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ULTRA-WH-C (City-Water) | Whole-House Fluoride, Radiation, Heavy Metal, Chem and Micro-Sediment Water Filter / Revitalizer

ULTRA-WH-C (City-Water) | Whole-House Fluoride, Radiation, Heavy Metal, Chem and Micro-Sediment Water Filter / Revitalizer

Product Review (submitted on November 2, 2016):

I have been researching water filters for a few years and was really disappointed with the options and costs, water waste, awkward management of units etc. Finally I followed through on a review, recommendation by Dr. Carolyn Dean who confirmed that she loves the filter system.
I am REALLY HAPPY with my new house filter. Where I live the water is hard (10 on a scale of 1-10) and smells/tastes chlorinated and other unknown non water elements that are scary to consume. I never drank the tap water let alone give my pets that water without putting it through a brita. That was then. Now, bathing, showering, washing, drinking are all a happy even joyous experience. The water is so soft and leaves my skin and hair really soft too.
I have only had the filter for a month or so, the first few days after installation the water tasted odd, sort of papery, but after a few days, maybe a week, it all started to taste like mountain spring water with no smell at all.
I love the easy install and the filter placement, all you do is screw the cylinders in and voila. The price point is really reasonable too, especially with only having to replace filters once a year.
If things turn less positive I will update this review but for now I feel that finally I am not drinking, bathing or washing in toxic water. What a RELIEF!

Thank you for your passionate review Katie, we are very happy to read it! A few points I'd like to clarify for you and our other customers. The "Papery" taste you mention is a normal and expected effect of the natural calcium in the system adapting, so during the initial usage the water may taste/smell "earthy" or "papery", but as you already noted, this quickly subsides.

With regard to drinking/cooking with this water: Although your water quality is now significantly improved, it still passes/sits in your plumbing system before it comes out of your faucet, so there is potential for it to absorb contaminants from your plumbing system, as such, we recommend one of our countertop/undercounter filter systems for the kitchen to clean the water directly AFTER the plumbing system and at much slower flow rate, which also helps with even greater efficacy for removing some of the most difficult contaminants to the highest %. e.g. fluoride.

Also, although our systems may help with hard water (high calcium carbonate content), this is not their main purpose and a water descaler/softener would be the proper solution for hardness. We will be carrying salt-free water softeners in the coming months.