So, after getting a PPM tester and putting it to use, i discovered that the water filter i had previously bought didn't filter anything out bu the viruses in the water - and even added potassium into the water which increases the PPM.
So i took that out and am sending it back today.
My water here though, is 40 PPM... i live in Eugene Oregon, which operates from the same water that Portland Oregon does (who apparently has the cleanest municipal water supply in the country).
So i was out looking for an RO filter, and one of the best i could find that suited my needs was about 200 dollars, and fifty dollars shipping... cripes almighty, 250 dollars for a counter-top unit to remove 40 PPM? Should i even bother to get an RO filter? If you still think i should, got any suggestions?