Tap water and underground water sources in the United States have been compromised from heavy industrial and environmental pollution. All of our water sources have become contaminated to some degree, creating an increased need for water treatment such as a reverse osmosis machine. There has become an increased need for commercial reverse osmosis systems and industrial reverse osmosis systems. Reverse osmosis machines are generally used for food and beverage, mining and hydrometallurgy, healthcare, desalination, and agriculture, to name a few.
Tap water can contain a wide range of contaminants, including traces of prescription drugs. The Associated Press recently conducted an investigation which proved the existence of an extensive variety of pharmaceuticals in city water such as anti-convulsants, antibiotics, hormones and mood stabilizers. Residues of these pharmaceuticals have been found in municipal water supplies all over the country.