Clean water is a matter of universal importance. Like air, water is not a choice: we need it to survive.
So it is deeply disturbing to learn that drinking water is the #4 health hazard in the United States. Groundwater is the source of drinking water for more than half the population, but is it always safe? Groundwater is not required to be disinfected and can be tainted through improper wastewater disposal, septic tank contamination, underground storage tank or landfill leaks or animal waste disposal.
Most city water uses treatment methods that were developed near the turn of the 20th century. Even most bottled water is drawn from city sources and not filtered in any way!
No wonder millions of consumers in North America are looking for ways to ensure the water they use in their homes is safe.
Today there are many kinds of home water filters and purifiers that can remove most pollutants found in city water or from wells and streams. But deciding which model is the most trustworthy takes time and research. To begin your search for the right water filter or water purifier, follow these steps: