How expensive is it to filter the water you drink?
You may be asking yourself why you even need to filter the water that comes from the taps in your home. The fact is that water is treated before it’s delivered to your home. This treatment is carried out to remove potentially dangerous bugs from the water, but chemicals including chlorine are used during the treatment process. This means that the water can end up tasting and smelling less than great. The water can also pick up contaminants as it travels along pipes to your home. Obviously, you do not want to drink any of these contaminants.
You can see why water filtration is so important. There are numerous filtration systems available to purchase. The range of costs for these different filtration solutions is wide so you should be able to find an option that is affordable for you. Let’s take a look at some of the options you should consider.
Most affordable water filtration solutions
If you do not have a lot of cash to spend on filtering the drinking water in your home there is still something you can do. It’s worth taking a look at jug filters and tap mounted filters. You can purchase either of these for around AUS$25 to AUS$75. Of course, you also need to take into account the ongoing costs which can be on the high side with jug filters as the filters themselves tend to wear out quickly. You also need to bear in mind that tap mounted filters are not suitable for use on all taps.
Counter top and under the sink solutions
If you are looking for a water filtration system that is more robust you may want to opt for a counter top filtration system or one that fits under the sink. Both of these systems enable you to filter more water than if you were to use a jug filter or a tap mounted filter. You can purchase a counter top filtration system for around AUS$60 to AUS$350.
An under the sink system costs more; between AUS$180 and AUS$600. This is because it requires some plumbing before it can be used which counter top filters do not.
You should not forget to factor in ongoing running and maintenance costs for both of these solutions.
Whole house filtration systems
If the water quality in your home is not good you may decide that a whole house filtration system is the best choice for you. As you might expect, this type of system is generally the most expensive. You can purchase a system from around AUS$300 but systems with more functions can be priced anywhere from AUS$4,000 upwards. Of course, you also need to have the system fitted into your home. Again, do not forget to consider ongoing maintenance and running costs.
Systems for businesses and organisations
If you run a business or organisation you will probably want to provide a fresh water supply for people who work in the building or visitors. There are plenty of solutions available for you to choose from, such as an Elkay fountain which costs around AUS$3,000. You need to do your research and decide which is the best solution for your needs.
Hopefully, you can see why it’s so important to filter water. We have also shown you that there are filtration solutions available no matter what your budget.