relatively affordable RO filter I found on Amazon, I was able to reduce my TDS from the ~380ppm to 3ppm (went through a few months where the water to my house came from a different source during maintenance). I'd wager the store-bought RO Matt used is sub-5ppm, curious to see as well.

u/BuddyTrees · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Yeah that sulfur smell is sometimes caused by bacteria in wells that consume the oxygen in water. So your water probably has low amounts of oxygen to start with, so aerating your water will help your grow regardless if thats the issue or not.

I got mine off Amazon. I got a cheaper counter top version. Just make sure you dont get one that adjusts pH or adds nutrients back in. 6 or 7 stage ones sometimes do that.

Countertop Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed (close to 0 PPM) postfilter, build in USA

u/edman007-work · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

There is an RO system on Amazon for $63, only reason I haven't bought it yet is I have only been using about 2 gallons a month, but I've heard lots of great reviews about it.

u/majesticjg · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Reverse Osmosis gets you very close to "pure." Some people don't like the clean water taste and for them they make RO systems with remineralizers to add-back the missing minerals and/or alkalyinity.

I have this system:

APEC is a pretty well-known brand and this is their higher-volume system. I have it plumbed to a drinking water tap, obviously, but also to an instant hot water dispenser and two ice makers. That way I'm not dropping ice cubes into my drink that melt and make it taste bad. Because I was having other devices hooked to it, I wanted the high-output model.

If you want their Rolls Royce model, I think this is it:

u/JButcher98 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

You look to have really good well water. Low iron is always a plus. I have one of these, works great.

Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System

Adding a filter before for sediment will help work the softener lasting longer. I have some spin down filters (you just clean the screen and reuse them) and traditional water filters that I change every couple months.

Also have this RO at the kitchen sink. Replacement filters are very reasonable, 2 sets of 3 for around $50 I think.

APEC Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-50)

u/p_rplepanther · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

These are so separated from air it's pretty hard for mold to grow.

u/joecbloom · 2 pointsr/homeowners

We have had this one since February and have been happy with it. Great tasting water, definitely better then our tap water unfiltered. I haven't done any real testing (TDS, etc), so all I can really say is that we like it.

It was fairly easy to install (though it took a couple hours), and has been very reliable.

u/Spac3Gh0st · 2 pointsr/news

APEC - Top Tier - Built in USA - Ultra Safe, Premium 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ROES-50)

u/LEDwizard · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/halogrand · 2 pointsr/DIY

Still seems like a huge waste of money.

If you are getting the 24 pack at $24 (or $20.40 after your 15% discount), and you go through your recommended 3.7 liters (assuming your a male adult) which is roughly 7.4 bottles a day. Over a 30 day month you are drinking 222 bottles of Fiji water costing about $188.70/month, or $2264.40/year.

Sticking with Amazon, you can get a 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis filter with installation for about $450.

Even if we consider this to be on the low end and you went with a plumber for installation and parts/service it would be cheaper withing a year than your current setup (with a LOT less environmental impact).

EDIT: Just read you are also cooking with it as well! Seriously, just get the System, save money and the environment.

u/kizzle69 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

I bought a counter top model when I was in my apartment. In fact, I believe I still have it....

This is it.

I justified the purchase because we also used it for our drinking water. 220 bucks up front and no more buying water at all

u/govegan_ctfu · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

It's not a pitcher but we use an [APEC countertop filtration system] ( It's $229 and a bit more if you go for the UV filter. You can also get a re-mineralization filter that adds calcium.

It attaches to the end of a faucet with a bypass. We live in an apartment and they had no issues with us installing it. I don't think there's any all-in-one pitcher (like Brita) that will come close to most bottled waters.

APEC is pricey compared to pitchers, but the savings is worth it if your drinking something like Evian for 100% of your water.

u/mash711 · 2 pointsr/sandiego

I also rent and bought this guy: APEC Water - US Made - Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter - Portable & Installati...

