If you can manage to install and maintain this RO filter without issue, you will indeed have filtered water and will have been lucky. The filter housing leaks profusely. GE has such terrible service that I've never connected with them to trouble shoot this issue, despite numerous attempts. Instead, a local plumber explained that you really have to tighten the housing with superhuman strength using the housing wrench provided. After numerous attempts, I finally achieved a satisfactory seal. Now, after replacing the filters for the first time, I have the same problem. Apparently, tightening the housing so much will ruin the o-rings since several attempts using near superhuman strength and a tube of silicon lube have not achieved a seal this time. So, if you buy this product, be sure to buy new o-rings for each filter change (every 6 months) and plan on getting pretty wet during installation and filter changes. There must be a higher quality product on the market. I'd shop around and skip this one
- I do not recommend this product.