Water filter/purifier system. Which is best?
I'm in the market for a new water filtration system. Any suggestions? I've used Brita for the last few years and it's decent. I like the fact that it's the small pitcher that can be put in the fridge instead of the large inverted jug style but I'm open to suggestions. Also, my prehistoric city still puts fluoride in the water so anything that can take out 75% or more of that would be great. Thanks!
I saw good things about http://www.pwgazette.com/ mentioned somewhere (I think it was referenced in "The Drinking Water Book"). I bought a 3 stage (non-RO) filter. I think RO filters, in addition to wasting water, make the water almost "too" clean tasting. I liked that this company has an option for fluoride filters, since I also wanted to get the fluoride out of my drinking / cooking water. I ended up going with their suggested configuration for fluoride filtering - two carbon block filters and one fluoride filter.
So far I am pretty happy with it. Only minor problem is that the water seems to have a bit more air in it than I'd like - the instructions said this would go away with time, but so far, still happening.
The one I got is the standard triple under sink filter
http://www.pwgazette.com/uf.htm (they will sub one of the fluoride filters out for one of the others at no charge with the initial order, but the replacement filters do cost more than standard block ones. Also, the timeframe they actually recommend replacing the filters on is slightly different than the one they suggest on their site currently, so do factor in the consumeables when you figure out how much the filter is going to cost you
)but this one also looks interesting.