Most of us can agree that it is smart to drink only the healthiest and highest quality water available. This principle should also be applied to the water that we use to water our plants – the very plants that we will one day consume. The water that we use to feed our gardens ultimately determines the quality of the harvest they produce. While it’s not the best practice to feed them chemical laden tap water, on the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s also not the best idea to feed them reverse osmosis water completely stripped of it’s nutritional structure, lacking vital nutrients. So where is the happy medium? Luckily, the Bountea Hydrate filter offers an optimal balance between removing harmful toxins, and retaining important minerals like calcium and magnesium that other filters remove.
Why is tap water bad?
Many municipalities in the United States transport water through lead pipes that have been in use for over a hundred years. The water flowing through these pipes pick up toxins en route to your faucet and up to 80 percent of city water systems use filters that are below EPA standards. Some common contaminants found in tap water include: arsenic, mercury, asbestos, aluminum, chlorine, fluoride, pesticides and herbicides. These harmful compounds have been directly linked to a wide range of health problems such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, liver, kidney and nerve damage, as well as respiratory problems and heart disease. When you water your plants with tap water, they may be absorbing many of those contaminants.
The contents and pH levels of tap water varies from region to region. Geological conditions determine which heavy metals and minerals will be present in each city’s ground water supply. In order to purify tap water to make it healthy for consumption, an additional filtration process is necessary.
Why choose the Bountea Hydrate instead of reverse osmosis filtered water? Reverse osmosis water is stripped of all dissolved solids. This means it takes out the bad stuff and the good stuff. Where RO water has no mineral structure, which must be added back in at some point, the Bountea Hydrate eliminates chlorine, breaks down chloramines, and it retains the structural integrity of the water. It uses negative ionization, which means that it allows for higher PPM (parts per million) levels of healthy minerals to be left in the water. These minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, are essential to plant health but are removed from tap water when using an RO filter. With structure intact in the water, it allows for higher levels of biology to exist and multiply faster. The Hydrate also breaks the bonds between hydrogen and oxygen, which leaves the water super oxygenated, which is particularly stimulating for hydroponic plant growth. The Bountea Hydrate operates inline without electricity, and unlike traditional RO filters, it does not produce waste water. It filters at a rate of about 3-5 gallons per minute.
Water quality is one of the most controversial topics of this day in age. With all of the technologies available to us, why not choose the very best? The Bountea Hydrate is the smart choice for gardeners who want well-balanced and structured water. Treat your plants with kindness and in return they will be kind to you!