Does your water taste salty? If you don’t live near the ocean or a salt mine and you’re wondering how the heck salt got in your water you should know that in most cases what you’re tasting is Chloride. Chloride can make its way into your water source several different ways such as, agricultural runoff, wastewater from industries, natural deposits, and road salting. But my guess is that you care less about where it comes from and more about how to get it out of your water. You’ll need a reverse osmosis filtration system. RO is the most effective water filtration system and is the only system capable of desalinating water for drinking..