Home Treatment Devices and Water Quality
Drinking water quality is not uniform in its characteristics. While it may meet current government regulations for a safe supply, there can be pronounced differences in hardness, taste, odor, and other properties. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that groundwater quality in some small systems may have undesirable microbial, organic, inorganic, or radionuclide contaminants related to the source water characteristics of the supply. Periodic spills of a variety of pollutants into surface waters may also challenge the effectiveness of existing treatment processes in some public water supplies.
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