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My Water Comes From My City

Chlorine is used by most municipalities to treat the public water supply in order to kill bacteria that can be found in the source water.  Residual chlorine can remain in your drinking water following treatment. The chlorine used is similar to, but stronger than, common household bleach.  The closer your home is to the water treatment facility, the higher the potential concentration of chlorine can be.

Installing a carbon based water filter can significantly reduce chlorine taste and odor in the water you use for drinking, cooking, washing fruit and produce, as well as yourself.

3M Purification Inc. offers several product options under the Aqua-Pure® brand that help reduce chlorine taste and odor from your water. Options include:

  • Installing a whole house filter with a carbon filter cartridge.  The filter is installed at the point of entry of your water (where the water enters your home).  This filter should be installed by a licensed plumbing contractor in your area.
  • Installing a water filter system under the kitchen and/or bathroom sink that filters the cold water to that sink and uses either the existing faucet or a dedicated faucet.  These types of systems can be installed by the homeowner, but if unsure, we recommend a licensed plumbing contractor in your area.
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