What is the best TDS value for drinking water?

We have spoken a lot about TDS meters, TDS controllers, and mineralizers. Now, the question on everyone’s mind would be, ‘What is the best TDS value for drinking water?’

Ideally speaking extremely pure water has a pH level of 7. Anything below 7 and the water becomes acidic. A figure over 7 makes the water alkaline.

The ideal pH value for drinking water should be in the range of 7 to 8.5.

Water with a pH level of 7 is pure but does not have a good taste. It is in fact, tasteless, colourless, and odourless. You need some amount of TDS and minerals in the water for the taste to improve.

Hence, the TDS Controllers and mineralizers have their importance.

Depending on the TDS levels of water, we can now state the following.

  • TDS levels below 300 – Excellent
  • TDS levels between 300 to 600 – Good
  • TDS levels in the range 600 to 900 – Fair
  • TDS between 900 and 1200 – Poor
  • TDS levels above 1200 – Unacceptable

Thus, we infer that drinking water is considered acceptable if it has TDS levels up to 600. Patients with kidney problems should go for water that has TDS levels in the range of 100 ppm.

Understand that water with a low concentration of TDS is also not acceptable for human consumption. This is because the water does not have the valuable minerals essential for the proper growth of our body.

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    • It is slightly higher than the value suggested by our Bureau of Indian Standards. If you don’t feel like the water is salty, it is okay to consume 532ppm water. But if you feel like the water is salty or muddy, it is better to install an RO that comes with TDS Controller so you can set the TDS Value around 300ppm. Read this post (https://www.kitchenarena.in/best-water-purifiers-india) to know more details.

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  1. I live at coal area shahdol city coal particles come in drinking water I m using ro water so wat is the best tds I can apply to it

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    • No need to use RO water purifier if the TDS of the water is low, Zero TDS water does not have any natural minerals.

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  2. HI

    I STAY 5 TO 6 KMS AWAY FROM INDUSTRIAL AREA & WE HAVE INSTALLED A RO PLANT , WE HAVE CHECKED THE TDS LEVEL OF IT , IT HAS GIVEN RATING OF 378 , CAN U PLS SUGGEST ME CAN WE USE THIS WATER FOR DRINKING

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