Very easy to setup. I have the tube going into a glass water tank beside my kitchen sink. I can take a picture later if you're interested. I tested the water coming out and was amazed at the difference.

Too bad RO is so energy intensive, otherwise the water departments would switch in a heartbeat.

u/idunnopotato · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

> Brita

If you can afford it and and willing to hook that up to the sink and wait 10 minutes to fill up a jug then that's worth it for the best tasting water ever.

This one you gotta install so depending on where you live if you own or rent then this might be worth it

u/Cookie_-_Monster · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I do believe there are some systems that add back minerals to the water. Here is one. I don't know how effective it is compared to what comes from the plant/natural occurring? Do you have two separate faucets, one for drinking and one for regular use, or did you just connect the filter to the main faucet? Thank you!

u/TreeFiddyZ · 2 pointsr/Coffee

We are really happy with a Home Master system that has a mineralization cartridge. I haven't done a water test or anything but the system is far better than our normal hard tap water and doesn't taste sterile like filtered pitcher water.

u/NW_Runner · 2 pointsr/Portland

I got it from Amazon.

u/LisaS4340 · 2 pointsr/Hoboken

Brita, Pur, and Zero Water are not that great. You need something like this:

u/cr0ft · 2 pointsr/VanLife


The above is all you need to link to Amazon, the rest is tracking stuff. :)

The canister and hoses and such on the site are all standard stuff. If you want to know what the filters do, they list those with more detail (and the filters are really the only interesting part).

But I'm not necessarily saying that store and only that store, just that it's one that has a great assortment and quality filters. - describes the combo filter. It's pretty cool, ceramic and active charcoal in one, that's usually a two-canister system. Note they have different models, gravity fed or pressurized!

The multi canister systems are most likely done to be part of a pressurized system though, I believe. See the text in your link that says "Feed Water Pressure: 20-85 psi" - that system is aimed at filtering everything coming into an RV, most likely.

But you shouldn't just buy something off Amazon even so. You should do web searches until you find a decent seeming shop, be it the one I googled up and linked or some other that specializes in RV filtration and then contact them and ask for advice. Every satisfied customer gives them word of mouth advertising, after all, and you don't really know what you need. When you don't know what you need, ask a bona fide expert.

u/JayV30 · 2 pointsr/Columbus

I've been pretty happy with this simple under counter filter:

Woder 10K-Gen3

I use it with a dedicated faucet for the filtered water - not sure I'd be happy with the water pressure if it was hooked directly to my main faucet. But the water tastes great and while I haven't changed the filter yet, it looks really easy.

u/budgiefacedkiller · 2 pointsr/parrots

I'm pretty poor (lol) so my favorite "budget" HEPA filter is this Germ Guardian tower. The smaller one was perfect for a 1 bedroom apartment. We tried a cheap Honeywell before this one and it was SO NOISY.

For a water filter we have an under-sink filter (like this) and it is awesome! No more changing a filter every 3 months. And it does a really good job filtering our super hard well water.

u/fubka · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

I installed one. I also added a T adapter after the filter to go to the ice maker. I noticed a slight reduction in pressure. Mine says it was good for a full year and that is on the high side.

u/Arkhantak · 2 pointsr/recycling

I'm glad I could be useful, here are a couple links you might find interesting:

Vermiculture Subreddit

Vermiculture Canadian Manual

Yogurt Maker

If you actually want to begin with any of the above, feel free to PM me, it took me a while to get it right, but now it is a lot easier.

About the water, I bought a Brita water bottle with a filter in it. It is not a "powerful" filter, it mostly helps with the taste, but there are pretty decent systems out there and they are not that expensive.

Water filter

I tried to link international websites. I'm from Chile, so my usual links are in spanish; I haven't tried the specific products I linked, but their chilean counterpart and they have worked flawlessly.

Have a nice day!


There are a couple subreddits you might want to visit.

