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

activated carbon or granular in clear bottle

How Do Charcoal Water Filters Work?

Charcoal filters have become very popular in the past few years.  Strong believers in the filters highlight their effectiveness at purifying water plus the fact...
rusty dirty water pours from the tap into a glass

Why Is My Tap Water a Strange Color?

Turning on your water tap and expecting clean, clear water to come out only to see a rainbow color can be puzzling.  While they may...
the glass of Cool fresh drink with ice cube and bubble on the table

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Too Much Purified Water

Our earth is becoming increasingly polluted.  An unintended consequence of this pollution is an increased hazard of consuming dangerous contaminants in drinking water.  Pollution in...
fresh spring water directly from the mountains of Tyrol in Austria

Distilled Water vs Spring Water: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever walked down the bottled water aisle at a grocery store before, then you know that there are a plethora of drinking water...
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What is a Water Softener? (How It Works + Pros & Cons)

Many people who have a water softener in their own home are perhaps unaware of how they work. Softeners are a solution to problems caused...
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Home Master TMAFC-ERP Artesian Review (2021)

Water filters help you take care of the contaminants in your drinking water. There are certain kinds of health issues that can arise from drinking...
A glass of clean water with osmosis filter and cartridges in a kitchen interior.

Berkey vs Reverse Osmosis: Which Wins in 2021?

In this article, we are going to look at the differences between the Berkey water filter and the Reverse Osmosis water filter. These two very...
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Alexapure vs Berkey: Which Gravity Filter Wins in 2021?

More people live in areas with more contaminated water than they realize and are unaware that not having clean water can become quite a serious...
A person installing a water filter.

Aquasana AQ-5300+.55 Review (2021)

There's nothing quite like a glass of crystal clear, clean drinking water. Unfortunately, most of the water people are drinking today isn't quite as clean...
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APEC RO 90 Reverse Osmosis Review (2021)

Water contaminants are found in drinking water everywhere. At low incidence levels, they can be quite harmless, unless you are drinking a significant amount of...