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Raw Water! The latest health craze is not healthy at all!

Doesn’t anyone watch the survivor shows anymore, “Dual Survival””Naked and Afraid” etc.. ? The first thing you do in a survival situation is find what? WATER… but wait you can’t just drink it, you’ve then got to purify that water to make sure that you do not ingest any protozoa, bacteria or viruses. So you boil it to kill everything that is living in it that could potentially make you sick. A new health trend in the United States is to avoid drinking tap water in exchange for “raw water”, putting your health at risk in the process. According to the World Health Organisation, drinking contaminated water causes over half a million diarrhoeal deaths every year. There is a reason why we chlorinate our water. At the turn of the century, thousands of people died annually from cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever.  The “raw” water folks will tell you that the goal with “raw” water is to avoid chlorine, chloramine, fluoride and oxidized carcinogen byproducts from public water treatment systems and also get all of the wonderful “Raw” living organisms from natural spring water. Chlorine, chloramine, (chlorine plus amonia) are highly efficient disinfectants and are added to public water supplies to oxidize, kill these disease-causing pathogens that commonly grow in water supply reservoirs, on the walls of water mains and in storage tanks. Raw water enthusiasts will tell you that the water you are drinking from your tap is dead water that offers none of the qualities that “Raw” water offers but of course they want to sell you that Raw water for about $30.00 a gallon.  “Dead water” from your tap isn’t dead, it’s purified water…H2O and it is the elemental properties of water that humans must have to survive. Your body is approximately 60 percent water, your brain is 70 percent water, and your lungs are nearly 90 percent water. Each day, your body must replace 2.4 liters — or about 2.5 quarts of water — through ingested liquid and foods. Water is more important for your body’s survival than food. You can live without water for approximately one week, but you can survive without food for more than a month. Lack of water, or dehydration, reduces the amount of blood in your body, forcing your heart to pump harder in order to deliver oxygen-bearing cells to your muscles. In the early stages of dehydration, you can become dizzy, irritable and experience headaches. As dehydration progresses, you become clumsy and exhausted. Your eyesight fades. In the last stages of dehydration, you may feel nauseous and begin vomiting. Without water, you will enter a coma and die. If your goal really is to avoid everything bad in your water coming from your tap you may want to just purchase a very affordable reverse osmosis system to put under your sink to take everything out of the water including chlorine, chloramine, chlorine byproducts.  Reverse osmosis drinking water systems are the number one recommendation for removing a wide variety of these contaminants including atrazine, chloroform, Lead, Fluoride and other industrial chemicals. Filter Pure Systems recommends and stocks several different brands of reverse osmosis systems including Hydrotech’s latest RO system featuring quick-change cartridges, which can be customized for changing water conditions. These proprietary cartridges also simplify the regular replacement as required – typically on an annual basis. The QCRO delivers bottle water quality without the hassle or cost.

PURA 1340302-60, QCRO4V-50 Reverse Osmosis System


  • High Quality Reverse Osmosis Membrane
  • 50 Gallons Output Per Day
  • Sediment Pre-Filtration
  • Carbon Block Pre-Filtration
  • Granular Carbon Post-Filtration
  • Quick-Change Cartridges – Easy as a Light Bulb
  • 1/4″ Quick-Connect Fittings
  • Color Coded Fittings & Tubing for Ease of Installation

System Includes:

  • Long Reach Chrome Faucet
  • Storage Tank
  • Installation Hardware

QCRO4V-50 Certified Contaminant Reduction

Arsenic 0.30 ± 10% 0.010 98.7 99.6
Barium 10.0 ± 10% 2.0 97.7 98.8
Cadmium 0.03 ± 10% 0.005 97.3 98.8
Chromium (+6) 0.3 ± 10% 0.1 97.6 99.1
Chromium (+3) 0.3 ± 10% 0.1 99.6 99.7
Copper 3.0 ± 10% 1.3 98.3 99.0
Fluoride 8.0 ± 10% 1.5 96.3 97.7
Lead 0.15 ± 10% 0.010 99.3 99.3
25 pCi/L ± 10% 5 pCi/L 80.0 80.0
Selenium 0.10 ± 10% 0.05 97.8 98.1
Turbidity 11 ± 1 NTU 0.5 NTU 96.7 98.9
TDS 750 ± 20% 187 84.5 85.1

This system has been tested according to WQA S-300 for reduction of the substances listed above. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 58 standard.

Download the AQUA FLO SPEC SHEETqcro4v-50

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