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People know that water is a great nutrient. It is also an exceedingly essential part of the human body. Estimates suggest that as much as 60 percent of the adult human body comprises water. However, finding safe water for drinking is increasingly becoming difficult. The tap water that many people consume usually reaches each home via a massive network of pipes. At any point in this network, contaminants can enter the pipes and contaminate the water. For consuming pure water, many homeowners install water filtration systems. These systems provide safe water by virtue of various water filter cartridges.


An Overview of Water Filter Cartridges

Water filtration systems use water filter cartridges for purifying the water. All cartridges have an approximate working life (or life span). Once the cartridge has filtered a specific amount of water, it will require replacement. Overlooking this won’t mean that you’re drinking impure water. But, it will mean that the water you’re consuming will not be as pure as it used to be when the cartridge was new. Some of the most common varieties of filter cartridges sold nowadays include:

  • Carbon Water Filters: These remove particles such as chlorine, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other sediments. But, they cannot filter out nitrates, sodium, fluoride etc.
  • Ceramic Water Filters: These cartridges filter dirt and debris from water by passing it through the small pores of ceramic material. They can rid water of protozoa, bacteria and microbial cysts.
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filters: These can rid water of contaminants such as arsenic, sediments, iron, bacteria, viruses, nitrates and heavy metals. They can eliminate bad taste and odour too.


Are You Looking for the Best Under Sink Filter?

At The Water Shop, you will find the best water purification products available in the market at present. The Water Shop became operational over 30 years ago. Vince Russell, one of the founding fathers of the health food industry in Australia, established The Water Shop to cater to the increasing demand for water purification products. Today, we have evolved into Australia’s largest independent water filtration importers, exporters and retailers. From Reverse Osmosis (RO) filters to countertop filters, we have it all. In addition, we stock a comprehensive range of water filter cartridges too. And, if you need faucets, taps and other accessories for your water filter system, we can provide those as well. For more information, click here.