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Lead Removing Whole House Water Filter Recommendations

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.
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Jul 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Is the drain line on my water filter making noise because it's too low?

I have a reverse osmosis water filter system with an air gap faucet. It's a Watts Premier system with an air gap type faucet. When the tank is filling up there is a constant gurgling noise. Is this just because it's a new installation or is my drain line too long? [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 16, 2016 - 1 answer

Filtering frack-edly polluted water

My spouse and I have recently moved to Western Pennsylvania and are really concerned about the pollution to the local drinking water due to fracking (hydraulic fracturing). What are the best ways to filter this water for consumption? What are other health concerns to watch out for (and ways to solve for these)? [more inside]
posted by taltalim on Aug 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Do I really need double filtered water?

Do I have to replace my Samsung refrigerator's water filter? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on May 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Does black carbon silt coming from the filter in my ZeroWater pitcher co

Does black carbon silt coming from the filter in my ZeroWater pitcher contain any of the stuff it filtered out? [more inside]
posted by vash on Nov 22, 2013 - 1 answer

Best Home Water Filter System?

What is the best, easiest and most effective home water filtering system that doesn't slow waterflow down to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Jan 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me make my own water filter.

Brita filters seem expensive and wasteful. Instead, where can I buy my own cation exchange resin (preferably in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by spaghettification on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

I'm H20 Intolerant.

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]
posted by patronuscharms on Jan 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Drank puddle water. Now how do we prevent an assplosion?

Drank a liter of unfiltered, chemically treated puddle water. What's the best course of action to avoid gastrointestinal Armageddon? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Oct 25, 2010 - 14 answers

My water jug has a funny taste.

The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Ecowater, yea or nay?

Ecowater--thumbs up or thumbs down? We have unbelievably crappy water and are considering buying a whole-house system from them (water softener, reverse osmosis system, and prefilters). I would appreciate hearing your experiences with them.
posted by HotToddy on Oct 1, 2008 - 4 answers


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?
posted by ijoyner on Sep 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Should I filter my well water?

Should I filter my well water? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Aug 7, 2007 - 8 answers

What are some good water filter bottles?

What are some good water filter bottles for travel use? [more inside]
posted by Ky on Aug 3, 2007 - 12 answers

WaterFilter: How do you like your faucet-mounted filtration device?

How do you like your faucet-mounted water filter? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Aug 24, 2006 - 27 answers

Waterfilter: Help me understand water purification

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]
posted by namespan on Nov 24, 2005 - 11 answers

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