Reverse Osmosis (RO) Wastes Water

It’s a Fact – Reverse Osmosis (RO) Wastes An Insane Amount Of Water

For well over 50 years, reverse osmosis (RO) systems have been the primary residential drinking water filter of choice; delivering very high quality water, but with insane water waste.

See How High Efficiency (HE) LINX Technology Works

In a time when water waste is less than acceptable, HE LINX Drinking Water Systems provide an added benefit of water savings like no other drinking water system on the market. Independent studies show that a traditional RO filter can waste up to 92% more feed water under normal household conditions when compared to LINX drinking water systems. Our patented technology reduces waste because we use ion exchange instead of pressure to force water through the membrane filter.

See How Much Water POU Appliances Are Wasting In Your Home

According to the EPA, POU water waste accounts for billions of dollars worth of wasted water every year. Many of the items we use everyday in our homes, and at work, contribute to the annual water waste totals. Showering for example, accounts for 17% of residential indoor water use, adding up to over 14,000 gallons of water per year, for the average family. View the infographic to see which appliance wastes the most amount of water, you may be surprised.

See The REAL Results: RO Water Coolers Waste Water Too

Think you are helping the environment by refilling your water bottle with water from a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Cooler? Think again. RO Water Coolers waste water – lots and lots of water. The good news is that High Efficiency (HE) LINX Water Coolers can provide RO quality water without the water waste. You can enjoy a water savings of more than 90% on your filtered drinking water compared to traditional reverse osmosis filters used under typical household conditions. Water Coolers are convenient and water tastes great – just get a LINX Water cooler instead and really do some good for the environment.

Chart The Water Saving Comparisons

Traditional water pressure in a given household is typically around 40 PSI. If the water coming from the tap is 64° then a normal R.O. filter will require 12.5 gallons of municipal water to make one gallon of filtered water – that’s 12.5 gallons that you never even use, whereas the LINX Drinking Water System will only require 0.6 to 1.4 gallons to create the same amount of healthy, great tasting drinking water. Those savings add up quickly. If each household only consumes one gallon of drinking water a day, it can save over 7,000 gallons of water in a year as compared to a traditional R.O. filter under typical household conditions.

Water Savings with LINX Drinking Water System vs. Traditional R.O. filter

Water Savings Graph with LINX Drinking Water System vs. Traditional R.O. Filter

RO and Inefficient Water Supply

RO systems, while very good and providing high-quality drinking water, are unable to provide a readily available supply, especially in peak water usage situations. A typical 3-gallon RO tank, if emptied, would not be filled and ready to go again for more than four hours. That same 3-gallon tank would be full again in just 6 minutes with the LINX 140 Drinking Water System. Many families across the country are in the habit of pre-filling water bottles and pitchers so that filtered water is available when entertaining or preparing holiday meals. If you’ve ever had the family over for Thanksgiving, you know you don’t have room in the refrigerator or on the counter for jugs and jugs of drinking water! High Efficiency LINX Water Systems take the pre-planning, pre-filling, and precious space out of having great-tasting, healthy drinking water.

With High Efficiency LINX Systems You Get Great Taste and Less Waste!

Mineral removal, or preservation, is one of the features users can enjoy. RO systems “strip” the water of everything, be it good or bad. If you were to look at geographic locations across the world that are noted for having the best tasting drinking water, you would find that those areas have hard water – that is water that has dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals give the water just a hint of flavor. If you have reverse osmosis water filtration, your water has all mineral content removed, giving the water a very flat, undesirable taste. With the LINX Dial-a-Taste® Control, you can customize the level of mineral content that is allowed to remain in your drinking water – from some content to complete mineral removal. In fact, there are 10 different settings, so you can customize your water to the perfect taste for you. Recent studies have also shown that in areas of the world that have the highest water magnesium levels, there are the fewest hip fractures and other fall-related bone injuries. While we do not recommend relying on your water for your body’s nutritional needs, it seems impractical to remove those things your body needs – particularly if you can keep them in the water while removing contamination. Will RO remove contaminants? Arsenic? Nitrates? Sure. But is reverse osmosis the best water filter? We don’t think so. HE LINX Drinking Water Systems provide RO-quality filtration – and in some cases, even better contaminant removal – with a lot of other benefits. Contact your local LINX Distributor today to learn more!