Do you rely on a well, spring, pond, or other private water source for drinking water? Are you concerned that recurring health effects within your household may be the result of contaminants in your drinking water? Does your drinking water have an unpleasant odor or contain bothersome minerals that stain your sinks and other fixtures? This complete reference about home water treatment is the book for you. It will help you decide if water treatment is necessary, and which treatment device or system is appropriate for a particular problem. 120 pages. © 1995 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.