March 16

Why Not Distilled Water?


Spring Water Depot in Midtown Reno has offered distilled water from 2010 until our distiller broke in December of 2021. It couldn’t be fixed and we couldn’t buy a new one, unless we wanted one that supplied 15 times more water than we would ever need, at a cost 15 times greater than a smaller unit. In July 2022, we sought ways to supply Deionized water, which is basically the same as distilled…free of all particulates, just a different process…and one that we could afford. In October, 2022, we first introduced our Deionized water, $1.00 a gallon, bring your own sanitized bottles, pull up close to the vending machines, a self service facility, open 24 hours….895 S. Center Street, Reno Nevada…in the heart of Midtown.  

The Deionized water is dispensed from the two vending machines at the north corner of the building. 

We incorporate a 5-step process to purify it, and it’s similar to distilled water, but considered even purer – called “ultra-pure” by the water industry – as it undergoes additional treatment.  After carbon-filtering and softening (which replaces calcium with sodium) it’s then put through a reverse-osmosis process, which further reduces Total Dissolved Solids (TDSs) to the level of 10 parts per million or less. (ours is usually 97%) At this point the water is considered “purified,” and is often sold by other facilities as drinking water. 

At Spring Water Depot, though, we take it through two more cleansing steps.  It’s Deionized, replacing positive ions with hydrogen and leaving the water entirely free of minerals and any other particulates.  We then add a final step with a polishing filter. This extensive process makes it ideal for delicate machinery, as there are no minerals present to cause abrasion, wear, or clogging. (Your CPAP machine, for instance, will last a lot longer with Deionized water!) It’s also great for humidifiers, as it will not release particulates into the air you breathe, indoor fountains, as well as any sort of product that requires a high level of quality control, such as cosmetics, or other laboratory uses that require ultra-pure, mineral-free water to prevent product or machine failure.


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