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When we moved from the Bay Area up to the Sierra Foothills in 2020, one of the things that concerned me a bit was going to well water. What if it tasted weird? What if it had other issues that we hadn’t ever had to think about? Fortunately, our well was fine, but water quality can always be improved, and an Express Water filtration system was just the solution for us.
I’m not going to lie, our water was fine before. It tasted good, wasn’t cloudy or concerning or anything, it was *fine* Then 2021 came along, and if you’re a regular reader, as you know, we lost our home and everything in it to a wildfire. One of the casualties of the fire included our well, where the pressure tank ruptured and exploded and the pump fell down into the well.
We were fortunately able to get it repaired without having to dig a new well, but I still worry a bit about the safety and clarity of the water after this whole experience.
Since August 2021, we’ve been living with my mother-in-law, just down the road from our property. She, too, is on a well, but has a secondary filtration system installed and the difference it makes in the water is amazing, and made it clear to us (Heh. Clear.) that a water filtration system would be a worthwhile installation in our new rebuild.
Lucinda has a sink-based system that has its own little faucet, which we use for drinking and cooking water, and the difference between the two faucets is noticeable. I’m excited to install the whole house system at our house, where we can have crisp clear water for all of our uses, including showers and everything.
Why Express Water?
Express Water’s Standard Whole House System uses a 3-stage solution to remove rust, bad tastes and odors, chlorine, dust and sand from your water. You can take the quiz on their website to help you decide which filtration system is the best match for your family.
Save both time and your money with Express Water’s high-capacity filters. Each set of filters is, on average, good for up to 100,000 gallons (6-12 months) of use, depending on incoming water quality, temperature, and incoming pressure.
The Express Water system doesn’t waste water; nothing goes down the drain, and the havy-duty design of the system can supply a quarter of a gallon PER SECOND, so you won’t even experience a drop in water pressure!
The free standing Whole House System can be mounted or simply sit on the ground, and the food-grade ABS and PCE plastic housings are built to last. Easily accessible pressure release buttons means that it’s easy to change the filters when needed, and you can use the included pressure gauges to monitor the system’s performance and make sure it’s all working as it should.
We’re finally getting ready to move home to our rebuild next month, and we’re looking forward to installing our own Express Water Whole House RO System! Because Jamie’s pretty handy, he’s going to tackle it himself, but it’s possible that you’ll want to hire a plumber to assist with that part of it.
Want to learn more about Express Water? Be sure to explore their website where you can learn about how reverse osmosis works, why it’s better for your family and home, and take the quiz to figure out which system is the best one for you.
We’ll be installing ours just as soon as we can, so be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates on our install experience!