Singapore is known for its clean and safe tap water and our drinking water is within the guidelines for both the World Health Organization and the US Environmental Public Health regulations.
The Public Utilities Board (PUB) also makes it compulsory for town councils to have regular inspections of their water tanks, but there have been cases of contaminated water, with worms, discolouration of water and even dead bodies found in the tanks.
Moreover, the tap water in Singapore also contains chlorine to kill bacteria and fluoride to fight tooth decay. Some individuals may have concerns about these chemicals in their drinking water. For example, fluoride has been linked to reduced IQ in children and even bone cancer.
Those that drink water straight from the tap may want to consider getting some kind of water filtration system to reduce and remove some of these chemicals and particles. Other than boiling your water or buying bottled water everyday, you can still obtain clean and fresh drinking water with a water filtration system for every budget.
How a Water Filtration System Works
A good water filtration system aims to remove the following items from your water to make it safe and drinkable:
- Particles and sediments
- Chemicals and heavy metals
- Microorganisms and bacteria
It does so through either physical or chemical methods.
Physical Filter - These are simple screens that block large particles. The setup is simple, but they are only particularly effective against larger particles
Reverse Osmosis - Water is forced through a membrane which filters out larger molecules. It may be effective for reducing minerals, but not as effective for chlorine or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This technology can also be expensive and less efficient when it comes to filtering out impurities.
Activated Carbon - Filters made from carbon help to remove particles in the water as they stick to the surface of the material. Activated carbon can be effective for reducing compounds such as chlorine, chlorine byproducts, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), such as pesticides and herbicides that have dissolved in the water. They can also help to reduce bad odour and taste.
Ultraviolet (UV) Treatment - This technology uses UV light to kill any germs present in the water to reduce bacteria and other pathogens. It is a safe and chemical-free way to treat your water, without any harmful chemical byproducts.
Softeners - Water softeners go through a process called ion exchange to reduce hard metals in the water. The water passes through an ion exchange unit with hard metal ions replaced by sodium ions, resulting in ‘softer’ water. This is sometimes used in combination with adsorptive or reverse-osmosis filters.
With so many different types of water filtration systems, it is important to choose the correct one for your drinking needs. Other considerations for purchasing water filters include affordability, ease of installation and setup and space constraints.
Introducing the HiFloAM Water® filtration system
The HiFloAM Water® system is fully made in Japan, in a factory with Medical Standards ISO 13485 Certificate, which is considered much stricter and higher than ISO90001 quality standards. It seeks to replicate the benefits of alkaline water similar to ‘miracle’ spring waters from France, Germany and Mexico at a pH level of 7 to 8. It has a pH level that is more neutral and similar to healthy blood, with up to eight more times dissolved oxygen than other alkaline waters.
Benefits of HiFloAM Water®
HiFloAM Water® is more easily absorbed by your cells, has a smoother and milder taste and no negative long term side effects like high alkaline water. It is also higher in antioxidant levels, with more dissolved oxygen and hydrogen, to prevent free radical damage in cells. It is also suitable for use for all ages, including the young and the sick.
Space and Installation
There are two versions of the HiFloAM Water® filter - one with an under the sink installation and one for countertop installation. Thus, you can choose which model to go for depending on the space in your home.
For both models, you can get in touch with our customer service staff to find out more about how the filtration system will be installed. You will be asked for photos of the area or tap to which the system is to be installed, and if there is a power point nearby. Additional charges for new power points or new taps will apply.
You can also come down to our physical store to see a demonstration of HiFloAM Water® and check your own samples of water with our own HiFloAM Water® to see the difference.
We did the sums for you when it comes to affordability. Even though the HiFloAM Water® system costs a few thousand dollars, it is guaranteed by the manufacturer for 5 years or 48,000 litres, whichever comes first. This 48,000 litres would take a family of 4 using 10 litres a day 13 years to use that amount. Including filter change and cost of the machine, it costs about 10 cents per litre to enjoy all these health benefits from our water filtration system.
You can find our HiFloAM Water® available on Nature’s Glory ecommerce store. We are one of the organic movement pioneer companies in Singapore since 1991, and we are the exclusive distributor of the HiFloAM Water® filtration system in Singapore. Learn more about our HiFloAM Water® filtration system here.