Permaculture Subreddit

Check it's sidebar, there are over 20 interesting ones.

u/kesekimofo · 1 pointr/orangecounty

I just use this. Works great. I ended up swapping out the faucet after a year tho. End was peeling and showing patina. Nothing bad with that. Just didn't like it aesthetically.

u/chiefjoefixit · 1 pointr/tea

I've used the heck out of this one for a year:

Haven't had any issues with it. You can get bigger ones, but just for myself, it's been more than big enough. For my water, I installed one of these systems:

u/yoda17 · 1 pointr/collapse

I think a standard home water filtration system is actually a better deal, even with a water pump.

Pump ($60), filter($80), pre-filter($30). Add 5$ of PVC pipe.

Ovr the long run,this should be less expensive. Almost nowhere in the US is ground water unsafe to drink. Not that I would put that to the test, but unless you are in some strange circumstances you shouldn't need ultra high levels of filtration. You can buy a UV filter if you are really paranoid, you can add a UV filter ($150).

u/lqku · 1 pointr/vancouver

bottled water is also bad.

There are ways to test your water if you are concerned. A brita filter can reduce lead levels as well.

u/ew73 · 1 pointr/environment

Assuming your serious, a simple Brita filter can usually help with that. If you've got some seriously icky water, a reverse osmosis filter system will get rid of pretty much everything, but can be a bit spendy.

u/BlackThunda · 1 pointr/Vemma

you do understand that those drinks aren't even healthy, they use "natural fructose" to sweeten it, a.k.a. a "healthier" name for high fructose corn syrup, which is the cheapest sweetener possible. and they use "ultra purified reverse osmosis water", you can have a fucking reverse osmosis water machine in your own house for less than a starter pack of verve. it's just a ground up vitamin (a shitty one at that) mixed with mangosteen, how much does one can cost? $3-4? the companies cost per can is probably about .50 cents, if even, and you're paying higher than retail for it, then YOU have to resell it.

you're getting scammed bro, nutrition facts don't add up to what you're paying for.

maybe you should look up the definition of a [Ponzi scheme](

"A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from existing capital or new capital paid by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the individual or organization running the operation. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns (a fucking BMW) than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to sustain the scheme.

Wanna know what's gonna happen to vemma very soon?
Since the scheme requires a continual stream of investments to fund higher returns, once investment slows down, the scheme collapses as the promoter starts having problems paying the promised returns (the higher the returns, the greater the risk of the Ponzi scheme collapsing). Such liquidity crises often trigger panics, as more people start asking for their money, similar to a bank run.

also there is NO WAY there is 25.2g of mangosteen in there. this powder that I use, is 8 grams per serving. And that's a heaping scoop of powder, 25g in a 245ml bottle would be undrinkable.

You should get out while you can, or keep believing fake graphs and payouts, your choice.

u/usedthrone · 1 pointr/hearthstone

Try a reverse osmosis water system

If she enjoys being outdoors, running this machine using tap water (and storing it until needed) makes some bad-ass water.

u/Conspiracy2Riot · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Filter it through either a RO system will get ride of a lot of the substances most people don't like the taste of. Something like this will be a very solid step to getting the equivalent of bottled water, and save you tons of money in the long run. You can also run it through your refrigerator's filtration system which will improve taste, but not on the level of RO. Other than that, just my recommendation of refrigerating water before you drink it to minimize the taste of chlorine.

Fun fact: Did you know that Coca Cola has a Dasani bottling plant right off the I-10, and they simply use City of Phoenix water and run it through a RO system?

u/240strong · 1 pointr/shrimptank

This is the exact system I have

iSpring RCC7 High Capacity Under Sink 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System and Ultimate Water Softener- WQA Gold Seal Certified

u/sennister · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Traditional carbon type filters won't do much good for a lot of the things you find in water.

This does a pretty good job of describing what it does.

I guess I would start by getting a water report. Either send off a sample to find out where you are at or if in a city they might keep one on file and can give it to you which saves $50 or so for a test.

