Do water filters work and should I use one?

As with most products, some filters works better than others. There are many types of filters available, each type works differently and will remove different substances from the water. It will be very helpful for you to know exactly why you want to filter the water before you speak to the seller of water treatment devices. If you choose to filter your water, there are several resources available to you to assist in choosing a filter that works properly and will meet your needs. Consumer Reports Magazine occasionally will compare types of water filters and explain which types will remove which constituents. They also compare various models and report on which ones works the best. A list of National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved water treatment devices is available by calling the NSF at 800-673-8010. Regardless if you choose to use a water filter or not, the water provided by the Village of Olympia Fields meets all State and Federal drinking water standards.

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1. Where does my water come from?
2. Why does my water sometimes smell or taste like chlorine?
3. What do you test for in the water?
4. How can I have my water tested?
5. Do water filters work and should I use one?
6. How hard is my water and should I use a water softner?
7. Do I have radon in the water?
8. Why does my water get milky white?
9. Why are there water restrictions?
10. Who should I contact for billing questions?
11. Who should I contact regarding my water pipes or water meter?