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Why Water Filtration is Important in Australia

By Kevin Lillie

Water is a precious resource, and it's essential to our survival. In Australia, we're fortunate to have access to clean and safe tap water. However, despite the country's stringent water quality standards, tap water is not always free from contaminants. That's where water filtration comes in. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of water filtration for tap water in Australia

Why is water filtration necessary?

Tap water in Australia is treated to remove contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and harmful chemicals. However, despite these efforts, tap water can still contain impurities. Chlorine is added to the water to kill bacteria and viruses, but it can also make the water taste and smell unpleasant. Heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants can also find their way into tap water through aging pipes, industrial waste, and agricultural runoff.

Water filtration is necessary to remove these impurities and make tap water safe to drink. A good water filter can remove chlorine, particulates, heavy metals, and other contaminants, leaving you with clean, fresh-tasting water. A water filter can also remove sediment and other particles that can clog your plumbing and damage your appliances.

Benefits of water filtration:

  1. Improved taste and odour: Chlorine is added to tap water to kill bacteria and viruses, but it can also make the water taste and smell unpleasant. Water filtration can remove chlorine and other impurities, leaving you with clean, fresh-tasting water.
  2. Cost savings: Bottled water can be expensive, and the production and transportation of bottled water have a significant environmental impact. Water filtration provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water.
  3. Environmental benefits: Plastic bottles are a significant source of waste and pollution. By using a water filter, you can reduce your plastic waste and environmental impact.

Types of water filtration systems

There are several types of water filtration systems available in Australia. Most commercial under bench filtered water systems sold and serviced by Aquaclear use activated carbon filters - activated carbon removes chlorine, unpleasant taste and odour from tap water. 

These water systems use a filtration system that is designed to remove impurities from the water such as sediment. This sediment filtration can filter particles as small as a nominal 0.2 micron (sub-micron), although the normal filtration used is 3 micron.

Some of these systems also include rust and scale removal. 

The sediment filter is the first stage of the filtration system, and it is designed to remove sediment and other particles from the water. This filter is typically made of a porous material, such as polypropylene, that traps particles as the water flows through it.

The activated carbon filter is the second stage of the filtration system, and it is designed to remove chlorine, chemicals, and other impurities from the water that can affect its taste and odour. This filter is made of activated carbon, which has a high surface area that attracts and absorbs impurities from the water.

The final stage is rust and scale/limescale removal.

The sub-micron filter is designed to remove impurities from the water that may be too small for the other filters to capture. This filter is typically made of a thin membrane that has pores that are less than 1 micron in size, which effectively removes bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms from the water.

Choosing the right water filtration system depends on your specific needs and budget. It's essential to choose a reputable supplier and ensure that the system you choose meets Australian standards. Aquaclear sells and services the best brands and provides the best service. 

For further information on our range of filtered and chilled, boiling and sparkling water systems please visit Aquaclear.com.au.

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