Best Water Purifier Under 10000
If you live in an area with turbid water with high level TDS typical to borewell and tanker water supply, you will need a superior quality RO water purifier. Families residing in such areas would be better off opting for a water purifier we have shortlisted in our list of Best RO water purifiers in India.
But if on the other hand, the water in your area has a lower TDS level, then opting for a budget friendly water purifier in the below list would be enough for your daily needs. They all use Reverse Osmosis Technology to remove dissolved salts and most of them also have UV chamber to kill microbes typically present in water. Though its price falls below Rs. 10000, note that you may have to shell out Rs. 2-4k every year ( depending on usage) for filter replacement and annual maintenance service.
Note- It is advised to buy a TDS meter costing just about Rs. 300 so that you can test the TDS level of tap water as well as purified water. This helps you to always keep a check over the water quality in your home and get the water purifier serviced promptly.
So, now, let us get on to the list.
Best Water Purifier Under 10000
Livpure is an established brand like Eureka Forbes specialized in purifying devices. Their Livpure Glo RO+UV Mineralizer is one of the best selling highly rated water purifiers in India.
The Livpure Glo Water purifier is capable of purifying water of TDS up to 1500 ppm. The purified water generally has TDS in the range of 30 to 100 ppm depending on the quality of input water.
The unit can purify up to 12 litres of water per hour and a total of 75 litres of water daily. The purified water is stored in food grade plastic tank of 7 litre capacity. As the water purifier has indicators for purification and full tank, you will be easily alerted when there is anything wrong with the purifier.
The water purifier comprises multiple layers of filtration.
The water first goes through a sediment filter to remove sand and other large impurities.
This is followed by activated carbon filter to absorb VOC ( volatile organic compounds) and other odor from the water.
Next stage, and perhaps the most important one is the passing through reverse osmosis membrane. Here, harmful elements like arsenic, lead, copper, pesticide etc. is removed. It also removes microbiological contaminants like bacteria, protozoa, virus etc.
The water then passes through UV chamber where the UV rays breaks molecular bonds within micro organism’s DNA and thus eliminates any organisms that cause water borne diseases.
Reverse osmosis removes essential minerals and its taste might not suit all. So, water purifiers generally have an added Mineralizer filter which adds essential minerals, thereby enhancing the water taste.
Talking about the maintenance, the filters have to be replaced every 3000 litres. Annual maintenance contract costs about Rs. 4000/-
Now, coming to the drawbacks, first of all, after sales service is not quite prompt in all areas. The company has taken steps to rectify it by introducing a Happy Code system. Ensure that you provide the happy code number to the service technician only after you are satisfied with their work.
The unit also lacks Ultra Filtration (UF) system and TDS controller. However, given the budget friendly price tag, you can’t really ask for more.
Around 2% of reviewers also reported about leakage issues.
Even so, with a budget friendly price tag, extensive service centres and efficient filtration system, this is truly one of the best water purifiers you can buy for less than Rs. 10000/-
Aquatec Plus doesn’t limit itself to just residential RO water purifiers. Rather, their products are used in commercial and industrial establishments across India.
This Advance Plus water purifier has design similar to AquaGuard Enhance RO. However, its price is far less and user rating is above satisfactory.
The water purifier comes with a free pre-filter. This not only removes sand and other large particles from water but also helps enhance life of the other filters used.
The filtration system is similar to the previous Livpure water purifier. The main difference is that it has an additional UF ( Ultra Filtration) system that removes virus, protozoa, bacteria and other microbiological contaminants.
The food grade plastic water tank of Aquatec Plus Advance Plus RO is one of the largest in this price range with whopping 12 litre capacity.
Annual maintenance Contract (AMC) costs about Rs. 3500. However, as the installation and after sales service is outsourced, you might find that it lacks promptness in certain areas.
Yet another disadvantage you see is that its UV chamber is made of aluminum, while most water purifiers use stainless steel chamber.
Overall, if you are able to find a local technician as a backup, this water purifier is definitely the best pocket-friendly option available.
Ruby is a domestic brand that offers budget friendly RO water purifier. Though the brand is not as popular as Eureka Forbes or Kent, their products have fairly good rating among the users.
The Ruby Cute RO water purifier is a compact model with just 3.5 litre water tank. Even so, it can purify 20 litres of water every hour and has a daily purification capacity of 120 litres.
