How does the Cascade System produce better tasting drinking water?
The 2-stage Cascade Filtration system reduces suspended solids and chlorine taste/odor from your tap water. The first stage of the system reduces the dirt, silt and algae that may be present in your incoming water. The second stage uses granular activated carbon, or GAC, to reduce chlorine taste and odor in your drinking water.

Does the Cascade Filtration system remove minerals?
The Cascade Filtration system does not remove dissolved solids or minerals in your tap water.

What is the difference between filtration and reverse osmosis or RO?
The Cascade filters exclude (or retain) suspended particles based on size. This sieving process is generally independent of pressure or concentration. Reverse osmosis or RO water purification involves a diffusive mechanism where water forced through a semi-permeable membrane. The separation of pure water from dissolved and suspended solids is achieved via solute concentration, pressure, and water flux rate.

What are Suspended Solids?
Suspended solids in drinking water are usually composed of a mixture of dirt, silt or algae. These are very small particles, many that are easily visible to the unaided eye, that float in the water. A well-regulated municipal water treatment plant will reduce most of the suspended solids to a pretty low level but the remaining particles can impart an off-taste or odor.