So… I’ve been thinking of getting a reverse osmosis drinking water system for under the kitchen sink.
This Apec RO-90 system ($300 via Amazon) looks like a good choice, and they also make a couple of smaller/lower capacity systems.
This particular Apec system has 5 stages of water filtration, and a storage tank for what I’m guessing on-demand water.
I had taken a look at another brand, but not only were they pricey, the feed rate was about 1/3 a gallon per minute. That’s about 5-1/2 cups of water per minute, which means it takes around 10 seconds to fill up a single 8 oz glass of water. A water tank is definitely a good idea.
Plus, this Apec system is said to be built in the USA, with Apec touting their use of NSF certified parts and WQA (water quality association) certification.
These systems are intended for DIY installation a lot of the time, and so I figure I should have an easy time installing it. They also make a $21 accessory for connecting it to a refrigerator’s icemaker.
I’m not even thinking about a whole house system at this time – I figure a kitchen unit is a good start.
I don’t think we’ll need 90 GPD filtration rate of this Apec system, but it’s nice to know the capacity is there if we need it, and without too much of a premium over the less expensive lower capacity systems.
Do you have a reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system? Which would you recommend?
Buy Now(Apec RO-90, which is at the top of our shortlist, via Amazon)