The basic need for survival of a human includes food and water. Water gets an honorable mention here because a human can go up to 3 weeks without any food, but when it comes to water, you can only survive maximum 3-4 days without it. However, this essential water is the king for causing waterborne diseases too. Along with the useful ones, harmful & lethal germs thrive in water. Diarrheal diseases including Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery are only a few to name.
So, the supply of pure drinking water is one of the basic necessities. A few of the developed countries enjoy the luxury to have pure drinking water directly in the tap but in general, the scenario is different. You need to filter, clarify and kill germs before you can drink the tap water. Fortunately, technologies like Reverse-Osmosis, UV filtration, Activated Carbon Filtration has developed which are very safe and less expensive ways to filter drinking water. As Singaporeans ourselves, we tend to be “Kiasu / Kiasi” (scared to lose / scared to die) and although our tap water is safe for consumption, we will want to get it filtered first. In this article, we will discuss the top 6 best water filters, in terms of quality and affordability, that are available for you to choose from.
We start our list with Filtech’s Xeltro CT22 – Counter Top Twin Water Filter. The Xeltro CT22 is a Japan designed and manufactured device which does the job of a 4-digit price tag water filter in the market. With its 7 stage ultra twin filtration technology that removes limitless bacteria and even the alkalinity of water, this filter is the highest rated in the industry. Some features include chlorine removal, ionizing of water, water softening, alkaline water, deodorising taste and even an in-house hybrid membrane technology. An added bonus is that it comes with a 1-year warranty coupled with an efficient aftersales support for all issues. We have personally tried and tested this product and it is by far our favourite and most value for money.
Installation of the Xeltro CT22 is close to effortless. Just spend no more than 5 minutes of your time and you are good to go. You may refer to Filtech’s installation guide to do it yourself. Moreover, it comes with various sizes of tap adapters which makes it suitable for any faucets and taps. At such a price point, you are getting the most bang for your buck.
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Price: $319.90, $69.90 for replacement]
Next up is none other than Filtech’s Filtra Plus FWF 177 Tap Water Filter. The Filtra Plus FWF 177 is an affordable, top-class tap water filter equipped with multi-layer filtration and new Filtech technology for cleaner and better tasting water. This filter is designed in Japan and with its state-of-the-art filtration system get rid of bacteria, impurities or chlorine and provides fresh and up to 99% pure, drinkable water.
Filtech’s Filtra plus FWF 177 has a 6 step multi-layer filtration system. It starts with the ceramic filter. Particles like rust, parasites, Giardia cysts and other bacteria size up to 0.1 microns is trapped in it. Then the activated carbon filter removes 99% of residual chlorine, VOCs and other impurities. Next, the water passes through the Ion-exchange resin. This medium exchanges impure calcium, iron or magnesium ions with hydrogen ions and softens the water in the process. Afterward, KDF 55 medium removes up to 99% of mercury, lead, chromium and other heavy metals. The next step Far Infrared Ceramic increases the oxygen content in water and provide an antioxidant function. The last step on the six-step filtration is Filtech Technology Medium. With other benefits, it eliminates up to 99% of bacteria to ensure standard quality of drinking water.
Installation of the Filtra Plus FWF 177 is really effortless. Usually, you do not need any support and install it with a DIY project. Additionally, it comes with various sizes of tap adapters which makes it suitable for any faucets and taps. At only $41.90, this tap water filter is definitely one of the top in its class in terms of quality and price.
Contact: +65 8481 5596
Price: $41.90, $16.90 for replacement
3. Hyflux Water Filter Pitcher S38
This is an alternative solution for you as a quick and easy to use water-filter. It doesn’t require any installation at all. If you do not like the idea of installation and other complicated operations and want a basic water filter where you can simply pour tap water, this could be a great choice. Just fill up the pitcher and it starts doing its job. Hyflux Water Filter Pitcher has a 3-step purification system. At first, the raw water goes through a micro-screen filter. Any sediments, rust or contaminants are trapped in the micro-screen. Then we have the activated carbon which not only makes the water safer but also taste better. At last, we have the ion-exchange resin which softens the water.
4. Panasonic Alkaline Water Ionizer
Next in line, we have the Panasonic Alkaline Water Ionizer. An ionizer is a result of the advancement of technology. With it, you can actually control the pH level of your drinking water. Drinking slightly alkaline water have health benefits. It can relieve stomach discomforts and also smoothen bowel movements.
Additionally, food cooked with alkaline water usually tastes better as well. This Panasonic alkaline water ionizer could be your source of alkaline water. It has thorough water purification process and 1-year warranty.
5. PUR 3-Stage Advanced Faucet Water Filter
This advanced water filter is very trustworthy and because of the price range, is one of the best-selling models. It can remove various contaminants and efficacy is the reason behind its popularity. It has certifications that it can remove up to 99% of the lead, 96% of the mercury of water. Another advantage of this water filter which makes it very hand is, its easy installation process. You can connect or remove it from your water tap within minutes. All in all, it has great value for money.
6. DuPont WFFM100XCH Premier Water Filter
With a high user rating and satisfaction, DuPont Premier water filter makes its way into our list. Among everything else, it has a really competitive pricing which makes it a top-rated tap water filter. It’s very efficacious on filtering out hazardous materials from water. It makes water pure by removing the sediment, bacteria, microorganisms, cysts, chlorine, and many other contaminants. It also has a big 100-gallon filtering capacity which ensures long life. You do not have to consider changing it before 2-3 months. This model is also straightforward to install. In fact, you can install this as a DIY project as it comes with everything you need for the installation.
This is our list for the top 5 best tap water filters. Water is an indirect synonym to life. It is an essential element for our body which you simply cannot live without. But, the availability of pure drinking water is the challenge many people are facing nowadays. Thankfully you have this list from which you can choose from one of the best water filters out there and ensure pure, safe drinking water for your family. Drink safe our fellow Singaporeans! 🙂