In 1974, the federal government established the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect the public from water-related illnesses. This law requires community water systems to regularly test their water supplies and meet strict federal water quality standards. Many states have even more stringent requirements. Water providers conduct thousands of analyses each year to verify that the public water supply meets these standards, and the Safe Drinking Water Act requires they provide annual water quality reports to their customers. Contact your local water provider if you have not received a copy of your report.
There are many reasons you may choose to use a home treatment device. Concerns for most people include taste, odor and hardness of their water. For most people in the United States, the use of a water filter is not necessary to ensure water safety. If you do choose you use a home treatment device, the important thing is to make an informed decision.