Do You Need Water Filters,
Purifiers In Your Home?
The United States has one of the safest
water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you
specifically about the quality and safety of the what is coming out of your
tap. That's because quality varies from place to place,
depending on the condition of the source from which it is drawn and
the treatment it receives.
Now you have a new way to find information about
what comes for your tap, if
it comes from a public water supplier. (EPA doesn't regulate private
wells, but does have recommendations for their owners.*Listed below.)
Every community supplier must provide an annual report (sometimes
called a consumer confidence report) to its customers. The report provides
information on your local drinking water quality, including the water's
source, the contaminants found and how consumers can get
involved in protecting what comes from your tap. If you have been looking for
specific information about your drinking water, this annual report will
provide you with the information you need to begin your investigation.
These annual reports will by necessity be short documents. You may want
more information, or have more questions. One place you can go is to your
water supplier, who is best equipped to answer questions about your
specific water supply. This page will help you find other sources of
If your family gets drinking water from a
private well, do you know if it is safe to drink? What health
risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice?
The information contained in this website
will help you answer these questions.
EPA regulates public water systems; it does
not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells.
Approximately 15 percent of Americans rely on their own private drinking
water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards,
although some state and local governments do set rules to protect users of
these wells. Unlike public drinking water systems serving many people,
they do not have experts regularly checking the water’s source and its
quality before it is sent to the tap. These households must take special
precautions to ensure the protection and maintenance of their drinking
What kind of water filter do you need?
We recommend that you install a high-flow Whole House water filter where it comes into the house;
then we recommend you install an OMNI High-contaminant-removal
filter in your kitchen (or bathroom) or anywhere in the home that a sink
may be located.
House | Undersink | Faucet Mount | Refrigerator
At OMNIFilter, we make filtration and purification products
for your entire house:
Point of Entry (POE) Whole House Water
First, we recommend that you install a high-flow Whole House purifier where the line comes
into your home. This Whole House filter will reduce rust and sediment picked up from the
pipes that deliver h2o to your home from your well or municipal system. This first
cleaning will protect your appliances (clothes washer, dishwasher,
humidifier, toilets, showers, etc.) from the wear caused by rust and sediment. An OMNI
Whole House purifier will also remove much of the chlorine that can cause itchy skin and
damage your clothing.
Select from our list of Whole House models.
Point of Use (POU) Filters
Then we recommend you install an OMNI high-contaminant-removal purifiers in your kitchen
(or bathroom) where it is used for cooking and drinking. Called Point of Use
purifiers, these units remove contaminants and provide clean, safe, great tasting
refreshment on demand. Select from our:
| Whole House |
Undersink | Faucet
Mount | Refrigerator |
To find a replacement cartridge for any OMNI
water filter, select from our:
Whole House replacement cartridges
Undersink replacement cartridges
Faucet Mount/Countertop replacement cartridges
Refrigerator/Icemaker replacement cartridges
Select from our list of replacement
How to Choose an OMNIFilter
How to Choose an OMNI Undersink and Whole House Filter
To help you choose an OMNIFilter to meet your needs, simply match the location where you
want your filter, and click on the above link. Then match the filter with your
Note: we always recommend that you install a Whole House
filtration system to reduce rust, sediment, and chlorine that enters your home. A whole
house filter will protect your appliances from rust and sediment and remove much of the
chlorine that causes itchy skin and damages your clothing.
OMNIFilter Model U25 as your Whole House filtration
system. If you have a large home or high demands, we recommend OMNIFilter Model BF7.
Is your H2O just H2O? Does it have a funny
taste or smell?
Do you want your appliances and fixtures to last longer?
In the U.S., we often take clean drinking water from our taps
for granted. But just because it looks clean doesn't mean it is clean. Threats to quality
are on the rise, and the EPA cannot always keep up.
Since passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, the EPA
has set standards and treatment requirements for municipal suppliers almost 80 to
date. Many of these pollutants can have adverse effects on your health, causing anything
from an unpleasant taste to cancer. Public utilities are required to provide solutions
that does not contain pollutants above the levels specified by EPA's regulations. Although
they usually provide good quality liquid, these treatment plants are not always effective
at removing contamination that may harm public health. Sometimes, certain pollutants, like
rust or lead, can enter your house after it has left the treatment plant.
water filters, purifiers for your home.