Not all public water supplies are thoroughly purified before getting to you, the customer. When you really want to be sure that your family is not ingesting harmful contaminants, invest in one of these water purifiers. A good water purifier will also filter out unwelcome odors that some public water has.
Before we go over the different options we picked out, let’s take a quick glance at our top picks in each category:
- Best Faucet Mount System: PUR FM-2000B Classic Vertical Faucet Mount – $29.95
- Best Under-Sink System: iSpring RCC7 – $175
- Best Water Source System: APEC Essence – $199.95
- Best Filtered Pitcher: Brita 10 Cup Everyday Water Pitcher – $27.99
- Best Filtered Dispenser: PUR 18 Cup Dispenser – $51.95
Our Top Picks
Best Faucet Mount Filter:
PUR FM-2000B Classic Vertical Faucet Mount
Estimated Price: $15
It provides as much as 100 gallons of fresh, clean water for all uses, giving you a 2-3 month supply before it’s necessary to change the filter.
Along the way, filter life can easily be seen by observing the built-in Filter Life Indicator.
iSpring RCC7 Water Filter System
Estimated Price: $200
The iSpring Drinking Water Filter System excludes more than 1,000 different known pollutants from your drinking water, so you can be confident of always having a pur supply.
Filters are extremely efficient, and are very easy to install.
The entire unit fits easily under your sink, so it’s out of the way, but still located close to your water dispensing area.
APEC Essence Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
Estimated Price: $200
Both well water and tap water can be treated with this high-quality APEC Essence Drinking Water Filter System, which filters out up to 99% of all pollutants, and gives you total peace of mind about the water you’re drinking and cooking with.
Its quick-connect fittings make installation easy for anyone, and it fits conveniently in a cabinet close to your water source.
The unit comes with its own lead-free chrome faucet, to ensure pure water delivery.
Brita 10 Cup Everyday Water Pitcher
Estimated Price: $25
A very compact unit, the Brita 10 Cup Everyday Water Pitcher is intended to supply one pitcher of pure drinking water by using one highly efficient filter, included with the unit.
An indicator tells you when the filter needs changing, and in the meantime you can enjoy the clean, fresh taste of your water, with undesirable tastes and odors completely filtered out.
PUR 18 Cup Dispenser
Estimated Price: $30
With the use of a single filter, the PUR 18 Cup Dispenser can provide up to 40 gallons of fresh, pure water, and that should last a small family between one and two months.
All the nasty odors and tastes which might otherwise degrade your fresh drinking water are efficiently removed, so you know your water is not only healthy, but tasty.
What Percentage Of Pollutants Does It Filter?
The most important feature of any water purification system is that it removes a high percentage of all the impurities and odors which would be in the water otherwise. Unless almost all of these pollutants are filtered out, you won’t really have accomplished much by filtering.
How Long Will It Last Before You Need A Refill?
It’s important that the filtering agent on your purifier lasts a long time and is easy to change, otherwise you’ll be buying extra filters frequently, and you’ll tie up too much time with a difficult filter changing process.
Get The Right Size For Your Space
The footprint of your water purifier can be pretty important too, because a big, bulky system may be difficult to place in your kitchen or bathroom. If you do purchase a large unit, you should know beforehand that you have sufficient space for it to be positioned where you want it.