Our water is purified through steam distillation. This is the best way to kill harmful bacteria and viruses, remove virtually all foreign particles, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, chlorine and most volatile organic chemicals. The water is first heated in a boiling chamber. The water, once boiling, begins to evaporate and turn into a steam vapor. The steam then travels through a baffling system and then up into a compressor. The steam is then pressurized, which raises the steam’s temperature before it is routed through a special heat exchanger located inside the boiling chamber. The steam (under pressure) is at a higher temperature than the feed water inside the boiling chamber. As the steam then starts to condense and the water then flows out of the distiller. It then travels into one of our water holding tanks. The water undergoes not only distillation but also a series of different carbon filters, water softeners, ultra-violet lights, o-zone systems, and oxygen pumps to ensure that you are getting the best in quality and taste.
Vs. Other purification methods
Water that is just filtered may taste fine, but it’s all about what you cannot see that is not. Filtered water is typically passed through a carbon filter. This filter does reduce bad taste and odors, but they are not effective in removing most contaminants. These contaminates include arsenic, copper, lead, nitrates, parasites, sodium, and sulfates. A filtration system that is not properly maintained will become a colony of bacteria. This happens because organic materials remain in the filter, or after time the filter begins to deteriorate. Also it is hard to determine when a filter needs to be exchanged. Carbon filters can still reduce bad taste and odors, long after the filters ability in reducing tasteless and odorless organics.
Reverse Osmosis systems are most commonly found at bottled water companies or in homes. These systems force water by pressuring it through semi-permeable membrane(s) to reduce inorganic materials. The systems reliability in purifying water varies in many ways. The performance can be affected by pressure of the water, temperature, pH, bacteria, TDS (total dissolved solids), and contaminants from chemicals in the tap water. Over time, like all filters, the systems performance will decline. Reverse Osmosis systems also waste a lot of water. The water that passes through the system and is rejected can be 50% or more, so in the end your final product is a small amount.
Spring water and artesian water can be the same as just drinking your tap water. The problems with these types of water are that many chemicals seep through the Earth’s soil and into our drinking water. This is of great concern if the water is not properly purified. One of the only ways to rid the water of these chemical contaminants is by distillation.