Are personal home filters effective?

Although City water is clean and safe to drink, we understand that many customers choose to use In-home filters.  If you do so, please consider these tips to ensure your water remains safe:

  • All filters require maintenance. Typically it’s as simple as removing and replacing the filter cartridge.
  • Brita filters that sit in your refrigerator remove the residual chlorine that is in the water. Be aware that when the chlorine has been removed, just like food in your refrigerator, bacteria and other organisms can grow in the water. Be sure to thoroughly clean your filter and container on a consistent basis.

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1. I’ve never heard of disinfection byproducts before, so why am I hearing about this now?
2. Why do we need to add chlorine to the water?
3. What is a THM and how is it formed?
4. How much is a ug/l?
5. What about other water systems?
6. What can I do to lower the THMs at my tap?
7. Are personal home filters effective?
8. Should I drink bottled water instead?