I have a private well at home so I don't have to mess with most of this and my water is good enough to brew with if I want but we have a RO. If I were renting the place I might not want to do a RO system but if you own and plan on being there for a bit I would consider a RO system. They are not that expensive. It will take out all that stuff and give you a clean slate for what you want for water.

Something like this would do the trick and fits under the kitchen sink in most kitchens. Though not much else will fit down there if put there.

u/Concise_Pirate · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Tap water is different in every city or town, so we cannot answer this question for you. Ask your local water provider, or post details here.

For the strongest water filtration consider a reverse osmosis system. example

u/ComradeCube · 1 pointr/todayilearned

You would install a filter under your sink, or a reverse osmosis system. Why would you deal with pitchers and crap?

Or the much better:

One with UV sanitizing:

u/SoulOfGinger · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use a Dupont 3 stage from Menards, rigged together an auto fill resovoir with a 450 gallon livestock trough (large recirculating DWC system, I use a lot of water). It is very similar to this and I only bought it there because I do a lot of shopping there and just pick up replacement filters when needed. The replacement filters are also cheap for RO. I go from 380 ppm well water to 0 at about 50 gpd and replace filters about once every 3 months.

If your water pressure is below 40 psi, consider a system with a booster pump. I have fixed many a friend's RO system by simply installing one. Seems to be 99% of the problems people have with RO.

u/itsrattlesnake · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

My wife and I lived in Shreveport (aka, the Big Sleazy) for a while and we had some foul tasting tap water up there. Ultimately, we got under sink water filters made by 3M. It was easy to install and the filter lasted for about 6 months at a time. It worked well enough that we bought a second one for the ice maker.

Of course, you can always go hardcore and get reverse osmosis.

u/mhonkieys · 1 pointr/DIY

We just bought the house and this was the first major thing (other than the dishwasher) that we've done. I kind of failed on taking progress pictures (sorry, I'm bad at that.) got all of the new items on amazon.

I plan on doing one giant before an after album once we go through all the things we want to fix/remodel in the house.

Links to the things:

RO system:



u/loweb1 · 1 pointr/Aquariums
u/jphop78 · 1 pointr/The_Donald

I have this great, but you will have to install yourself. I don't think being in an apartment is a problem, but you will have to punch a small hole into the drainage pipe under your sink. You may want to consider culligan or another water company and ask your landlord first.

Also, you can buy gallons of RO water from walmart or any grocery store for about $.80 if you didn't want to mess with the RO unit. Best of luck!

u/zipq · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

try this air-injection system: or if that is not enough, they have some larger ones.

u/3rd_Party_2016 · 1 pointr/Plumbing

I've found this which is about half price: but a DIY system has the potential to be about 1/4 the price

u/michaelien · 1 pointr/Denton

My rommates and I put this in my last house. It made some of the best tasting water I've ever had.

u/Echochrome3 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

iSpring RCC7AK 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis

Currently, because of living in an apartment and not wanting to lose my security deposit, I have the filter attached to a diverter valve on the sinks aerator. That then runs to a frame created for the filter/tank.

The drain currently drains into the bathroom tub. The original goal with the reverse osmosis was to water plants with it, so I just need to relocate the drain tube.

u/nianowen · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We got this reverse osmosis system:

We like it so far! Husband said it was easy for him to install, and we haven't noticed any unusual taste to the water at all (some people say they can tell a difference -- personally, I can't). The inspector from the state who came to run more tests on our tap water said any reverse osmosis filtration system is good because the process is designed to remove lead and other impurities. So if you could find a cheaper one, I'm sure that's fine! And he said the Brita Longlast filters are better for removing lead if you're using a Brita pitcher/etc. (That's a much more affordable option!)

