Well we finally moved! Last month we moved into an acreage! I am really excited about this as we have always wanted to live in the country. But with that comes the uncertainty of the water that comes out of the well. We are surrounded by crops. And I mean surrounded! And if I watch what chemicals go into my food, why not watch what is in my water!
We honestly do not know what is in our water at this point. We don’t know how hard our water is, or what chemicals are in it from the farmers fields or the nitrate levels. We are going to have our water tested and you can find numerous tests for that one line. I am going with one that needs to be mailed in overnight so once payday comes we will get that done. But I knew I needed something until then!
I came across Aquasana (sponsor). They had numerous filter options to choose from but since I didn’t know what I was dealing with I wanted one that would cover as much as possible. We went with the 3 Stage Under the Counter Filter.
I know this picture is a bit dark but the lighting in my kitchen is nothing to be desired. The Under the Counter Filter was really quick and easy for my husband to install. It fits under our old 60’s counters perfectly. I like how the water goes through 3 stages:
- First it goes through a 20 micro pre filter: this helps catch rust, sediment, and silt to help prevent clogging.
- The second filter is Activated Carbon: It will reduce organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, herbicidesm pesticides, and MTBE among a few other things.
- Last but not least is the Sub Micron (.5) mechanical filter: this will reduce chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia. It will also reduce mercury and lead and other heavy metals.