Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of filter should I use?
How long will a carbon filter last?
Is water filtration needed if water is treated?
What are some common methods used to filter water?
What is the difference between municipal water treatment and home water filtration?
When should I change my carbon filter?
The answer depends on what you are trying to achieve with filtration. If you want to reduce lead contamination from your water, you will need a filter specifically designed to reduce lead. Similarly, if you want to reduce microorganisms such as Giardia lamblia cysts, a filter designed for this specific reduction is required. Some filters are highly versatile and designed to reduce multiple contaminants, while others are very simple in design and do not offer anything other than sediment reduction (large dirt particles.) Be sure to read the label on the filter to determine if it will do exactly what you need it to do.