Bottled Water? Filters?

Do I need a water filter?

Glass of Tap WaterIf you receive your water from a public utility, you can be assured that a filter is not necessary for health reasons — although home water filter manufacturers would like you to think otherwise. If used or maintained improperly, some filters may actually contaminate the water.

Should I drink bottled water?

Bottled water is hundreds of times more expensive than Long Island tap water. In fact, some bottled waters are actually drawn from municipal taps. Don’t be fooled by slick Madison Avenue advertising campaigns that make it fashionable to drink from a bottle with a fancy label.