Bad Water, Renting, Conventional RO Systems and the Solution

Conventional RO Systems and the Solution
Written by Nancy

The problem of tainted tap water isn’t just limited to any particular city or borough in the U.S. According to an estimate, as many as 45 million Americans drink tap water that’s unsafe and contaminated with all sorts of impurities.

Conventional RO filter systems provide an effective solution to this grave national water problem. However, there is a major limitation to these systems; they can’t be installed at rental properties. Why? Because the installation requires permanent modifications to the drain system and the kitchen’s sink counter, something which many landlords don’t allow.

If you live in a rented condo, apartment or house and have poor quality water coming from the tap, you can still enjoy safe, pure quality water by installing a countertop RO system.

Countertop RO system

Simply put, a countertop RO system is a portable RO filter system. It is installed on a kitchen counter or a bathroom sink, where it is connected to the sink faucet through an adapter. This way, you don’t need to make any permanent modifications to the sink counter or drain to install the system.

Types of impurities a countertop RO system can remove

A countertop RO filter system can remove a variety of impurities. These include:

  • Lead
  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Metal ions
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Protozoa
  • Harmful bacteria
  • Viruses

Differences between a countertop RO system and conventional RO system

Unlike a conventional RO system, a countertop RO system isn’t fully automated. This means you need to manually monitor the filtration process and turn off the system once the purified water has been collected. It’s also worth mentioning here that a countertop RO system does not come with a storage tank, so you need to store the purified water in a separate jug or pitcher.

Rest assured, a countertop RO system provides you with all the benefits that a typical RO system offers.

If you’re interested in learning more about countertop RO systems, feel free to reach out; our team at Affordable Water Treatment will be happy to serve you.

About Affordable Water Treatment

Affordable Water Treatment is a full-service water treatment systems’ supply and repair company in Racine County. Along with sales and repair of water treatment systems, the company also provides water testing services in the area. For more details call 262-661-9201.

About the author



I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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