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The vast majority of water systems are considered safe for drinking by the US Environmental Protection Agency. If your local water system falls below EPA standards or if there is an emergency, the water supplier is required to notify you by newspaper, mail, radio or TV. To find out specific information about the contaminants in your water, ask your water supplier for a copy of the annual water quality report. Find the water supplier for your area through the United States Environmental Protection Agency Web site.
It's especially important to review your annual water quality report before you purchase a drinking water filter system. Because different drinking water filters target different contaminants, knowing the composition of your local water can help you choose the best water filter for you.