The pH of Reverse Osmosis Water
A question we sometimes hear from customers who are considering the purchase of a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system is regarding concerns about the pH of reverse osmosis water. The purpose of this article is to clear up potential misunderstandings about the pH level of water and how it relates to reverse osmosis water treatment.
What is pH and why is it important to drinking water?
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, "pH is a measure of how acidic/basic water is. The range goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. pHs of less than 7 indicate acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base." Our bodies typically maintain a controlled pH level that is slightly basic.
When it comes to drinking water, the acidity or alkalinity of your water alone is unlikely to impact the level of acidity of your body. While consuming acidic water can be detrimental to your health over time, this is when the acidity interacts with various heavy metals that may be present in the water. Though the reverse osmosis process can cause the pH level of your water to be slightly acidic, it is not a problem because the contaminants and metals have been removed.
Reverse osmosis water is healthy for drinking
Reverse osmosis is a water filtration method that removes toxins, microbes, debris, lead, and minerals from tap water. Not only is the pH of reverse osmosis water in the healthy range of 5 - 7, RO water treatment provides the highest quality and best tasting drinking water. As far as health is concerned, RO water could potentially save you and your family from health issues and concerns that come from drinking unfiltered water year after year. For example, the EPA states that excess levels of lead can cause increased blood pressure, fertility issues, brain damage, and more which can be avoided with our certified reverse osmosis systems.
pH Levels Compared
The H3500 RO drinking water system from Hague Quality Water is an exceptional reverse osmosis water filtering system designed to improve water quality, taste, and benefits at home. This model has been tested by third party organizations that certify it's capabilities to reduce lead and other potentially harmful contaminants.
Beyond superior water quality, among the foremost benefits of Hague Quality Water's H3500 RO, is that it is engineered for maximum water cleaning efficiency, non-electric operation, and comes with a 25-year warranty. If you are concerned with the quality of your drinking water, or want to learn more about the H3500 RO drinking water system, contact your local authorized Hague Dealer.