Filtered Water vs. Purified Water: What’s the Difference?


As you search for the best commercial water filtration system for your business, you want to ensure that the system you choose offers your customers and staff the cleanest, healthiest drinking water possible. While there are many water filtration and purification systems that promise safe, and delicious-tasting drinking water, it’s important to decipher the difference between filtered water and purified water. While they may sound practically the same, these two water systems can have some key differences.

The Difference Between Water Filtration and Water Purification

Water filtration systems and water purification systems can both offer health benefits and rid drinking water from certain impurities. However, each option comes with its own distinct water-cleaning processes.  

What is Filtered Water?

Water filtration systems typically remove more impurities than other methods. This is because commercial water filters are specifically-designed to work with treated water that comes out of your tap at home, your office, or your business. Many water filtration systems use activated carbon that prevents unwanted, microscopic contaminants from entering your drinking water. Because the majority of harmful water impurities are carbon-based, water filters can be extremely effective in keeping your drinking water safe and healthy. Here are some other healthy benefits of filtered water:

- Good-for-you minerals such as calcium, zinc, and magnesium are retained when your water is filtered.

- Filtered water systems can remove contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, mercury, lead, and arsenic.

- Water filtration systems can greatly reduce the amount of chlorine and other chemicals found in plain tap water.

- Water filtration systems can greatly reduce the amount of chlorine and other chemicals found in plain tap water.

- Water filtration systems provide better tasting and smelling drinking water because the filtration process can remove impurities and bacteria.  

- Filtered drinking water can lead to overall greater health by protecting your body from disease.

What is Purified Water?

Water purification may sound simple because it is just what it claims to be: the process of purifying water, or removing what isn’t wanted from water. Like filtered water, purified water methods can remove harmful contaminants, but some purified water systems use chemicals like iodine or chlorine in their water-cleaning processes, rather than eliminating them. Additionally, some water purification systems like reverse osmosis remove beneficial minerals like magnesium and calcium.

Purified water can also be a tricky beast because it is used to define several types of water such as distilled water, deionized water, and even filtered water! But as you can see, certain processes of making purified water can be quite different than how filtered water is made. 

The Natura Water Filtration System Difference

Natura’s water filtration systems turn tap water from your business’s water line into delicious, refreshing, safe, and healthy drinking water. Our water filtration process uses an advanced 3- stage water filtration system that removes or reduces contaminants like dirt, rust, chlorine, and heavy metals. This system ensures that the water your clients, patrons, and staff drink is free from bacteria, viruses and other chemicals and pesticides found in the tap water. Our refrigeration and carbonation chamber is also made entirely of hygienic, stainless steel. If you’re ready for the best-tasting, and healthiest filtered water, browse our commercial water filtration systems and taste the Natura difference today!

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