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Consumers concerned about their water quality must sort through an assortment of information to determine what contaminants are present, which contaminants are of real concern and the appropriate response and treatment that will be most effective for their particular situation. This 2008 extension circular provides an overview of household water problems, causes and potential health effects. The problem then can be matched to appropriate treatment method(s) for further investigation. The treatment methods listed in this guide are for household water problems requiring prolonged treatment.