Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: -40F area Minn.
Brita and other non osmosis filters will not fully remove minerals .
Water softening, osmosis and distilling will.
I have water distiller I got from my grandfather but have not used it yet.
I like the taste of hard water, including high iron on farms.
If your water , has solids that separate if you set gallon jug and find stuff on the bottom, it will remove some of that but not all.
My home town had slightly acidic water that tasted incredible but it did a number on the city plumbing so they put in an osmosis system.
If you soften the new water, it will still give you softer clothes after washing than the straight osmosis system water will, but if you want really nice clothes, wash and rinse them in rain water, NOTHING better.