Why use this type of filter?
Depending upon the source of your tap supply, water may contain residue from the materials it passes through on its journey to your house.
For example, if you're on well water, you may find higher concentrations of dirt, sand, and rock minerals, as your water has spent lots of time passing through the earth.
Sediment filters help to reduce the amount of undissolved matter in water by using micron filters made from paper, acrylic, or similar fiber materials. The filter media is often cheap and cleanable, meaning that you can re-use them multiple times.
The result is water with improved appearance and taste. Water should be less cloudy, and will also leave less residue inside pipes and appliances.
It makes sense to install a sediment filter at the earliest point in your mains water supply, as it will help to protect any more delicate filtration stages used afterward.
What do sediment filters remove from drinking water?
- Insoluble iron (rust)
- Fine sand/Silt
How expensive are sediment filters?
If you only need to remove sediment, these filters are relatively inexpensive. Sediment filters use simple technology to remove the largest contaminants in tap water. They're made from plastic casings and use easily replaceable filters, which means they retail for a low price.