Caring For Your Home and Your Water puritie Coonly Found in Municipal Water Why Filter? Chlorine or Chloramine - Good for killing bacteria, bad for your plumbing and more importantly not good for you or your family. It doesn’t taste or smell good either. VOCs(Volatile Organic Compounds)- Includes things such as herbicides and pesticides and in- dustrial solvents, many of which are not tested for under the Safe Water Drinking Act standards which municipalities are subject to follow. Disinfectant By-products - Result when chlorine is in the water. Some of these by-products are de ned as known carcinogens and therefore may cause cancer. Examples include Trihalo - methanes (THMs). Turbidity- Anything that causes water to have a cloudy appearance. Suspended solids is an- other term, or more commonly it’s simply called dirt. Fluoride- The government mandated the addition of uoride into all municipal water supplies. This was the latest amendment to the Safe Water Drinking Act. Reverse Osmosis is the only option should you elect to remove uoride. Why Condition? Calcium and Magnesium - These minerals are naturally at high levels in over 80% of water. These minerals are good for you, but not your water using appliances and plumbing system when they cause scale build up. Scale reduces efciency, increases energy usage require - ments and shortens the life expectancy of water using appliances including your water heater.