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3 Natural Methods to Lower Water pH Safely

Explore three natural techniques for safely lowering water pH levels without resorting to chemical additives.

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By Cameron-Leigh Henning
Ivana Markovic
Edited by Ivana Markovic

Updated March 6, 2024.

An instrument measure water's pH levels.

When it comes to pH levels, anything lower than 7 is considered acidic, and anything above 7 is considered alkaline.

More alkaline water isn’t necessarily unsafe, although it can have an unpleasant taste and smell and damage pipes and water-carrying appliances. According to the EPA guidelines, it must be between 6.5 and 8.5 on the pH scale, indicating it contains no chemicals or toxic metals.

To determine whether your water is within the recommended range, you can use pH test strips—and if it exceeds this range, we bring you ways to reduce its pH level.

1. Add Lemon Juice

As lemon juice has a pH level of 2.3, adding it to your water will lower its pH level. If you don’t mind a citrus flavor in your water, you can add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to a 250ml glass of water.

2. Use a Water Filter

You can use a water filter that can be screwed onto the faucet to lower your water's pH level at the source. Water filters work by removing the minerals in the water that raise the pH level, like potassium, sodium, and fluoride, while reducing the trihalomethanes in drinking water.

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3. Install an Acid Injection System

If high-pH water is an ongoing problem, you can have an acid injection system professionally installed to balance your water. It works by sensing the pH level at the source and injecting food-grade acids into the flow of the water so that it's balanced when it comes out of your faucet.

Embracing Nature's Solutions for pH Balance

It’s recommended to test your water to determine where it is on the pH scale. Lowering the pH of water is possible using a few methods, like adding lemon juice or installing a water filter or acid injection system. Creating safe drinking water is crucial for good health, and the best water is one that's free of toxins and trihalomethanes.

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