Choosing the Right Filter / Purifier - Treated Municipal (City) Water Supply

Because you water is pre-treated with chlorine to kill most harmful microorganisms, you have a wide range of choices for your home water purification technology. The selection of a particular treatment method will depend greatly on your personal preferences. Your primary treatment concerns will likely be the removal of sediment, bad tastes and odors, chlorine, and heavy metals.

If you have reason to suspect water quality problems, you may wish to contact your municipal water treatment authority to determine which contaminants are of a concern in your area.

To help us determine your personal water purification preferences, please select which of the following statements best describes how you feel about your drinking water:

Good:
I want an economical solution to eliminate basic common contaminants from my water to make it taste and smell better.
Better:
I want premium quality water free of virtually all types of contaminants.
Best:
I want the best tasting water and the highest level of protection I can get for my family.



I want to eliminate basic common contaminants from my water to make it taste and smell better.

The following chart illustrates the water purification solutions that meet your stated goals. Countertop units are more portable and are a good option if you plan to use your purifier outside the home (in your RV or when traveling) or if you expect to move in the near future. Under sink models save valuable counter space. With all of the point-of-use systems listed below, we recommend that you also install inline showerhead filters on each shower in your home to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your shower water. If you have nitrate, inorganic contaminants, or heavy metal contaminants in your water, you should consider upgrading to a system featuring reverse osmosis.




I want premium quality water free of virtually all types of contaminants.

The following chart illustrates the water purification solutions that meet your stated goals. With all of the point-of-use systems listed below, we recommend that you also install inline showerhead filters on each shower in your home to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your shower water. Alternatively, you can add appropriate whole-house filtration to reduce chlorine and sediment, and extend the life of your point-of-use system.




I want the best tasting water and the highest level of protection for my family in case there is a failure in the municipal water treatment system.

The following chart illustrates the water purification solutions that meet your stated goals. With the point-of-use system(s) listed below, we recommend that you also install inline showerhead filters on each shower in your home to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your shower water. Alternatively, you can add appropriate whole-house filtration to reduce chlorine and sediment, and extend the life of your point-of-use system.