Why Filter Your
Is your water just H2O? Does it have a funny
taste or smell?
Do you want your appliances and water fixtures to last longer?
In the U.S., we often take clean water from our taps for granted.
But just because your water looks clean doesn't mean it is clean. Threats to drinking
water quality are on the rise, and the EPA cannot always keep up.
Since passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, the EPA has
set standards and treatment requirements for municipal water suppliers almost 80 to
date. Many of these pollutants can have adverse effects on your health, causing anything
from an unpleasant taste to cancer. Public water utilities are required to provide water
that does not contain pollutants above the levels specified by EPA's regulations. Although
they usually provide good quality water, these water treatment plants are not always
effective at removing contamination that may harm public health. Sometimes, certain
pollutants, like rust or lead, can enter your water after it has left the water treatment
Boiling your water isn't always the answer. In fact, unless the
contamination is caused by bacteria or a virus, boiling your water can make the problem
worse by concentrating the pollutant in the reduced volume of water left in the pan.
People who use private wells are not immune from water problems
To find out why you should filter water from your public water
utility, Click here.
To find out why you should filter water from your private well,