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Types of Drinking Water

Locally-Produced Bottled Water For Northeast Ohio Homes and Businesses

Ever wonder what the difference is between distilled drinking water and spring water? Both are great choices, but you may prefer one over the other depending on what you’re looking for. Distilled water is best for those who want to avoid impurities, while spring water is ideal for those who value water that is produced naturally.

Let’s take a look at the different water options available at Distillata.

Types of Drinking Water We Offer

Distilled Water

Distillata distilled water has meant purity for well over one-hundred years. The distillation process removes all minerals and impurities, leaving only less than one part per million (ppm) of total dissolved solids and meeting all chemical requirements of the US Pharmacopeia. We produce distilled water by boiling water and then condensing the collected steam back into a liquid. This process removes impurities and minerals from the water.

Process:

  1. Water is heated to a boil and steam occurs (evaporation).
  2. That steam travels to a separate holding tank leaving behind 99% of all solids, minerals, contaminants, and impurities.
  3. The impurities are flushed from the system.
  4. The purified steam is then cooled and returns to liquid form, also known as distilled water.
  5. It is then finished with a UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms (a safe, chemical-free way to treat water).
  6. For a final polish, the water is disinfected with an ozone treatment. Because of its excellent disinfection and oxidation qualities, ozone is widely used for drinking water treatment. Ozone has greater disinfection effectiveness against bacteria and viruses compared to chlorination.

Qualities:

  • Distilled water is almost completely void of any dissolved solids (generally <1ppm). This leaves the water with a fresh taste that aside from drinking is also perfect for use in certain manufacturing equipment and household gadgets
  • Distilled water has a flavor-enhancing characteristic that makes it a great choice for infused waters, tea, and cooking.
  • Because distilled water is void of any solids, impurities, or contaminants it stores beautifully. Having an ample supply of bottled water on hand is always a good idea in case of emergencies. There is no type of water that is better suited for this job.

Reverse Osmosis Water

This high-quality drinking water is produced by passing through a semi-permeable membrane, allowing only the purest water to flow through. This leaves all contaminants behind thus giving “R.O.” it’s own unique taste. We like to describe it as an intense filtration process. However, to create truly polished water there are a few more steps. To be precise there are five. You will often hear this process referred to as five-stage reverse osmosis filtration.

Process:

  1. First, source water goes through a pre-sediment filter removing larger solids.
  2. Next, the water travels through two pre-carbon filters removing chlorine, volatile organic compounds, taste, and odor.
  3. Then the reverse osmosis filter will take care of the remaining dissolved solids.
  4. Finally, the last carbon filter delivers a fresh-tasting and smelling product.
  5. The water is finished with a UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms.
  6. For a final polish, it is disinfected with an ozone treatment.

Qualities:

  • Reverse Osmosis (commonly called RO) water has been enjoyed for drinking, manufacturing, and other applications for many years. The reverse osmosis purification process was originally used by the US Navy to provide water for their submarine crew members. They actually removed the salt from seawater to make a potable beverage enabling their men to stay aboard for extended periods of time.
  • In recent years reverse osmosis has taken off as water of choice for many consumers. Not only is the process reputable, but the finished product tastes light and refreshing.

Artesian Spring Water

The term artesian describes a water spring that flows to the surface naturally without the aid of a pump. The water is forced out by the pressure that has built between two impermeable surfaces. Our own protected spring is located near Kent, Ohio. It is monitored daily and exceeds all governmental regulations for drinking water.

Process:

  1. Water flows down a decline into a porous substance such as rock, sand, or gravel.
  2. Surrounding the porous substance is rock or another material so hard that the water cannot escape through it to reach ground level.
  3. This combined with the flow of water creates pressure that is only released when it finds an escape.
  4. In our case, the escape is a well.
  5. Next, a .2 micron filter removes all solids
  6. It is then finished with a UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms.
  7. Finally, the spring water is disinfected with an ozone treatment.

Qualities:

  • Free of sodium, chlorine, and calories, it’s delivered fresh each day from a naturally free-flowing protected, spring.
  • Mother nature pre-filters the water and along the way, it picks up beneficial minerals. Those minerals contribute to refreshing tasting water.

Premium Drinking Water

A carefully blended mixture of both our distilled water and artesian spring water. The natural minerals of our artesian spring water are blended with our distilled water to appeal to those with discriminating tastes.

Our own unique process:

  1. Finished artesian spring water is combined with finished distilled water in a state of the art holding tank.

Qualities:

  • The beneficial mineral content of spring water.
  • Longer storage abilities with the addition of distilled water.
  • Distilled water has a flavor-enhancing characteristic, amplifying the fresh taste of the spring water.

Check out the areas we serve and order your favorite drinking water today! Call (800) 999-2906 or fill out a form for more information.

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