Water and Health

Water has always been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans and is essential to the survival of all organisms. Water composes approximately 75% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. Health authorities have historically suggested at least eight glasses, eight fluid ounces each (168 ml), of water per day (64 fluid ounces, or 1.89 litres).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. These illnesses are frequently caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa that make their way into the water supply. And unfortunately, these contaminants can survive in the environment for months.

Since the 1850s, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. Though chlorine is vital for stopping the spread of disease, its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine) and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives.

Depending on where you live, your water can contain iron or manganese, which can cause rusty-orange or black staining.

Investing in a Forta Systems water treatment solution is one of the most beneficial upgrades you can make.

Drinking Water System Benefits

  • Clean, pure and refreshing drinking water for your entire family.
  • More flavorful coffee and drinks.
  • Less expensive and less hassle than buying bottled drinking water.
  • A greener, more environmentally friendly solution to plastic bottles.

Using the Forta Systems Reverse Osmosis filter gives you confidence in the quality of drinking water.