1. Do I really need to be
concerned with the safety of the water that comes from my tap?
Yes! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, "The American Public can no longer take the purity
of our drinking water for granted." Over 700 organic and inorganic
chemicals have been identified in drinking water and some of them
are linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological disorders and
a host of other afflictions.
2. But my water tastes O.K.
and I've been drinking it for years and haven't had any ill effects.
The average person will consume approximately
15,000 gallons of water in a life time. In many water supplies,
there are contaminates that even in small quantities, can cause
physical disorders as stated above. Most cities have up to 72 hours
before they have to notify you that there is a problem with your
water supply. Milwaukee and other cities have recently found fecal
bacteria in their water supply resulting in some deaths and thousands
of people ill. In Phoenix alone, between 1991 and 1992, there were
reported to be 17,364 violations of E.P.A. Water Quality Standards,
according to the "Natural Resources Defense Council" in
Washington. It is not an issue of whether your water is harmful
physically or not, the issue is for such a small price, why even
allow it to be a concern. Besides, for such a small price, you can
have safe water that tastes great too!
3. How is a Costless Reverse
Osmosis system different from just a filter?
The quality of the water is much better, your
ice cubes will be clear and fresh, and the water will taste great.
This is accomplished by using a combination of the three most effective
water treatment technologies known. An expert from the office of
Water Research and Technology said in the U.S. Dept.of the Interior
Publication, 24-000-00855-0: "For general treatment (of water)
to reduce both organic and inorganic loading to tolerable levels
at lower energy costs, Reverse Osmosis(RO) offers significant advantages.
It can accomplish the removal of many classes of contaminates to
the desired degree of purity simultaneously. The significance of
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is that it provides an additional processing
tool with a broader capability, combined with lower energy costs,
that has been available in the past."
4. Will Costless Reverse Osmosis
water taste as good as the expensive water I buy?
Yes! Sometimes better, depending how well the
bottled water company is maintaining their purification equipment.
Reverse Osmosis is the same process used by most major bottled water
companies. Even some companies that use "spring water"
still use Reverse Osmosis to insure purity.
5. I have heard that Reverse
Osmosis systems waste a lot of water.
Absolutely not! On the average, these systems
will use less than 2% of your home's total water consumption. All
Costless's Reverse Osmosis Systems use water conservation valves.
6. How expensive are the filters
for my drinking water system?
Depending on what system you purchase, over
a year it will be approximately $4/per month for all the great tasting
and good quality water you can drink.
7. How often do I need to
change the filters on my Costless Reverse Osmosis system?
Once a year. Except on the Classic I-100 and
Classic II-400 models — these prefilters are changed every
six months and the postfilters are changed once a year. The Reverse
Osmosis membrane is changed between two to five years, depending
on your incoming water quality. Costless Water Systems will notify
you when it is time to change your filters and which ones need changing
so you don't have to worry about keeping track.
8. Do I need to be concerned
about sodium in my softened water?
Absolutely not! The amount of sodium that is
produced by a water softener is miniscule in comparison to your
daily allowance for sodium intake. For a further in depth look about
sodium and water softeners or if you are on a sodium-restricted
diet or therapy click