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Walk down the drink aisle in any supermarket and you’ll probably be surprised by the number of different types of bottled water you see. They all advertise something different, from spring water to vitamin-enriched and everything in between. You may also notice bottles that mention the pH level in the water and how that may benefit your health.

But does the pH level of your water even matter?

It does. Water naturally varies between about 6.5 and 8.5 on the pH scale, which is normal. While a rating of 7 means water is at its most balanced pH. However, water that is too far outside this scale may not be safe to drink.

In fact, water that is too alkaline or too acidic can damage pipes and appliances, and it is generally unhealthy to drink.

Here’s an easy test for the pH level of water within your home.

High-pH water or water with more alkaline has a slippery feel, tastes a bit like baking soda, and may leave deposits on faucets, while Low-pH water or more acidic water, on the other hand, may have a bitter or metallic taste, and may contribute to faucet corrosion.

You can use a Red Cabbage and cut it up. Once cut, you then place the cabbage into a clear glass bowl and boil 2 cups of water from the source you want to test. Stir the cabbage with a wooden spoon and let it sit for 30min. A chemical reaction in the cabbage causes the pigment molecules to change the color of the water.

Thankfully, with Life’s O2 Water Units you don’t have to worry about the pH levels of your drinking water. Tested by CARIRI, the pH level of the water in our unit is 7.03. Added to that, Life’s O2 Water Units provide a reliable water supply 365 days per year, reduce plastic pollution and produce clean, drinkable water. You can have a Unit that’s refreshingly responsible.

For more info on the O2 Water Unit and its pricing options CLICK HERE.

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