As they say though, any amount of lead is unsafe. Most places have safe tap water and it's fine to drink it! But... If you get notices about your water, I think you're better off being cautious!

u/Mr_Zero · 1 pointr/Futurology

Just buy a decent RO system. It's less than $200, takes less than an hour to install and will pay for it's self many times over.

u/CanaConnoisseur · 1 pointr/OKmarijuana
  1. Is your tap water that bad you cant just use some ph up/down to balance? I would invest in a RO water system like this or this
  2. Autos typically get put into the same pot they will be in their whole life. Once the tap root is like an inch you just hop it into its new home. Full 24h light cycles are suggested for best results on most autos. Your nute situation would be dependent on your grow medium etc.. I would recommend some good soil for beginners and aside from just reg feedings I wouldn't use much fertilizers or enhancers just let the light and soil do the work.
  3. Check out r/microgrowery
u/FL-Orange · 1 pointr/Plumbing

Great looking system. I have an iSpring 6 stage system. I would've done the UV too but it would have required doing some electrical work, I only have a single plug receptacle for the disposer. I am on a well with a pretty good house unit but wanted something extra at the kitchen sink, I also have a splitter to feed the refrigerator too.

u/tbest3 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This 6 stage is amazing, the reviews are basically gold. Plants love it and it tastes like the best water I've ever had.

u/CMSigner · 1 pointr/Charlotte

We had a similar issue when we moved to charlotte. All the water tastes like a public pool--in our opinion. We had to get a reverse osmosis system. We got this one.

u/nimbletendiefinder · 1 pointr/conspiracy

I have a berkey which is great because it's big enough to use for everything. I find when I use any other water source I don't feel 100%

u/team_pancakes · 1 pointr/Coffee

I dunno about just for coffee, but I use a big berkey for my drinking/cooking water. It's awesome, filters last forever, water tastes great.

u/ATL_Scouter · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I was introduced to the Berkey water filter a few years ago, picked one up and haven’t used anything else since. It is a gravity fed filter system, and comes in various size models to fit your needs. The water tastes incredible from a Berkey. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of folks even filtering lake and pond water to show its effectiveness. They are a bit pricey though, and need to have their filters replaced every 10,000 gallons or so. They also offer a fluoride filter add on if that is something that interests you.

Big Berkey BK4X2 Countertop Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Elements and 2 Fluoride Filters

u/Mrsbtoyou · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

My dad bought me this water filter system the day he found out I was pregnant. It's pretty pricey but it was important to him. It makes our water taste amazing and it does filter out lead/

u/pokemon_fetish · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

> Drink clean filtered water

Like, from a [Berkey?](

>Neanderthal reptilian freemason demon

Definitely a Berkey.

u/thatfatbastard · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this filter based off of another user's suggestion. I haven't had the resulting water tested, but my Total Dissolved Solids meter went from about 180ppm from the tap to 0ppm after this filter.

Caution: It takes a looooong time to collect my water. In fact, I have to do it a day ahead of time.

u/outrunu · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this

Replacement filters are about $50. I have mine running to a40 gallon storage tank with a float valve for shut off. Works great.

u/sorryiwasnapping · 1 pointr/newjersey

here is what I use. I pair it with 2 7gallon jugs to capture the water and a cheap TDS meter. Been using it for over a year. You need to change filters and I think for this system they're around $50. The change frequency seems to be based on usage (not fully sure how many gallons). I have yet to replace my filter - every time I use it to collect water I use a TDS meter to check PPM, once I notice that it gets over 7-10ppm I'll change the filters. My tap water is something like 200-250ppm, this gets it under 2ppm, usually 0ppm

u/CtrlAltbierDel · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Only 6 reviews:

5 star - 67%
2 star - 33%

u/ThellraAK · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

You can't swing $60

$85 and you can Distill your own!

u/shnethog · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I feel you there, mine comes out the tap around 500 ppm. I grabbed this small RO system on Amazon for $60 and I've never looked back. Has a replaceable filter too.

