SAND WATER FILTER
If you are living somewhere that requires you to draw your water from a well or other freshwater source, then I advise that you use a sand water filter. These filters are designed to remove the silt and sediment from your water, just as the name implies. I also advise you to get your water source tested for contaminants to ensure that further filtering methods aren't necessary.
Should you be among the majority of people that are drawing their drinking water from a municipal source, then you haven't got any need for a sand water filter. Your local water treatment facility is equipped to remove all of the particulates that may be present in the water coming out of its natural source. As a matter of fact, the demineralization of your drinking water is the primary function of these facilities.
A sand water filter may not be a concern when drawing from a municipal source, but that is not to say that you might not need other forms of purification. While extremely efficient in removing particulates from your water, the treatment facilities are less than adequate at removing other contaminants from your water. Let me tell you just how limited the capabilities of the treatment facilities really are.
The porous membrane filters that these facilities use to clean your water are incapable of removing anything of equal or lesser molecular weight than the water being filtered. What this means is that every chemical agent and microscopic organism present in the water will easily pass right through the filter. From there, it is all downhill until these contaminants are released from your tap.
Some companies try will try to sell a sand water filter to a homeowner paying for municipal water. The idea of any sand or sediment possibly making it into your home should pale in the reality that there are some 80,000 possible chemicals present in our reservoir system. Studies have shown that there could be anywhere from five to nine chemical agents in every glass of water you drink.
Now, the EPA and the treatment facilities will try to make you feel better about the possibility of chemicals in your water by telling you they are only available in trace amounts. Whether in trace amounts or not, when two or more chemicals come together there is a reaction which makes each one infinitely stronger. These chemicals can and will have an effect on your system.
What you need instead of a sand water filter is a home water purification system designed to rid your water of all possible impurities. These systems utilize a granular activated carbon filter, a multi media block, a sub micron filter, and an ion exchange. These four filters guarantee the removal of up to 99% of all chemicals, microscopic organisms and cysts, and traces of toxic heavy metals.
A sand water filter is limited in the scope of what it can do for you, even in situations where using one is warranted. No matter who you are, you can benefit from the use of a home purification system that takes all of the danger out of drinking water from a tap.