Joshua Perkins

Joshua spent ten years as a water systems technician in California before settling down with his wife and two young children in Nashville in 2018. Through all of his experience, he learned the benefits and shortfalls of so many different types of water filtration systems, from pitchers to whole-house installations. He started Water Filter Authority in 2019 to empower other families to make the right decision for their long-term health and wellness.

Articles by Joshua Perkins

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Filtered Water vs Tap Water (What’s the Difference?)

What makes filtered water and tap water different? Are you able to differentiate the two? Well, let's learn about this. What is filtered water? This...
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How Do Refrigerator Water Filters Work?

Are you wondering how refrigerator water filters clean your water? It's a pretty simple process. Check it out.  The Filtration Process Many refrigerator filters use...
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Filtered Water vs Purified Water (What’s the Difference?)

What’s the difference between filtered and purified water? Read on and find out this and much more. Is purified and filtered the same? No. Although...
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Filtered Water vs Tap Water (What’s the Difference?)

Are you torn between filtered and distilled water? Wondering which type is best for you? Well, let’s find out here.  What is filtered water? This...
a man pouring water from filter tap

Water Filter vs Reverse Osmosis (What’s the Difference?)

Want to know the difference between reverse osmosis and water filters? You’re in the right place. Read on and find out.  How is reverse osmosis...
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Why Are Berkey Water Filters Banned in California?

Are you a resident of California? Why are Berkey water filters banned in this state? Find out about this here. Berkey Water Filters Berkey countertop...
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What is the Best pH Level for Drinking Water?

Measuring the pH of drinking water not only tells you how acidic or non-acidic (basic) it is, but also its toxicity. Many people extoll the...
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7 Dangers of Drinking from Plastic Water Bottles

You’ve probably already heard that plastic water bottles are wreaking havoc on the environment. Like other instances of single-use plastics, they are building up at...
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What Minerals Are Typically Found in Water?

Water’s mineral content may offer some significant health benefits. Depending on what minerals are inside the water, though, you might experience negative health effects. The...
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How to Clean a Water Cooler Properly

Any type of water dispenser needs regular cleaning to preserve the fresh taste and cleanliness of the water. Most people don’t think of it as...