Impurities found in water supplies may include:

  • Large particles, such as dirt, cysts, and asbestos fibers
  • Hard water impurities, such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. These are what cause scale in your coffee pot.
  • Heavy metals, such as lead
  • Micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoa
  • Dissolved solids, such as salts and nitrates
  • Organic molecules that give off-tastes and odors
  • Chlorine
  • Fine particles

Water impurities can be removed using water filtration systems such as bottleless water filtration systems.