Safe pH Levels
Drinking water pH levels are recommended to be in the 6.5 - 10.0 range. If your drinking pH is lower than 7, you can consider adding pH+ water filter as a final stage of your reverse osmosis system and correct your acidic water problems.
Under normal conditions a neutral pH is 7.4, Water pH will automatically change when it is ingested and comes into contact with food in your stomach.
Some examples of water pH and beverage pH levels:
Water pH Levels
Beverage pH Levels
Tap Water = 6 -8 pH
Soda = 2.5 pH
RO Water = 5-7.5 pH
Coffee = 4 pH
Mineral Water = 7.4 to 9 pH
Beer = 4.5 pH
The correct pH minimizes corrosion of piping materials so that metals like lead and copper do not dissolve into the drinking water supply.
If you are are looking to have certain pH level in your drinking water, you should never test with those $10 paper testing strips. Make sure you invest in quality test strips. After all, it is your health at stake here.