Should I install a home water treatment device?
Home water treatment devices are not needed since M.U.D. water surpasses all federal and state Safe Drinking Water standards.
However, if you're considering the purchase of a home treatment system to enhance the aesthetics of the water:
- Look for the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label. Find out what the device will remove.
- Find out the total cost of maintenance. Some units can harbor disease-causing bacteria if not properly maintained and serviced.
Does using a home water treatment device guarantee my water is safe?
No. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not recommend home treatment devices as a substitute for public water treatment because of the difficulty in monitoring their performance.Home treatment devices are not tested or regulated by the federal government. Some, however, are tested by independent laboratories.
If you want to use a water treatment device, carefully choose one according to the water conditions in your area. Also, be aware that a device needs to be properly maintained or it could cause water quality problems.