Talking about the filtration system, the water first goes through a washable pre-filter to removes dust, sand and other larger particles. Then, the activated carbon filter absorbs odor and organic chemicals from the water. In the next stage, the RO membrane captures dissolved salts and elements like calcium, magnesium, arsenic, lead, copper etc. In the next stage the alkaline filter ( a.k.a mineralizer) adds essential minerals to enhance the water taste and finally, water passes through UV chamber to kill any bacteria/virus that cause water borne illness.
The drawbacks mainly are that as the after sales service is outsourced, you may have to pay Rs. 300-500 for installation. After sales service is also chargeable. Also, the UV chamber is not made of stainless steel.
Though there are a few flaws, given the price, it is again an excellent option to consider if the water in your area is not excessively hard or contaminated.
Eureka Forbes AquaSure uses 6 stage filtration system comprising Reverse Osmosis and UV technology to turn salty brackish water with TDS level up to 2000 ppm to potable water with TDS less than 100 ppm.
The 6 stage filtration system includes pre-filter, activated carbon filter, UV filter, RO, post carbon filter and finally mineralizer filter. The filtration system removes odor, pesticide residues, heavy metals like arsenic, lead, volatile organic compounds, chlorine, microbiological contaminants like bacteria, virus, protozoa and other dissolved salts.
The filter cartridges have a life of 6000 litres and the annual maintenance costs about Rs. 4000.
Being a budget friendly model, it doesn’t have any indicators or alerts for purification process or full tank.
Overall, it is a basic, yet functional model that is worth the price tag.
Blue Star Genia is a water purifier with 5 stage filtration system, namely, pre-sediment filter, pre-carbon filter, sediment filter, RO membrane, post carbon filter and Aqua Taste Booster.
The RO membrane removes impurities, salts, heavy metals and micro organisms, while the copper impregnated activated carbon removes odor and volatile organic compounds. Copper also imparts anti-bacterial properties to water. As per Ayurveda, drinking water from copper vessel has immense health benefits too. Finally, the aqua taste booster adds minerals to water to enhance the taste.
The water purifier has 6 litre water tank and it also has indicator to alert when water is full.
Note is that it is an RO only purifier. It doesn’t have Ultra Filtration or UV chamber. Hence, it is better not to opt for it if there are a lot of incidents of water borne illness in your area.
Moonbow is a brand from Hindware group. Its Alpheus model water purifier is a budget friendly water purifier employing RO technology.
The filtration system comprises sediment filter, pre-carbon filter, RO membrane, post carbon filter and finally mineralizer.
The RO membrane is quite fine that water with TDS up to 1800 ppm can be purified to level below 100. The mineral cartridge adds essential minerals like calcium and magnesium to enhance the taste of the water.
Just like the previous option, it too has power, full tank and purification process indicator. However, it doesn’t have UV chamber, making it unfit for areas with incidents of water borne illness.
This again is a water purifier employing Reverse osmosis and UV radiation. In addition, it has pre and post activated carbon filter that absorbs volatile organic compounds and odor. The filter is also impregnated with copper, which as per Ayurveda imparts a lot of health benefits to your body. The final Aqua Taste Booster enhances taste and helps maintain water at pH optimal for your health.
Blue Star claims that as it uses thick filter, the water purification process is more efficient than the peers. The purified water is stored in 7 litre tank.
Other useful features include purification alert, UV alert and tank and low pressure alert. It also has child lock to prevent children from messing with the water purifier.
Talking about the negatives, a few users( 1-2%) have reported persistent leakage from the water purifier.
A product of Hindustan UniLever, this Pureit water purifier employs Reverse Osmosis and UV technology to purify water.
The 6 stage water purification includes sediment filter, pre-carbon filter, RO membrane, post carbon filter, UV chamber and post RO carbon filter. Using this system, water with TDS up to 1800 ppm is purified in to safe drinking water with TDS less than 100.
The water purifier has a capacity of purifying up to 12 litres per hour. The purified water is stored in a 5 litre water tank made of food grade plastic.
Being a budget friendly water purifier, it doesn’t have alerts or indicators. However, unlike most other water purifiers in this segment, it has a guard to protect against voltage fluctuations. So, if you have frequent power surges in your area, it is recommended to opt for this model.