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Thoughts/Comments on RO (Reverse Osmosis) water systems

10 years ago

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or comments on RO (Reverse Osmosis) water filtration systems. As part of our kitchen remodel DW and I are moving from in the door water on the fridge to an dedicate sink faucet. We are not sure yet if we are going to go with a simple in-line water filer or an RO system.

As I posted in another thread my main holdup with the RO system is the amount of waste water it produces, here is a quote I have read often online:

"An RO unit delivering 5 gallons of treated water per day may discharge anywhere between 20 upwards of 90 gallons of waste water per day. For household use, however, and based on consumption of half a gallon per day, this may amount to less than a toilet-flush per day."

Can anyone offer up some advice on this type of system for me.



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