Busting 5 of the Most Common Myths About Filtered Water

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Debunking Water Filtration Myths: Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

Homeowners are trying their best to make sure that they have clean and safe water, and in the process are bombarded with information about water filtration systems. However, not all of it is accurate. Our goal is to clear the murky waters of misinformation, debunking common myths about water filtration and providing the facts every homeowner should know to make informed decisions about water treatment.

Common Myths and Facts about Water Filtration

  1. Myth: Bottled Water is Safer Than Filtered Water

    • Fact: Bottled water is not necessarily safer than filtered tap water. In many cases, tap water filtered through a high-quality system meets or exceeds the quality of bottled water, which is also subject to contamination and lacks the regulation of municipal water supplies.
  2. Myth: Water Filtration Removes Essential Minerals

    • Fact: While reverse osmosis systems can remove some minerals, many filtration systems are designed to retain beneficial minerals while removing contaminants. Additionally, the essential minerals can be easily replenished through a balanced diet.
  3. Myth: Water Softeners Purify Water

    • Fact: Water softeners, while effective for removing hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium, do not remove other contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, or chemicals. For comprehensive purification, a separate filtration system is necessary.
  4. Myth: Filtered Water Tastes Bad

    • Fact: The taste of filtered water largely depends on the type of filtration system used. Many systems improve the taste by removing contaminants that cause off-flavors, resulting in clean, refreshing water.
  5. Myth: Filtration Systems Are High Maintenance

    • Fact: While all filtration systems require some maintenance, many modern systems are designed for ease of use with minimal upkeep. Regular filter changes are typically the extent of the maintenance required. Most of the systems we offer don't need maintenance more often than every 12 months.


Water filtration is an essential aspect of ensuring safe and clean drinking water in your home. By debunking these common myths, homeowners can better understand the benefits and workings of water filtration systems, leading to more informed decisions about their water treatment needs. If you'd like help in getting the right water filtration system for your home, learn more here

We're Here To Help You

Don't hesitate to seek professional assistance when needed. Our experts at Mid Atlantic Water have been helping customers make the right choice for their home's water problems for nearly 30 years. If you have any questions on which water filtration system is right for your home, we're here to help. Contact us however you'd like:

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