It’s something that we often take for granted, but do you really know what’s in your water? A friend sent me a link to a great FAQ page on the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website with answers to that nagging question, “what is in my drinking water?”
The EPA sets the regulations that govern community water suppliers and this includes a test of your drinking water. These tests check for the presence of over 90 different contaminants, including E.coli and Cryptosporidium, and that is information that you really want to know.
Using a filtration system on the water that you drink not only helps your water taste better, but also helps filter out potentially harmful contaminants. Even if you are already using a water filter you should check out the CDC site for more information on the quality of your public water system.
Remember to change your water filter about every 6 months (or as recommended by the manufacturer) to insure that your filter cartridge is providing you with quality contaminant reduction.