Seattle is located in an amazing natural environment. The Cedar and Tolt River watersheds readily supply the city and surrounding areas with clean and great-tasting water. As a result, Seattle has the best tap water in any city in the country.
Is a Water Filter needed?
If Seattle’s water is so great, is a water filter needed? Although Seattle tap water is clean and soft, it also contains fluoride, chlorine, and other contaminants. However, these can be easily filtered out with a water filter, giving homeowners the highest purity of drinking and cooking water.
- Our recommended type of water filter is called Point of Use. This filter is designed for one location, usually the kitchen, as the best method to remove fluoride, chlorine, and lead.
- Furthermore, some filters have been designed specifically for use on water supplies similar in quality to that found in Seattle.
Raymark technicians offer two installation methods for water filters:
- The recommended method is installing a dedicated faucet for filtered water at your kitchen sink
- The “inline” method is running all of the cold water at the kitchen faucet through a water filter
In either case, there are a variety of models and sizes to meet different capacity needs. In order to determine the size of the water filter needed, select the gallons per year based on the number in your household.
- On average, a 1-2 person household will use 500 gallons of drinking and cooking water in one year
- A 3-4 person household will use about 1000 gallons
- A 5-6 person household may use about 2000 gallons
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