Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

TDS is the sum of the mineral salts in water and if too high can result in objectionable taste, cloudy ice, interference with the flavor of foods and beverages and scale left behind in cookware. Generally speaking, the lower the TDS the more acceptable the drinking water. TDS of 1,000 ppm or more is unacceptable for drinking water.

Notes: If the composition of TDS is relative to sodium and chlorides, then the water would be extremely corrosive to plumbing and associated fixtures.

If the composition of TDS is relative to sulfates, then the water will create a scale similar to hardness and may cause intestinal discomfort if consumed.

Best Application: Point of Use Reverse Osmosis or Whole House Reverse Osmosis unit.