In response to The New York Times’ articles on contaminated tap water, the Water Quality Association urges consumers to explore installing final contaminant barriers in their homes.

In response to The New York Times’ articles* on contaminated tap water, the Water Quality Association urges consumers to explore installing final contaminant barriers in their homes.

Filtering systems in the home provide the highest technology available to treat drinking water, according to Peter J. Censky, executive director of WQA. Less than 2% of all water consumed is ingested by humans, making these “point-of-use” systems the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly available. Home filtering systems act as a final contaminant barrier and can further purify water for drinking.

WQA provides Gold Seal certification for products that remove a variety of contaminants. These products are tested according to independently developed standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Also, consumers can find locally certified dealers by visiting WQA’s Find A Water Professional feature. Dealers are certified though rigorous study and testing. More information about contaminants is also available at WQA’s Water Information Library, which includes a search function.


*Legal Tap Water May Still Be Unhealthy and Millions in U.S. Drinking Dirty Water