Ask the Expert

Jason Duda

Q: How safe is it to drink municipal water?

A: Municipal water is usually safe from microbiological contamination because it is required by the EPA to be chlorinated. However, chlorination will not remove other contaminants, and in some cases creates other contaminants in the process — including chloramines, trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. Unfiltered municipal water can also contain lead, nitrates and other dangerous chemicals.

Investing in a water filtration system can provide real peace of mind when it comes to knowing what’s in the water you drink, bathe and cook with. It can also help you save money and eliminate the use of plastic water bottles.

Some minerals in water can damage pipes, plumbing and equipment over time. Hard water can even scratch glassware.

FSi offers several types of home water filtration systems, including reverse osmosis, activated carbon and cation-exchange water filters, and whole-house carbon filters.

Contact us with a request for a water quality test so we can help you choose the best option for you.