Public water systems can use existing technologies such as air stripping, granular activated carbon (GAC), and advanced oxidation to remove MTBE contamination. Some home treatment units can also remove MTBE in tap water. EPA does not certify the effectiveness of home treatment units since it only regulates public water supplies. NSF International has a respected certification program for home treatment systems. NSF certifies home treatment systems for MTBE and other regulated contaminants. Additional sources of information on home treatment devices include the Underwriters Laboratories and the Water Quality Association.
You can contact
- NSF International via telephone at 800-673-8010.
- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. via telephone at 888-547-8851.
- Water Quality Association via telephone at 630-505-0160.