I believe GH also makes nutrients specifically for hard water but I'm not sure how effective they are.

u/penecow290 · 1 pointr/ReefTank

Have you though about a portable RO system that connects to the sink?

u/gurilagarden · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I don't know if this counts as good advice, but I bought this cheap little thing:
and it provided 1-2ppm water for 3 full grows.

u/bigjuanjon · 1 pointr/subaru

Dude you gotta bail the drinking water and get this.

I have this for like 3 years now and it’s amazing.
Nice garage and subie

u/albaMP4 · 1 pointr/milwaukee

Has anyone installed a reverse osmosis drinking water filter system? It looks like one of the cheapest ways to filter water in the long run, although it does waste water. This one has really good reviews.

u/Apocalypse487x · 1 pointr/sousvide

One of these.

The water in Maryland (around where I live) is really hard. Bad enough to where it irritates my skin in the shower.

u/hezbollottalove · 1 pointr/fixit

Expansion tanks are pretty much interchangeable across all RO systems. So not really helpful. If the RO looks like this then you should be in good shape. They're not phenomenal, but very fixable. Any way you could show me the pictures? I could probably ID the unit for you.

u/drinkplentyofwater · 1 pointr/water

Buy an RO setup.

APEC Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-50)

u/DevilDog1966 · 1 pointr/Plumbing

Good on ya for the softener, because you do have hard water. As for the r/O what kind of sink/countertop do you have? Most 5 Stage r/O's are relatively the same. If you get a brand such as Culligan, you'll have to buy their filters that are usually twice the price of generic. Take a look at Amazon and pick out something that meets your needs. We have installed 100's similar to this:

u/boatsbeaton · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

A multi-stage reverse osmosis filter is your best bet. It will produce water that's 99% pure.

Here's a good one:

APEC Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-50)

u/zomgryanhoude · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

They are usually under sink setups with separate faucet/filters/tank.

Something like this.

u/workacnt · 1 pointr/pittsburgh

I'm looking at purchasing a reverse osmosis system for my new house. Relatively cheap on Amazon, not too difficult to install.

Here's one I'm looking at:

u/Skywalk_Holmes · 1 pointr/kzoo

I don't know much about water testing kits, but I picked up one of these reverse osmosis systems almost 2 years ago, and it has been worth every penny.

u/ismon · 1 pointr/Coffee

You can get a RO setup for $200 on Amazon. I dunno about all the science behind making coffee with RO water but it tastes good to me. And a mere tenth as unaffordable as your estimate!

u/self-synthesis · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Sorry, I'm still too inexperienced to provide advice. I found a counter-top R.O. system for $250. If it lasts a year, that's $21 a month to avoid hauling water from elsewhere, or spend the time and resources experimenting with dropping the TDS. Compare the tap water in my comment above vs. Brita vs. this R.O. system:

Brita = pH7.0, ~710ppm TDS

R.O. = pH9.2, ~50ppm TDS

The Brita does almost nothing to TDS, but apparently removes some calcium carbonate. The high pH on the R.O. is likely not a concern because there's very little substance affecting the pH- adding anything will bring the water to that supplement's pH pretty quickly.

u/ice_castles · 1 pointr/phoenix

I've been happy with this. Had it for about 16 months.

APEC Portable Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System, Installation-Free, fits most STANDARD FAUCET (RO-CTOP)

u/pbinj · 1 pointr/The_Donald

I just had my last Baja Blast!

Back to drinking something that's free. Water + good filter.

With all that money we're saving I recommend this filter.

u/Bhamwiki · 1 pointr/Birmingham

Zero's recycling program will send you a coupon for $10 off your next online filter purchase for every 2 filters you send back by standard USPS shipping.

