We ought to drink more tap water from glasses or reusable bottles. This would spare landfills - and the environment - from the millions of plastic bottles thrown away each year. So why don’t we turn to the tap more often? Well, many of us prefer filtered water because tap water can be cloudy and often tastes horrible, also bottled water is more convenient. Here’s how Nano can fix the problem, so you don't have to turn to bottled water but can still drink great tasting, crystal-clear water.
What Can Make Tap Water Look and Taste so Bad
Surprisingly, the factory where companies bottle water and water utility treatment plants often get their water from the same place. It could be from wells that tap into underground aquifers or from surface water like lakes and reservoirs. Some bottled water companies even start with tap water!
Both places filter and treat water to make it clean, healthy, and tasty. The difference between bottled water and tap water lies in the way each one gets to you. A plastic bottle locks the water quality in place as nothing can get into it. Municipal water, on the other hand, has to travel through miles of decades-old pipes, and then through the plumbing in your home.
Cloudiness of the water comes from mineral particles and microorganisms the water picks up along the way. These aren’t harmful in most situations, but we expect water to be crystal clear so cloudiness can be more than a little off-putting.
Tap water’s bad taste usually comes from the chlorine compounds added to the water at the treatment plant. This is the only way to keep unhealthy bacteria from growing in the pipes. Unfortunately, even the slightest trace of chlorine can leave tap water smelling like a swimming pool.
Drink Water, Save Money, Protect the Environment
If you have a Nano in your home you can drink tap water that's as good as bottled water. Nano's 3-stage filter reverses the effects of the water’s long trip to your tap. You get great-tasting, crystal-clear water whenever you need it. Even better, you can reduce the money you spend on bottled water and reduce your environmental impact by throwing out far fewer plastic bottles.
How Does Nano’s Multi-Layer Filter Work?
The advanced, 3-stage filtration system in the Nano water dispenser makes tap water look and taste as good as anything you buy in the store. It removes the things that make water cloudy, keeps bacteria from spreading, and eliminates nasty-tasting chemicals.
Stage 1: Filter Out Cloudiness
When tap water first enters the Nano, it passes through a set of pre-filters. These filters catch relatively large solid particles which then settle at the bottom of the filter. By large, we mean really small. The filters block most particles larger than a half-micron - a fraction the width of human hair. This process also reduces exposure to unhealthy organisms like Giardia that might be lurking in the water supply.
Stage 2: Inhibit Bacteria
Ceramic components inside the Nano contain naturally-occurring silver. This is perfectly safe and non-toxic for humans, but the silver has a less friendly effect on bacteria hiding in the water, and it slows their spread.
Stage 3: Absorb the Rest
The water's passage through activated carbon completes the filtration process. Activated carbon is an advanced form of charcoal that removes minerals and other chemical compounds from the water. Most importantly, it turns chlorine into trace levels of salt (the same kind as table salt) that we can’t smell or taste.
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Keep it Clean, Change Your Filters
Of course, nothing lasts forever. With enough time, the growing number of trapped particles and the spread of any bacteria will reduce the filter’s performance, making your water taste bad again.
That usually happens after the Nano pours about 1,500 gallons (5,700 liters) of water. But, Nano has taken care of that too - the Nano's smart features will let you know when it's time to easily change the filter. So you can keep getting great tasting, clean water.