Water Q & A - Fridge Water Filter Replacement

Water Q & A - Fridge Water Filter Replacement

Water Filter, Nebraska Extension Acreage Insights October 2017. http://acreage.unl.edu/enews-october-2017
Water Filter

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. 

Meghan Sittler
Meghan Sittler
Extension Educator - Domestic Water & Wastewater

Meghan's education includes a master's degree in natural resources with minors in political science and environmental planning. She also has a graduate certification in public policy analysis, as well as undergraduate degrees in environmental studies and anthropology from UNL. Her graduate project was focused on the development of collaborative and adaptive management for the Missouri River.

Sittler began as coordinator of the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance in December 2008. Prior to that, Sittler worked for the National Park Service as an archaeological technician, an environmental educator with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, an adviser and instructor with the UNL Environmental Studies program and School of Natural Resources and as a research and outreach specialist for the National Drought Mitigation Center. Meghan began her work as a Nebraska Extension Educator focussing on water in 2016.

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