I can also recommend something like this: which can last 2-3 years. I find it very convenient for getting the ochre color out of my tap water and really enjoy not having to deal with a filter pitcher any more.

u/Cam_Abyss · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I love this one. It has great reviews, it's compact, and supposedly is a 1:1 production ratio meaning it wastes 1 gallon of water for every 1 gallon of filtered water it produces. This is actually very good as most systems are 3:1. The pressure is very good with the pressurized tank and it is relatively easy to install yourself.

u/limitless2018 · 1 pointr/espresso

I got mine for about $160 I believe. Mine included the PH+ mineralization stage. This one in link doesn’t have that but I guess price might of went up. Either way there’s one I see for $50. Get that one... at end of the day it’s gonna be much more cleaner than any other home filter and you probably won’t need the mineral stage

Reviews look good:
Aquatic Life RO Buddie Three Stage Reverse Osmosis, 50-Gallon

APEC Top Tier Alkaline Mineral pH+ 75 GPD 6-Stage Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-PH75)

u/therealhorseturtle · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

Depends on how good the filter is, they will tell you in gallons per day.


I found this just by searching amazon - the best the hydro shop by me had was a 3 stage no remineralizer and the price was doable for me, i've been very very happy with it.


Has the remineralizer and everything it's a little more than 3 gallons per hour produced (and 6 waste). It has a pressure tank... i have it hooked up in my bathroom upstairs and then the grow room is down the hall so kinda of a similar situation.


I'll eventually put a barrel in the grow room and fill it up once a week and then disconnect the water line otherwise to avoid a potential catastrophic flooding of my upstairs lol, maybe keep 20-25 gallons of filtered water stored ready to go with a sump pump in the reservoir to automatically top off with nutrient / fresh water.


u/ichy076 · 1 pointr/VanLife

I looked at that site but the products are not reviewed and the descriptions are garbage. For instance, how much micron is that filter?

What about this one?

I also saw several with one filter but is this essentially what I'm going for?

u/justcallmebitty · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Filtered tap water:

Sediment filter followed by two carbon filters. Best investment in water quality I've made to date for both brewing and regular drinking.

u/iaintbrainwashed · 1 pointr/philadelphia

I just installed a Nahla Pure 3 year filter under the kitchen sink. When i went to get the link for you, the price had gone from under 100 to 165, so i found this product-example instead. Makes the water taste sooooo much better.

u/saryu38 · 1 pointr/Coffee

A quick search found this

It has decent reviews. 10,000gal/$100 = $0.01/gal

Also looks like it has easy to install hoses, rather than a plumbed system.

For $180 you could get a commercial 3M filter system rated for about 35000gal. Honestly thats overkill.

EDIT: I see you are subletting. This system should simply screw in and out of your faucet. You can take it with you.

u/1bighack · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This is what we currently use, installed 10 months ago, love it, we only use it for water and ice but it gets a lot of use. Installed and used many different filter systems over the years, this is my favorite.

u/Bigfamei · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use this one. Its been a solid so far. As a way to clear the cholorimines out of the city water. Also use it as drinking water.

That way I can have an idea when its failing.

When it does fail. Someone in my WOW guild is using this one. May move to it.

u/TheEyeofEOS · 1 pointr/AnalogCommunity


You'll need to fix your water or buy water. The only way to fix it is to reverse osmosis filter it. Most walmarts have RO water filter systems in their storefront that sell it for a $1 or so for 5 gallons (those water filling machines). Verify it's RO first. Also ask around local businesses. There's a small artesian ice tea shop in my town that sells RO water from their production facility for almost nothing. Using RO water was one of the considerations I had to work out when opening my film lab as well.

If you want to play the long game, you can get one of these

u/OT-GOD-IS-DEMIURGE · 1 pointr/conspiracy

> Which filtering type is recommended?

was like $170 well worth it for piece of mind and tastes amazing

Here's the link

u/Canadeaan · 1 pointr/The_Donald

How bout that Brain Force product that was advertised in the video? do you use that?

They're Choline pills.

Brain force you get 156mg of Choline (2pills) for $30.

Choline Supliment you can get 600mg Choline (2pills) for $19

Its literally cut and re-branded Choline, the products claims are literally the same effects as Choline supplements. You're paying 6x markup for Choline.

