Why choose a water filtration system?

We all pay water rates for water to be pumped into our homes, so rather than buying bottled water to drink, why not use the tap water? One problem. How can we make it safe to drink? AquaSafe products are reliable, affordable and are tailored made to our specifications in order to deliver pure, naturally filtered and safe water through the ‘third tap’ at your sink.

  • Aquasafe filtration systems deliver pure, naturally filtered and safe water 
  • Easy to install and convenient to use through the ‘third tap’ 
  • Aquasafe will remind you each year when your filter needs changing 
Tap water contains many impurities that you cannot see with the naked eye such as heavy metals, chemicals, hormones, herbicides, pesticides, nitrates and of course chlorine.  Chlorine is added to the water to keep down the levels of bacterial growth that is good for sanitary purposes but not so good for in the insides of our bodies.

Since 1904 chlorine has been added to our drinking water not because it is the safest or even the most effective means of disinfection, it is used because it is the cheapest. In spite of all our technological advances, we essentially still pour bleach in our water before we drink it. The long-term effects of chlorinated drinking water are just now being recognized.

A good amount of well-founded concern about chlorine currently exists. When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination by-products), or THMs. These chlorine by-products trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic. According to the Environmental Defence Fund, “Although concentrations of these carcinogens (THMs) are low, it is precisely these low levels that cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States.”

There are other alternatives on the market to the Aquasafe filtration systems but lets see how they compare!

• Filter Jugs – The filter jug is the system of the last century. People are so aware of the inadequacies of the 'jug' filter system, taking space on the work top or in the fridge, forgetting to fill the jug and have to wait for the water to filter through, and remembering to buy and change the filter once a month 
• Kettles with in built filters – Your kettle is boiled many times through the day so the filter in these kettles have to withstand constant boiling and yet filter at the same time. Jury is out on this one!
• Bottled water – The mineral and spring waters can be aggressive on the digestive system. Many of them have a very high sodium content that is not good for our bodies.  Remember when these waters were first discovered, they were bathed in and a thimble full taken by mouth. The minerals were gently absorbed by the skin not by the digestive system. Also you have to buy this water, carry it home and then dispose of yet more plastic bottles!