First of all, we must not forget that we live in the age of a market economy, which means that merchants are trying to make money on everything. Water filters are also a commodity that is in demand, because clean is often better than dirty. This postulate is not even discussed. This is what advertisers use. In Moscow, the quality of water in each house can be tracked according to the information on the Mosvodokanal website. There is no doubt that its performance is always within the limits established by SanPiN 126.96.36.1994-01. Because otherwise, it can become a criminal offense. Mosvodokanal is responsible for the supplied water only until it enters the house. The sellers of filters take advantage of this, referring to the fact that the pipes in the houses are old, hence the additional pollution of the water entering our apartments. Moreover, it is completely free, although such a test in the appropriate laboratory costs decent money. But as you know, free cheese is in a mousetrap. If you fall for this bait, you will have to believe the numbers that well-wishers will present. Or do your own water testing. There was a case when they held a meeting in the house, talked about utility bills, and towards the end of the meeting, someone, as if by chance, raised the issue of the quality of water in the house. Some people who had previously silently listened to the discussion on pressing issues, who came with a representative of the Council, immediately reacted to this. It turns out that right now, by decision of the Moscow government, they are conducting a campaign to service beneficiaries for the installation of water purification filters. At a reduced price, such an installation will cost the happy owner more than 30 thousand rubles ... And this is almost for nothing, the guardians said in unison. I don’t know if anyone bought into their generous promises, but they held private conversations with each beneficiary present at the meeting. When I returned home, I called Mosvodokanal, where the woman laughed at our naivety and advised us to drive such well-wishers away. This was just a few months ago. And before that, there was a period when we, succumbing to advertising, bought a Brita water filter, set up the device and began to wait for a miracle. The miracle didn't happen. I don’t remember whether the scale has decreased or not in the kettle and the thermopot, but the organoleptic qualities of the water have not improved. In addition, they often forgot to set the date for replacing the filter, and sometimes deliberately dragging out the time, because there was no time to run to the store for a new filter and the device worked in excess of the established standard. At one of those moments, the thought came to me that what would not hurt to see, and what actually is a water filter. Get on the Internet. And there is a huge amount of negativity regarding the quality of water purification with similar products. But once stupidly trusting the advertisement of the filter, I decided not to trust the negative reviews about it, but to study the issue myself. Are there not enough unscrupulous competitors who find fault with the rival's goods? What is a pitcher filter made of? Roughly speaking, ideally, the filter should be multilayer, so that each layer is responsible for a specific filtering area. The top layer is made up of ion-exchange resins that purify water from ions of heavy and toxic metals. Once he was engaged in this product, supplying it to the thermal power plant. Therefore, I was extremely surprised to see ion-exchange resins in filters for final water purification. Type in Wikipedia the phrase "ion exchange resins" and see where this product is mainly used. There is a postscript about the production of bottled water, but it is not said at what stage. In general, ion exchange resins are pure chemistry. At a time when we are striving for everything natural, why should our main natural product be chemicalized once again and then enthusiastically claim that it is almost spring water! The next filter layer - a special bacteriostatic component - inhibits the growth of bacteria inside the cassette. That is, the manufacturer knows that ion-exchange resins do not kill bacteria, but they multiply in the cassette itself and then, passing through the underlying layers of coal and hollow fibers, they will still get into your stomach. Any hostess knows that where there is constant dampness, at least mold will occur. But for some reason it does not allow a similar process in the water filter. Another aspect which I would be afraid of, the quality of the materials from which the jug is made, the filter and its filling. In Soviet times, the most stringent requirements were imposed on materials in contact with food. All chemical components had to be of the highest purity. In our time, when the entire industry, and especially the chemical industry, is completely destroyed, where can we get such materials? Only by importing. It is possible to organize production abroad, and then control over the quality of production will be completely weakened. Actually, cosmetic companies often do this. They work out a new product here, and make it abroad. Selling goods in Russia. In general, he outlined the ideal case of how a water filter should look like. But on one of the videos that I watched, a young man took apart the water filter, and there is no layering in it. All ingredients were mixed in a mixer and poured into a filter. About what quality of a filtration even of those components which the filter can make at such disregard approach. Therefore, before you buy such things, put everything on the shelves and draw your own conclusions. We stopped using the Brita filter when the cartridge for it reached the price of 70 rubles. I can't say how much it costs now. The jug itself may have been thrown away, or lying around somewhere, but definitely not used. Now we simply defend water in glass jars by throwing a silver coin into it. A kind of "holy water" is obtained We stopped using the Brita filter when the cartridge for it reached the price of 70 rubles. I can't say how much it costs now. The jug itself may have been thrown away, or lying around somewhere, but definitely not used. Now we simply defend water in glass jars by throwing a silver coin into it. A kind of "holy water" is obtained We stopped using the Brita filter when the cartridge for it reached the price of 70 rubles. I can't say how much it costs now. The jug itself may have been thrown away, or lying around somewhere, but definitely not used. Now we simply defend water in glass jars by throwing a silver coin into it.