The river water is very sweet. Because river water is not ground water and mostly it is pure rain water collected in the river. There won’t be any hardness in it. That too before it is supplied to family's water is purified by government authorities. So first do we really need a purifier? If so, what it is - RO, UV, Activated Carbon?
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Well, as we have discussed above water is treated with Chlorine, so water should be purified with Activated Carbon purification technology. Only Activated carbon can remove Chlorine. That’s the reason most of the RO or gravity based water purifier contains Carbon as one part of purification. So final suggestion is to go with RO based water purifier or Gravity based water purifier.
We cannot deny the potential harms that can occur if the river water is polluted by nearby industries and contain Fluoride, Arsenic, Lead. Even these hazardous impurities present in water, there won’t be any change in taste and color of water. The only way to know is to get the water tested in closer laboratory. Please read our articles on how to test the water for these impurities. If the results show in of these contaminations you should go with RO purifiers with Activated Carbon filtering. The good thing is, almost all RO water purifiers in nowadays are coming with Activated Carbon. Please see the list of best of RO water purifiers.