Water Purifers and Filters

Is My Water Safe to Drink ?

The United States enjoys one of the better supplies of water in the world. Even so, a good deal of us who at one time gave little if any thought to the water that comes from our faucets are now wanting to know : Is my water safe to drink ?

While plain tap water that meets federal and state standards is usually safe to drink, threats to drinking water are growing. Short-term disease outbreaks and water restrictions during droughts have demonstrated that we can no longer take our drinking water for granted.  The chart below shows some common contaminants and their filtering options.

TREATMENT DEVICE

WHAT IT DOES TO WATER

TREATMENT LIMITATIONS

Activated Carbon Filter
(includes mixed media that
remove heavy metals)

Adsorbs organic contaminants that
cause taste and odor problems.

Somedesigns remove chlorination
byproducts;

Some types remove cleaning solvents
and pesticides

Is efficient in removing metals such
as lead and copper

Does not remove nitrate, bacteria or
dissolved minerals

Ion Exchange Unit
(with activated alumina)

Removes minerals, particularly calcium
and magnesium that make water “hard”

Some designs remove radium and barium
Removes fluoride

If water has oxidized iron or iron  bacteria, the ion-exchange resin will
become coated or clogged and lose its softening ability

Reverse Osmosis Unit
(with carbon)

Removes nitrates, sodium, other dissolved inorganics and organic compounds

Removes foul tastes, smells or colors

May also reduce the level of some pesticides, dioxins and chloroform and
petrochemicals

Does not remove all inorganic and organic contaminants

Distillation Unit

Removes nitrates, bacteria, sodium, hardness, dissolved solids, most organic compounds, heavy metals, and radionucleides

Kills bacteria

Does not remove some volatile organic contaminants, certain pesticides and volatile solvents

Bacteria may recolonize on the cooling coils during inactive periods

People have a lot of questions regarding their drinking water.

  • Exactly how safe is my water?
  • What the heck is being done to increase safety of public water systems?
  • Where does my drinking water come from, and just how is it treated?
  • Do private water wells get the same protection as public water systems?
  • So what can I do to help safeguard my drinking water?
  • This Website will try to provide the answers to these and other questions.


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