Purchased a house knowing the supply line from the water main was lead. Options are purchasing a cooler for potable water, buying a whole house filter and replacing the hot water tank, or replacing the supply line and HWT. Assuming that the third option is beyond our means at the moment and the first option is a stopgap, please recommend a whole house water filtration system available in Canada that is durable, practical, and won't need to be replaced in three years because 'they don't make those kinds of filters anymore' or similar nonsense.
Does black carbon silt coming from the filter in my ZeroWater pitcher contain any of the stuff it filtered out? [more inside]
Theoretically speaking, is it possible that the water coming through my pipes is over fluoridated, and if so, could a standard water filter in my shower help eliminate some of that fluoride? [more inside]
The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
I have a brita filter pitcher and I bought a 6 pack of filters almost a year ago(to save $$). The past 2 or 3 filters I put in there have had water run through them really fast compared to all the other filters I've used. Could there be a problem with the filters? Have they re engineered them to filter water faster? Are they even working?
Should I filter my well water? [more inside]
How do you like your faucet-mounted water filter? [more inside]
WaterFilter: I'm looking into water purification devices. I'm mostly trying to understand what might help with various kinds of contamination threats: What would I buy to safely drink from a mountain stream? Is there anything that can help with chemically poisoned waters if one were, say, trapped in New Orleans by Katrina? Radioactive fallout contamination? [more inside]