Pros and Cons of Using Reverse Osmosis Systems for Your Water Filtration

August 6, 2020 11:43 pm Leave your thoughts

Reverse osmosis technology has been used in water filtration for decades, and has become a popular method of filtration for properties of all types, including large commercial and industrial facilities. Here’s a brief overview of some of the primary commercial RO water system benefits and drawbacks you should be aware of if you are considering using reverse osmosis at your property in Cincinnati, OH.


Advantages of reverse osmosis systems include:

  • Inexpensive: Reverse osmosis systems deliver a high quality of water filtration at a relatively low cost when compared to other filtration systems, and especially when compared to routinely purchasing bottled water. When you consider the amount of savings you will achieve with reverse osmosis systems over an extended period of time, this can have a significant effect on your bottom line.
  • High level of filtration: Reverse osmosis systems are extremely effective at removing contaminants from water. They are capable of removing anywhere from 95 to 99 percent of total dissolved solids (TDS) found in the water, as well as tastes and odors associated with chlorine and other chemicals.


Disadvantages of reverse osmosis systems include:

  • Slow: The process of reverse osmosis can take some time, as the water pressure must push your tap water through a semi-permeable membrane. If you will require large amounts of filtered water at once and risk emptying the holding tank in the process, you’ll need to wait a bit before the system is able to refill the tank with filtered water. In some circumstances, this can be an issue for larger facilities. You can always use larger tanks to offset this issue—there are plenty of commercial and industrial facilities that use reverse osmosis systems without any trouble.
  • Ongoing maintenance: Reverse osmosis systems do require some ongoing maintenance after installation. You’ll need to regularly change the filters, and will need to clean and sterilize the systems once a year. Beyond that, though, there isn’t much maintenance you will have to worry about, but it is at least something to consider before making your investment. Make sure you add the ongoing maintenance for your reverse osmosis system to your general maintenance schedule so there is always someone assigned to the task at the appropriate intervals.
  • Clogs: It is not uncommon for the small pores in your reverse osmosis system to get clogged up, even by relatively small contaminants and chemicals. This is one of the reasons why it’s important to stay on top of routine maintenance for your system. It can be a smart idea to add a pre-filter to protect your reverse osmosis system.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits and drawbacks of commercial RO water systems in Cincinnati, OH? We encourage you to contact Ultra Pure Water Technologies with any questions you have for our team. We’d be happy to provide the information you need and can help you find the best water filtration solutions for your commercial or industrial facility. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.

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