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American Water Contamination - Look for the Best Whole House Water Treatment to Suit Your Water Needs - Part 4

Home water filtration systems are widely available now and depending on the type of water filter system employed, should significantly increase the quality of tap water in homes. At the current time, based on the data available, it would seem that any filter at all would provide a marked improvement in water quality especially in urban areas which according to study results suffer from the most contaminated water. However to find the best whole house water treatment system for your household it is important to do a little research.

The consumer looking to purchase a water treatment system must first determine what type of contaminants he/she is looking to treat. Typically, the municipal water utilities will provide a water analysis free of charge should you request for one. Once the water analysis is done you can then determine which contaminant is the most dangerous and proceed to decide which type of water treatment or filtration system you should employ. As an example, urban areas will have different types of contaminants to country areas. Generally, urban consumers should look towards water treatment for chemical/industrial contaminants such as heavy metals or industrial cleaning chemicals. On the other hand, rural/farming areas should look at treating water for sediments and agricultural run-off.

At this current time, the quality of tap water in North America is very low with levels of contaminants which although do not cause illness immediately, will cause very severe negative long term affects on consumers who continue consuming untreated tap water. Water filtration systems are very affordable and should be used regardless if you are in an urban or rural area to protect both you and your family from water contaminants.

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