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Water filters

Author: Better Business Bureau
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Despite claims that your drinking water is unsafe, local authorities closely monitor water treatment plants to assure that only safe drinking water is available. If you doubt that your water supply is safe, your water can be tested. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the water purification industry, and water purifiers
must comply with EPA standards. The EPA'S Drinking Water Hotline (800) 426-3791 can provide a list of certified water testing labs. You may also want to check the EPA's website at www.epa.gov/safewater/.

If you decide to purchase water treatment equipment, check whether the price of the equipment includes installation and what sort of after-sales service is available. Familiarize yourself with any warranty before purchase.