Monday, July 6, 2015

Reverse Osmosis: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Much ado is being made about the current drought in California, and it is a serious problem that does require citizens, government, and society as a whole to rise to the occasion in order to mitigate what could turn into a disaster. However, the reality is that water issues have plagued California since its inception as a state in the U.S.

Americans also consume far more water on average than people in other countries. This means there is significant room for making lifestyle changes and reducing the per capita water usage. That being said, there are real limits on how quickly that can happen and on how far it can go without reducing quality of life in real terms. What many people do not realize is that the high quality of life in the U.S. is strongly rooted in high water usage.

So while it makes a lot of sense to cut back wherever possible, it is also imperative that we find ways to expand the water supply. A reverse osmosis water filter system, which rids water of contaminants at the molecular and ionic levels through membrane filtration, is a great option for doing that. Reverse osmosis, then, is a relatively new solution to a long standing problem.

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