The profit margin for the product is between 2-5x. that's why you see 50% off as the deal.

The man's smart and has been running the same business model for over a decade. Making products, and promoting content to sell those products to the viewership. its the old "We have a terrible problem and I have the solution conveniently right here for you for only $19.99" strategy, add in some emotional trigger lines like "protect yourself and your family"

That water filter looks like its a well functioning product when it works, a reverse osmosis machine will still save you in the long run. (for the cost of 2 filter changes for an Alexa pure filtration setup, you can buy a reverse osmosis system and have it run for half a decade.)

NSF Certified Resverse Osmosos Machine $136, filters last a year. $25 filter set. standardized filter sizes through the industry. no brand locked filters.

Reverse osmosis membranes have a pore size of 0.0001 micron. The most cost effective system type if you have water pressure. filters over an order of magnitude better than sand filter systems.

Alexapure Water filtration system $156

Passes all filtering standards for public consumption also has some problems , $90 filters

Big Berkey Stainless Steel Water Filtration System not so great product reviews,
Passes all filtering standards for public consumption with higher reductions than the Alexapure product. $258 , $50 filters

cheaper filters. setup becomes cheaper long-term after 3 filter changes. product also has some problems, but seemingly less

Be smart pedes, you make america great again by using your brain, so buy my product Brain Force

u/zarakand · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Thanks for all of the comments. I ended up purchasing this one last night:

Mainly because the reviews seemed good and Fakespot and ReviewMeta didn't find too many fake reviews.

Our fridge is across the room from the I'm going to have to see if I need a second system for that to work or if I can find a way to plumb it.

u/duckmurderer · 0 pointsr/funny

That'll take a lot of the crap out. Fits under the sink too.

u/Saltpork545 · 0 pointsr/springfieldMO

I don't need a video about the basics of water purity. I'm aware that impurities in water are what makes it fully stable but RO systems don't do this. In fact most consumer grade systems have remineralization to prevent the issues that come from filtering too much.

Look at the asterisk. Yeah, some viruses or bacteria can be, yet industry wide RO systems tell you not to rely on your filter alone for bacteria or viruses and there's probably a good reason for that. Like being sued or killing people. The FDA article specifically talks about use in hospitals or in patients with immune suppression issues. I'm going to take the industry's word and the FDA's word on the fact that RO systems don't filter out all bacteria and viruses and shouldn't be considered a method of killing microbes in water.

Back to remineralization:

This one does it.

This one does it via water softener methods(calcium and potassium chloride)

Adds calcium.

Has an attached water softener aka adds minerals back in the water.

These are the most common home units on Amazon, so my guess is that a lot of folks have something similar and all of them add some mineral back in post-filtration. You know why? Distilled water isn't good for us in the reasons mentioned in the video you linked.

That doesn't in any way mean that the average consumer RO system is somehow unhealthy or 'bad water' because the systems by design add back to the water post filtration. You are not drinking 100% pure water and if your TDS is that low my guess is your water softener/remineralizer is probably not working. That doesn't make all RO filtered water unsafe. It makes your RO filtered water unsafe.

u/SpiderPantsGong · 0 pointsr/Permaculture


They are not cheap and you won't find them at Wal-Mart, but they're absolutely worth it.

u/some_random_kaluna · 0 pointsr/news

>I don't got a fancy degree, but those aren't things you need to be doing unless your water is messed up.

The fuck it isn't.

Here's a $200 water filtration system off Amazon you should look at. I can recommend others, but this is a start.

u/my_canadianthrowaway · 0 pointsr/CanadaPolitics

A home water purification system costs $269 on Amazon and is rated to make potable water safely. They can be installed by a teenager that can watch YouTube. If First Nations don't have drinking water maybe it's their own fault.

u/quuxman · 0 pointsr/sanfrancisco

Boiling city water is really unnecessary, and although filter pitchers will improve taste, don't remove the worst things in city water. I'm really happy with the RO filter I've been using for over a year: