Step 4: Selecting the Right Solution
You know what you need
What's the best way to invest in water treatment?
A water test is so important that it's worth repeating the suggestion. This process ensures you won't spend money on a system that either neglects to address your issues or addresses issues not present in your water.
Your system should be selected to give you the cleanest, safest and best-tasting water based on your specific needs, which can be best determined by a water test.
What if I have more than one water issue?
The different technologies explained in Step Two vary in their ability to handle specific types of contaminants. This explains why sometimes it is necessary to combine technologies in order to treat all of the contaminants that are present in your incoming water supply.
For example, if you have a private well, and your water analysis reveals both bacteria and hard water, then you may wish to install both an ultrafiltration (UF) system and a water softener. If your water contains arsenic and chlorination byproducts, you could treat it with a combination of reverse osmosis (RO) and carbon filtration.