Select an option below from our Water Info area to investigate various water issues:
- Unpleasant Tastes
- Unpleasant Odors
- Scale Producing Minerals
- "Cloudy/Foggy" Appearance
- Certain Pesticides and Fungicides
- Certain Volatile Organisms Contaminants
If you are considering the purchase or rental of point-of-use (POU) water quality improvement equipment, here are
a few consumer tips from the Water Quality Association (WQA):
- If you suspect you have a problem with your water, have it tested to confirm the nature and extent of the
problem. For aesthetic problems like hardness, your water can be analyzed in your home by a professional such as
a WQA Certified Water Specialist (CWS); for health concerns, consult a state certified or other reputable laboratory,
then work with a professional to select equipment.
- Be an educated consumer. Research the water quality improvement products available before you buy. Check
performance capabilities, warranty, maintenance provisions, what contaminants the product reduces and to what
level, and general operation.
- Price is an important factor, but don't let it be your only criteria. Capacity, special features or company services are
factors you may wish to consider in making a wise choice.
- All products require maintenance or periodic replacement. Determine who will perform these functions.
- Look for the WQA Gold Seal on the POU equipment. It indicates a production model of the equipment was tested and
found to meet industry performance standards.
- Research the reputation and legitimacy of the company or sales representative you choose. You may want to check
customer references before you sign a contract.
- Be aware that multiple water quality problems may require multiple product solutions, a "systems" approach
which combines several technologies in one system.