Should I be drinking distilled water in order to remove all impurities?

Although some companies sell distillers for treating drinking water, here at Arrowsmith Water Management, we disagree with that. The human body needs the trace minerals that are contained in healthy drinking water, and our filters are designed to remove only to the degree that the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines recommend for aesthetic and health reasons.


Water treated with Reverse Osmosis systems differs from distilled water in that it leaves in some trace minerals that are important to our bodies, such as magnesium. Drinking purely distilled water can be dangerous to your health as it leaches minerals from your body as it passes through. Vegetables boiled in distilled water lose greater amounts of minerals than those boiled in undistilled water.  When distilled water passes through your pipes, it leaches out minerals from the metal, weakening it.