Water softeners improve the water we bathe in and clean with throughout the home. Softeners are not purifiers and will not reduce a wide range of potential contaminants. Many consumers want to purify their water for drinking, cooking and ice cubes. Our drinking water systems provide high quality, chemical-free water right at the faucet.
What’s more important to you, the water that goes “on you” or the water that goes “in you?” Most people would answer that the water they consume is more important. That’s why most people that choose to purchase water treatment equipment further refine their drinking water with a separate system.
Typically, a water conditioner is placed at the point where the water enters the home so it can soften (remove dissolved hardness minerals from) all the water distributed throughout the house. That’s how a water conditioner protects your water heater, water-using appliances, plumbing, sinks, bathtubs, faucets and other things.
A drinking water system normally services a special faucet at the kitchen sink and further treats (reduces a large number of dissolved solids in) only the water you use for drinking and food preparation. It would be a waste to refine all of the water used in the home to drinking water quality. Treating drinking water at the point of use reduces the cost of the system.
Combination systems that address both kinds of water treatment needs are available. They typically offer the two systems in one complete, compact package.