Monday, May 24, 2010

Santevia Gravity Water System

The good deal that we had got at the Apple Market's Health Fair in September was something for which we had been looking for a while; it filled a need that we had, to be able to drink water that was better for you, and certainly better than drinking water straight from the tap.

Their eight stage Water process is as follows: ceramic pre-filter, which removes rust and sediments, and inhibits bacteria, germs and parsites; activated carbon and charcoal, which removes chlorine, Trihalomethanes (THMs), organic chemicals, odour, colour and particulates; silica sand, which neutralizes acidic components creating optimal pH balance; zeolite granules, which inhibit bacteria, removes heavy metals (such as lead and mercury) and removes detergents, agricultural chemicals and other toxins; mineral infusion, which helps oxygenate the water and adjust to mild alkaline; bio ceramic, which breaks water molecules into very minute fractions to greatly improve absorption and increase the oxygen content of the water; mineral stone post filter, which continually releases easily absorbed ionized minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc and other trace minerals); magnetic tap, the magnet activates the water molecules and reorganizes them into simpler structures to aid absorption.

The measure of the water is always in how it tastes, and this one too suffers from what I can only describe as the Filter Taste, reminiscent of a number of other healthy filters that I have tried. Still, it’s better tasting than the chlorinated/fluoridated tap water. Our system or water is one of those who suffer from the green algae buildup, which affects some people’s systems, but doesn’t, apparently affect the taste or healthiness of the water (though, after I do clean it, it tastes “cleaner”).

Overall, I’m more than happy with this system, my beautiful Bride likes it very much, and the filter seems to work much longer than the Brita ones. I see they have now ones with silver, which is another way of reducing the harmful things in the water. There is also a version which sits on top of water coolers.

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