Reverse osmosis water has a pH between 6-6.5, where regular water straight from the tap typically has a pH of 7-7.5. Because of its lower pH, reverse osmosis water can taste slightly more acidic, but it won’t have any negative impacts on your health. According to Environmental Protection Agency standards, any drinking water with a pH between 6.5-8.5 is safe for consumption.
Reverse osmosis water has a lower pH than other water types because it has no mineral content. And because it’s pure water, a glass of reverse osmosis water that’s left out on the counter will pull carbon dioxide out of the air, reducing the pH to as low as 5.5. While it makes for a cool science experiment, reverse osmosis water won’t likely become any more acidic than that. Still, investing in a reverse osmosis system with a remineralizer is a great way to keep the pH (and the taste) of your filtered water consistent.
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Reverse osmosis is a powerful filtration method that can help make your water safe to drink by removing contaminants, but the process can also strip healthy minerals, reducing the benefits and changing the taste of your tap water. To get the benefits of reverse osmosis without the cons, you can invest in a reverse osmosis system with a remineralizer to replenish healthy minerals that were removed along the way.
Aquasana’s SmartFlow™ Reverse Osmosis filtration system is a highly-rated, highly effective, and proven to reduce five times the contaminants versus other RO systems. It removes 90 different impurities like microplastics and lead, while adding healthy minerals back into your water for optimally alkaline drinking water. Contact us for more information and browse more of our under sink filtration solutions for your best drinking water yet.