Frequent Questions

How can I remove MTBE from my water?

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.

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