DIY: Testing and filtering your tap water

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Everyone knows our water here in Arizona is not of the best quality straight from the tap.

Here are multiple ways to filter the water in your home:

-Use a Brita pitcher to filter your drinking water

-Add a filter directly to your kitchen faucet

-Add a filter to your shower head, or replace your shower head with one that has a built-in filter

-Change your refrigerator filter regularly

-Install a reverse-osmosis filtration system under your sink. I recommend the Zero Waste unit by Watts. Most RO systems waste approximately 4 to 6 gallons of water for every 1 gallon of filtered water. With Zero Waste, there's ZERO Waste.

-Install a whole-house water filtration system


-If you don't want to do do it yourself, just call 1-800-Home-Depot and set up an in-home consultation for a whole-house water filtration system.