Do you have questions about your private drinking water supply? How about wellhead protection, including the management of your private sewage treatment system? Send your questions using the Ask An Expert feature on this web site. Questions will be addressed by Nebraska Extension Educator Meghan Sittler, Nebraska Extension Specialist Bruce Dvorak, and/or Nebraska Extension Educator Katie Pekarek. One question and answer will be featured each month in this section of the acreage web site.
Q: I have recently had to boil my water bacteria in my water system. Do I need to replace my water filter in my fridge?
Meghan: Yes. Bacteria is not something you ever want to take a chance with so it is always a best practice to discard the water filter in a fridge and replace it with a new filter. Bacteria can cause serious illness if ingested and while the individual bacteria have a certain lifespan it is better to be safe than sick and sorry.