Water analysis is in and I have more questions than ever!
I just took my water to be tested at a local plumbing store, Ferguson's, as I prepare to install a point of use faucet in my kitchen. The tests came back and they are recommending a $1283.25 Lancaster Pump, 1 CF Water Softener! I had thought I could just put a simple filtration system below the kitchen sink, to improve the taste of the water, and not spend $1000+, so they told me to go with the Reverse Osmosis Everpure ROM 3, which they sell for $559. I am feeling a bit out of my depth here, so I thought I would post the analysis numbers and see what you would do if you were me. (Background info: I am on city water in suburban Maryland, and called WSSC to see if they could inform me if they put chloromines in the water. The communications department told me the water is treated with chlorine, orthophosphate, lyme and fluoride, but not chloromines.)
Here is the water analysis:
PH TESTED AT 7.6
HARDNESS TESTED AT 4 GPG
IRON TESTED AT 0.2 PPM
SULFIDES TESTED AT 0.6
NITRATES TESTED AT 8 PPM
TDS TESTED AT 214 PPM
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L7LXDCS100B 1 CF CBN WTR SOFT *CITYSO 1 1283.250 EA 1283.25
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EEV927386 ROM III DLX SYS 1 559.993 EA 559.99
So, what would you install if you were me? Thanks so much.