Frequently Asked Questions

Earlier this year, Los Angeles began disinfecting its drinking water with chloramine rather than the chlorine it had used for decades.  You can read more about it by visiting Southern California Public Radio 89.3 KPCC or our coverage in a recent Drinking Water News post. With such a large municipality making a switch in the […]


The city of Zumbrota will NOT be responsible for water services that freeze after February 26th. In order to prevent service freeze-up, every Zumbrota water customer is urged to take the temperature of their water and continue monitoring it for the next TWO MONTHS. If your water temperature gets below 40 degrees, you should immediately start running […]


Above are two of the rightfully angry questions being asked by West Virginia residents this week that are living through an unprecedented water contamination incident.  The most common questions being, of course, ‘when can I drink my tap water again?’ and ‘whose fault is this?’ Without speculating on blame, or unfortunately, when your tap water […]


Ceramic Water Filters: What To Know Before You Buy

by Jamin Arvig on January 2, 2014

WaterFilters.NET has grown into the online consumer’s first choice in water filters and filtration systems.  I am proud of this accomplishment, in no small part, as it reflects the level of knowledge that our team has amassed and is able to share with you as you make your water filter choices.  Believe me, there are […]


If your refrigerator dispenses water, chances are it uses a water filter.  And if it’s been a long time since you’ve replaced it, the inside of it may be clogged with some of the gunk you see in the picture to your left.  And the crusty ice cubes below are likely an all too familiar image. […]


Fluoride compounds are salts that form when the element fluorine (number 9 on the periodic table) combines with minerals in soil or rocks. Some fluoride compounds, such as sodium fluoride and fluorosilicates, dissolve easily into ground water as it moves through gaps and pores in rocks. Most water supplies contain some naturally occurring fluoride. Fluoride […]


What is hard water?

by wfnblog on June 15, 2012

Hard water has a high concentration of the minerals calcium and magnesium dissolved in it. The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases. Hard water is not generally regarded to be a health risk, but it can be a nuisance. Mineral deposits can build up on plumbing and fixtures in […]


What are VOCs? (Part 2)

by wfnblog on June 6, 2012

In our last article, we introduced the topic of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We described their chemical composition, and gave some examples of common household, commercial and industrial products that contain VOCs. We concluded with a look at how these chemical contaminants find their way into the environment, and specifically into our drinking water supply. […]


What are VOCs? (Part 1)

by wfnblog on June 4, 2012

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are carbon-containing compounds emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They evaporate easily from water into air at normal air temperatures. This high vapor pressure (and low boiling point) at room temperature is why you can easily detect the distinctive odor of gasoline and many solvents, as the VOCs exit […]


What is turbidity?

by wfnblog on May 16, 2012

Raise your glass of water and hold it up to the light. Does the water seem hazy? If so, the water is turbid. Your water lacks its inherent clarity or brilliance. Turbidity describes how cloudy or clear your water is. It is a key factor in evaluating water quality. Turbidity is measured in terms of […]