Of all the cities in the world, New York City is known for having exceptional water quality. Part of the reason for this is the fact that our water comes from carefully maintained reservoirs upstate. We also have an extensive municipal infrastructure that’s responsible for making sure our water is clean, tasty, and safe.
With all of that, you may think you don’t have to worry about water filtration. That’s not necessarily true. While the water itself starts out very clean, along the way from the reservoir to your drinking glass, it passes through aging pipes, which can leach minerals and sediment into the water. Roof top storage tanks accumulate undesirable debris. Even the pipes in your building can play a part: older plumbing systems can contribute to particulate matter in your water.
Point of entry water filtration systems are among the most common types installed by your NYC plumbing service. These commercial water filters are designed to service an entire building, and are ideal for apartment buildings as well as industrial, retail, and mixed use spaces.
Point of use water filters are installed at the delivery point of the water, such as the faucet or showerhead. These type of installations are more appropriate for the homeowner who doesn’t need nearly the volume of water required by the typical apartment building, or the apartment dweller who is not satisfied with the current water quality in their home.
Your NYC plumbing service can work closely with you to determine whether you need a point of entry water filter or a point of use water filter. There are several different types of water filters, including reverse osmosis water filters, KDF water filters, UV water filters and more. Determining which one is right for you is based on what type of materials you want to filter out of your water. Your NYC plumbing service can walk you through the testing and water filtration selection process, so you’ll wind up with exactly what you need.