According to a study from the Natural Resource Defense Council, public water supplies for 18 million Americans have contaminants that may lead to health risks. Even though public water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, the water could still pick up contaminants on the way to your house from deteriorating pipes or pollution. Drinking unfiltered tap water is not harmless. You could be exposing yourself to contaminants that could lead to serious health risks. Until you have a filtration system in your home, you’ll never truly realize the benefits it can bring to your life. Clean drinking water is essential to your health and well-being, which is why water filtration systems are more popular today than ever before. Here are the top 4 reasons to invest in a water filtration system.  

  1.     Good Riddance, Contaminants 

Water filtration systems use a variety of water purification methods to treat contamination and remove impurities. Water filtration systems can limit the number of toxins in water including: 

  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Bacteria
  • Arsenic
  • Pesticides
  • Nitrates
  • Aluminum 

The most common contaminants found in Oregon are arsenic, bacteria, and pesticides. All of these contaminants can contribute to severe health problems such as cancer, heart disease, and birth defects.  Water filtration systems also remove elements that cause drinking water to have unpleasant tastes and smells, such as chlorine and lead. By removing these chemicals and contaminants, the water isn’t just safer, but it will taste and smell better. A water purification system is a simple way to guarantee clean and healthy drinking water is available to you and your family. 


  1.                   Plastic Water Bottles No More!

80 percent of plastic water bottles we purchase will end up in landfills, and they could take as long as 450 years to disintegrate. Plastic pollution is a problem, and anyway that you can limit the use of plastic will benefit the environment. With a water filtration system, buying water bottles will be a thing of the past because you will have better water at your fingertips. Many people compare filtered water to bottled water because it has a similar taste. Several bottle manufacturers use a standard water purification process that reverse osmosis water filtration systems use. Investing in a water filtration system will provide safe water that costs much less than expensive bottled water and will reduce plastic waste in the environment. Help save the planet with a water filtration system!


  1.                   Safe Water with the Turn of a Faucet 

Protecting your family is the main priority and should start with making sure the water in your home is safe. Children are particularly vulnerable to impurities in drinking water. Children can be exposed to the toxins not only by drinking water but also by taking a bath, brushing teeth, or playing. A water purification system will give you the control to help protect your children from contamination. Appliances in your home also can be affected by contamination. Heavy metals, chemicals, and minerals found in unfiltered water can cause damage to your plumbing system and home appliances, such as your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator.  


  1.                   Saving Money with Filtration Systems 

Finally, there’s the question of money. A whole house filtration system is an investment, one that pays for itself in the long run. If you are currently buying bottled water, you know how expensive it is to keep up with it. With bottled water becoming more and more expensive, the idea of purchasing a water purification system for your home is becoming more economical. You will save on plumbing and appliance repairs because filtered water does not cause damage to appliances like unfiltered does. Clothes will last longer because, over time, chemicals in unclean water will leave buildups of soap scum. That causes clothes to stain and smell unpleasant.

At Shiloh Water Systems, we offer the most efficient and green water filtration solutions that Oregon can offer.  Call us today at 866.923.7558 for a free water analysis and receive a custom solution that meets your water quality needs!