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A man stuck in mountain of Bottled Water killing the enviroment
Sadly this should be an unusual sight but it is not and can be seen in many parts of the world.

We all know that bottled water has become increasingly popular in Australia in last decade or so.

Less well know is that plastic bottles generate an enormous amount of waste that is ending up in local dump (landfill) or local environment.

If you make use of a good water filter and recycle water bottles you can help conserve vital resources and protect the environment. A huge benefit is the bonus effect of saving money at the same time. For about the cost of 36 store bought bottles of water ($110 3-Stage Undersink filter) you can buy a good water filter. On the other hand local tap water may cost just a few cents per litre.

Many bottles are made of out of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic bottles which are made from petroleum (or crude oil).

“Did you know it can take up to 3 Liters of water to produce 1 Liter of bottled water?” – see The Water Project

The process of transportation of bottled water around the place requires huge amount of energy expenditure basically wasted when compared the energy costs involved in filter water close to where it will be used.

Below is a great video about how great “Tap water” versus “Manufactured Bottle water”.

If you dont have 8 minutes it basically a well made video that rubbishes the idea of buying bottled water and points out that is it basically no better than regular tap water except it is x2000 more expensive. Which is actually strange when you think about it make a great comparison between $5 sandwiches vs $10,000 if it was x2000 the cost like the difference between tap and bottled water is.

So think how great your own filtered tap water would taste not to mention the cost. If you need a filter or upgrade then visit our shop

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At FilterWater.com.au  we have a great suggestion for making a better home brew.

A lot of people ask me what is so special about the home brew beer I  love to make and this is usually from other home brew enthusiasts as well. Many are surprised to hear my secret is really simple filtered water. Specifically using a RO (reverse osmosis) system to remove most of the chlorine and other nasty chemicals that can effect the taste and smell.

Yeast

 

 

 

 

 
All good home brewed beers start with having happy yeast and they are particularly fussing about the water not just the temperature which is quite specific for most yeast but the quality of the water meaning has it had the chlorine, salts and other chemicals removed.

I would also recommend a system with a pump as it can take a long time to fill 23 liters of water without one.

If you like to learn more about yeast take a look at this guide from Beer Advocate

 

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An undersink water filter system is an advanced type of filtration system that fits neatly under you sink, hence the name undersink (or under sink) water filter system.

It help will make drinking water safer for your family with improved taste and greater clarity, you’ll find better flavour in foods and beverages when they are made with filtered water.

5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water System
This is a what one of 5 Stage Reserve Osmosis Undersink system looks like.

One of the greatest things about undersink system is that you can simply turn on a tap and get fantastic water from it. Also it is out of the way unlike a water filter system that sits on your kitchen counter taking up valuable bench space. By installing it under your counter the system can include a pump and that means it can also produce more water than a system which is gravity feed or counter-top based.

Most people can install of themselves in just a couple of hours and they only maintenance required is the change of replaceable cartridges ever 6-12 months depending the condition of the water going through the system in the first place.

The first time you change you ever change a cartirdge you will be glad you got a filter rather then being the filter (think about your poor kidneys).

 

 

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Filter water before you drink it your body will thank you. Most people are unaware of what is in their water and why they should filter water before drinking it. This include people who have the water supplied by the local authority or private water vendors. One way you take the guess work is use a quality filter to clean up your water.

A water filter can removes impurities from water by means of a fine physical barrier, a chemical process or a biological process to filter water.
Filters cleanse or filter water to different extents for purposes like irrigation, drinking water, aquariums, and swimming pools. At Filter Water we are concerned with helping people get access to clean water.

Typical Water will contain most if not all of the following impurities and containment’s at various levels depending on your location :

Typical Water Impurities

AmmoniumGardia cystsSalt
Arsenic +3 +5Glucose
Silicate
BicarbonateIronSilver
CadmiumLeadSodium Chloride
CalciumMercurySodium fluoride
Chlorinated PesticideNickelSodium Nitrate
CopperNickel sulphateSucrose
E.coli BacteriaNitrateSulfate
PotassiumZinc

The are various option for removing these and really depends on the source of the water. As a minimum we recommend the use a basic 3 Stage Water Filter or a complete 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis System. 
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane. RO can remove many types of molecules and ions from solutions and is used in both industrial processes and in producing potable (clean drinkable) water.  The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvent is allowed to pass to the other side. To be “selective,” this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as the solvent) to pass freely.

“Tap Water vs Reverse Osmosis” (RO) – Filter Water

Here is a great (but slightly geeky video) explaining the difference between 

And yet another way of looking at the video is here on this Youtube link

Filter Water with a cartridges not your kidneys
Even in Australia with ultimately if you do not filter your water you will end up being the human water filter instead.
Take a look at this before and after picture of water filters cartridges.

You should purchase your 3 Stage Water Filter , 5 Stage Water Filter or Replace Cartridges

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