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Old 13-10-2016, 15:01   #16
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Re: Dessalator D60 Watermaker

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If you are getting the proper volume of fresh water and your watermaker is around 500 ppm then you have no problems. The Government standards vary from place to place but I believe WHO standards are 1000 ppm so 500 ppm is very good fresh water and you could be well above that and still have good drinking water.
Just to clarify.
The WHO (world health organization) drinking water standard is 500ppm and the US Military ppm standard is 750ppm. Most water maker companies I know of say that when you reach 500ppm, you should be changing your RO Membranes or look into cleaning them. (I'm not a fan of cleaning personally). If a client of mine had a TDS of 500 or more, I would be sending out a replacement membrane.
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