For the longest time I have been dreaming of having a reverse osmosis system installed in the house. About 6 or 8 months ago, we had an inline filter installed that vastly improved the taste and odor (ew!) of our tap water. Bathing and showering conditions were much improved, but I still didn’t really want to drink it.
A couple years ago I had gotten an Ecolo Blue Atmospheric Water Generator. Yes, that’s really what it sounds like. The AWG removes moisture (humidity) from the air and purifies that water for drinking. Fantastic!
The problem with the Ecolo is that it rarely produces enough water to satisfy our needs. (We play football; yes, women can, and do, play full-contact tackle football.) Especially during the winter months, there is just insufficient moisture in the air to keep up with our demand for pure drinking water.
For a few months now (at least) we’ve been buying bottled water. I hate the waste and cost of having to do that. So, when it came time to replace the filters in the Ecolo, it was also about time to replace the filters in the inline house system.
Rather than go through the expense and effort of replacing the Ecolo filters, I called the plumber and inquired about installing an RO system, and subsequently feeding that water supply to the ice maker, which had never been hooked up.
This would also give me a virtually unlimited purified water source to use in all of my home fermentation projects.
Well, today I am thrilled to report that this work was finally completed yesterday. I just heard another tray of ice fall in the freezer. And smiled.