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Water quality articles, tips and tricks to ensure your family has the best water possible.

It’s Time to Test Your Well
More than 42 million people in the United States rely on a private well to supply their family with water. These homeowners should test their water source annually for a variety of contaminants, such as bacteria and nitrates, to ensure they are maintaining a safe and reliable source. If a change in taste, color or smell occurs, homeowners should test their well water more frequently. This article from The Groundwater Foundation covers the basics of well water testing and what to look for. If you're concerned about potentially new contaminants within your water source, Whirlpool's line of premier drinking water systems cover all of your water filtration needs.
Water Pollution After Hurricane Harvey
As the community of Houston, TX, begins to rebuild themselves after hurricane Harvey, it’ll be imperative for families to protect themselves from subsequent environmental dangers, such as air pollution and water contamination. In their homes, clean water for drinking, bathing, and cooking, etc. will be essential. Whirlpool offers a wide range of budget-friendly whole home and under sink water filtration systems that not only protect your water-using appliances from contamination, but ultimately protect your family’s health. Use the link to learn more about the unsafe conditions Houston is now facing.
EWG’s Tap Water Database: Understand Water Contamination in Your Area
Every year, EWG’s Tap Water Database analyzes data from nearly 50,000 public water systems in all 50 states, giving you the most accurate representation of the current extent of water contamination in America. Simply type in your zip code on the Tap Water Database website and become well informed on the specific contaminants in your area. Whirlpool has a top-performing line of whole home and undersink water filtration systems that can reduce many of the contaminants listed in this database. Contact your local representative or speak with a Lowe’s associate to find the right system for your family.
Water Filtration Solutions
Everyone deserves clean water, that’s why companies, like Whirlpool, work tirelessly to provide water filtration solutions that are innovative, budget-friendly, and just plain work. With numerous solutions, like pitcher filters, faucet filters, undersink systems, and whole home systems, it’s important to educate yourself before making a purchase. Knowing the quality of your current water, each solutions extent of contaminant removal, how often you’ll replace filters, and cost are just a few key pieces of information that can guide you toward the right solution for your home. While pitcher and faucet filters may seem like the obvious cost-effective option for at-home drinking water, this video examines the pros and cons of each filtration solution and discusses how a water filtration system may be the true cost-saving option, long-term.
Are you one of the 30 million Americans drinking contaminated tap water?
All 50 states have water systems that violate the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, meaning potentially harmful contaminants such as lead, copper and arsenic could be in your water supply. These contaminants can lead to various health effects including developmental delays in children and high blood pressure in adults. Our Whirlpool Reverse Osmosis system reduces the contaminants listed above and numerous other contaminants to protect you and your family, while providing great tasting water. Click below to learn more about which areas have the most violations and what other effects contaminated water can have.
Water Violations by State
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to ensure that our water is safe by placing regulations on many different waterborne contaminants. However, there are many community water systems that violate these regulations, leading to contaminated and potentially harmful water. Click 'Learn More' below to see how many EPA violations occurred in your state from 2015-2016. Whirlpool Water Filtration systems are 3rd party certified to reduce many of the contaminants mentioned. Reference the individual product pages to see which systems take out the contaminants in your state.