How Long Does it Take to Fill a Reverse Osmosis Storage Tank?

Reverse osmosis tanks are a necessary element in the reverse osmosis filtering system; without a storage tank, filling a glass of water would mean a wait of 5-10 minutes. High filtered, low contaminated water takes time to filter. Water storage tanks allow homes with reverse osmosis filtration systems the ability to quickly fill a pot, grab a glass of water, or utilize their faucet.

Reverse osmosis tanks take longer to fill than the average water filtering system because of the additional filtration process and usually can take between 2 and 4 hours to fill.

Do you still hear noises after you fill a glass of water? Water that goes through reverse osmosis is pushed from the storage tank to the faucet once filtered, and as soon as this happens the system will begin to produce more water to refill the tank. These low noises indicate that your reverse osmosis system is working to replace the water you’ve used.

The fill rate for your reverse osmosis filtration system’s storage tank depends on a few factors:

1. The type of system you have impacts how quickly your tank will fill. The Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Systems eliminate nearly everything from your home’s drinking water. Certified to remove more contaminants than any other system, it can produce more than 40 gallons of water a day — that’s nearly three times the industry average. The bigger your storage tank, the longer it will take to fill and replenish.

2. Your incoming water pressure affects how your water is able to be pushed through your filtration system. The ideal water pressure for most reverse osmosis systems is 60 psi, but most systems will operate efficiently between 40 and 80 psi. If your home’s water pressure is lower than or near 40 psi, water will not be able to be pushed through your filtration system with enough force. Contact a professional to help you add a booster pump to your filtration system to increase the water pressure.

3. Older or clogged filters can cause your reverse osmosis tank to fill much slower than average. Filters are usually best changed between ever 3-6 months, and this varies depending on the filter. Be sure to check the recommended timeframe for your specific filter and keep an eye on your filter to prevent a clogged filter. If your filter does clog, your water’s flow rate may reduce down to a trickle.

At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we stand behind our work and offer you the best water filtration systems in the business at a price that you’ll love. And don’t just take our word for it, read any of our countless positive reviews online and see for yourself! To schedule your free in-home water analysis and quote call us at 888-741-9025!

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1 thought on “How Long Does it Take to Fill a Reverse Osmosis Storage Tank?”

  1. There should be glass tank without any disadvantages of pressure tank.
    Is there any glass tank for storage?

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