With the average Australian only drinking 1.29 litres of water per day (well below the recommended 2.5l for males and 2.0l for females), easy access to clean drinking water is key to hydration and good overall health. The readily available tap water in Australia is subject to some of the most rigorous governance in the world making it one of the best drink options available. In fact, Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend tap water as an ideal drink because it’s easily accessible, inexpensive and doesn’t contain any sugar or kilojoules. It’s also a much more environmentally friendly way to consume water than buying plastic bottled water. 

However, in order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, water authorities use disinfectants which can leave a lingering smell and taste in the water we consume. In addition to that, “hard water” from taps is a common concern in Australia. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium salts that create a metallic taste which further affects drinking experience. 

Filtration of tap water significantly improves both the odour and taste of water making tap water a more enjoyable drink - and that alone has been one of the factors contributing to the growing popularity of water filtration systems. However, the benefits of filtration aren’t limited to their taste and smell enhancing properties. 

High quality filtration systems can remove sediment, chemicals, infections and cysts that can sometimes be found in tap water and lead to health problems. They can also reduce rates of health complications caused by bacteria or pollutants, such as lead which could increase lead poisoning.  

Moreover, in light of the recent global findings by World Health Organisation, humans consume particles of microplastic both in food and drinking water - and even though potential health implications are still unknown, water filters have been recommended by some experts as a means of removing particles from the water. 

Because of the significant benefits of filtration, designers and specifiers should consider high quality water filtering systems an essential part of a modern kitchen fit out. Specifying premium water filtration solutions can improve the taste and smell of water whilst alleviating the health concerns that might arise in relation to tap water consumption. 

In their new range of filters, Billi uses a unique Fibron X technology with much higher contaminant reduction - far superior to standard filters, which are often made up of granules held together by resin that decreases the quality of filtration.

BWT Fibron X carbon filter technology has come about through Billi’s partnership with Best Water Technology (one of Europe’s market leaders in water treatment products). It uses activated carbon with minimal bonding agent in a graded density profile which has important benefits beyond the reduction of chemical taste and odour. 

Fibron X technology filters out particles in the water to reduce turbidity, and activated carbon ensures a high level of chlorine and chemical absorption. The technology also enables the minerals to flow through the appliance without scale build up. The new 0.2 Micron model removes parasitic cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium and reduces lead and other heavy metals, whilst the Sediment Only model is perfect for health and aged care facilities where systems without carbon are preferred. HSD model is perfect for high sediment areas as it ensures premium filtration without compromising on water flow.

To assure the highest level of drinking water possible, Billi’s filter range is tested in accordance with the strictest health standards of the globally recognised NSF public health & safety organisation. Their filters also carry the Australian Standards WaterMark for product safety and consumer confidence.

Water is essential to the proper functioning of the human body and tap water is the best available source of this important nutrient. To make sure we benefit from its hydrating and nourishing properties, enjoy its consumption and get only the highest quality drinking water available, it’s vital to ensure premium water filtration systems are specified as part of the modern kitchen design.