• Vacancy ! Vacancy! Vacancy!

    31 December 2018
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    31st December, 2018

    VACANCIES

    TAVEVO Water and Sewerage Company Ltd is a limited liability Company established to operate water service provision in Taita Taveta County.

    Our vision is to be the leading provider of quality affordable water and sanitation services in Taita Taveta County.

    To achieve this, we need to strengthen our manpower. We therefore invite applications from suitable qualified and experienced candidates with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

    1. Finance Manager
    2. Internal Audit Manager
    3. Business Development Manager
    4. Technical Manager

    Interested and qualified candidate should send their application letters with updated CVs, copies of educational certificates, professional qualification certificates and certificate of registration with a professional body where applicable.  Applications should be addressed;

    The Managing Director,

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd,

    P.O. Box 6-80300

    VOI.

    Or Email to:  recruitment@tavevowater.co.ke

    Or  hand delivered to the Managing Director’s office in Sofia along C.I.T road. Voi

    on or before 14th January, 2019 at 4.00 p.m. 

    NB: Tavevo is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people living with special conditions are encouraged to apply.

    Click here to download advert.

    1. FINANCE MANAGER JOB REF: TAVEVO/001/12/2018-(1 Position)

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the position of Finance Manager. 

    The successful candidate will Report to the Managing Director.

    Job Purpose: Effective and efficient financial management of the company.

    Key Responsibilities;

    1. Financial management
    2. Produce financial statements.
    3. Produce management reports to the Managing Director.
    4. Prepare financial reports for the Board of Directors.
    5. Involve in negotiations with banks, sponsors, donors, and stakeholders
    6. Supervision of the accounts department including management and development of staff.
    7. Production of forward budgets, revised and annual estimates
    8. Coordination of accounting matters in various branches
    9. Systems development and management
    10. Liaison with other departments on financial needs
    11. Handle Audit queries and reports
    12. Manage payment processing
    13. Member of tender committee
    14. Prepare periodic and annual Financial Reports
    15. Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and International Accounting Standards.
    16. Vet financial transactions and take corrective measures
    17. Prepare cash flow statements
    18. Keep custody of accounting documents

    Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience required for this Role

    1. Be a Kenyan Citizen
    2. Be a holder of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option) Business Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
    3. Be a holder of CPA (K) or its equivalent
    4. Be registered with Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK),
    5. Relevant work experience of not less than five (5) years, out of which a minimum of two years (2) be in senior management position
    6. Master’s degree with a bias in Accounting or Finance or equivalent qualification from recognized institution will be an added advantage
    7. Proficiency in Computer skills and handling accounting softwares
    8. Evidence of management courses attended at recognized institutions lasting at least four (4) weeks.
    9. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    10. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

     

    1. INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER JOB REF: TAVEVO/002/12/2018-(1 Post)

    TAVEVO Water and Sewerage Company Limited is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the position of Internal Audit Manager.

    The successful candidate will Report to Audit Committee functionally and administratively to the Managing Director.

    Job Purpose: Responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on effectiveness of internal controls in TAVEVO water and sewerage company Ltd. Primary responsibilities include performing financial, operational, and process audits of the Company’s business.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Operational Audit

    1. Coordinate timely preparation of risk based internal audit work plans and budget estimates as well as outlining key activities to be undertaken to achieve desired targets;
    2. Monitor the administration and use of internal audit policies and procedures, and make recommendations for change to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements and best practices;
    3. Perform business process risk assessment and determine areas of high risk and audit focus to be incorporated in the audit plans for approval by the Audit committee;
    4. Execute audit plans and document audit observations, findings and recommendations;
    5. Examine, evaluate and report on the adequacy of internal controls and advice management and the Board of Directors on the same
    6. Conduct special audits, investigations and report on observations, findings with recommendations to the management and Audit Committee;
    7. Regularly report and update the Audit Committee on planned reviews, investigations, and any other related ad-hoc activities;
    8. Communicate and follow reports and recommendations to ensure implementation of actions points as approved by the committee and the Board of Directors;
    9. Prepare comprehensive written Audit report;
    10. Perform control reviews for ICT systems security, development, maintenance, disaster recovery, and other cyber security related matters;
    11. Evaluate ICT control environment with regards to emerging technologies and recommend adequate control measures to mitigate any risk exposures

    Administrative Roles

    1. Offer leadership to staff in the Audit Department;
    2. Staff training and performance management;
    3. Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
    4. Ensure adherence to internal audit procedure manuals and plans;
    5. Attend and participate as Secretary to the Audit Committee meetings;
    6. Work closely with external auditors and provide relevant support as may be required;
    7. Perform any other role as may be assigned from time to time.

    Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience required for this Role

    1. Be a Kenyan Citizen
    2. Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    3. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
    4. Be a holder of CPA (K) or its equivalent
    5. Be registered with Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and/or Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
    6. Relevant work experience of not less than five (5) years in senior management position.
    7. Proficiency in Computer skills, especially accounting
    8. Evidence of management course attended at recognized institution lasting at least four (4) weeks
    9. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    10. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

     

    1. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JOB REF: TAVEVO/003/12/2018- (1 Post)

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage company Ltd is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the position of Business Development Manager.

    The successful candidate will Report to the Managing Director

    Job Purpose: To develop and diversify business to increase revenues and growth of the organization so as to achieve short and long-term goals for  TAVEVO Water and Sewerage Company.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Coordinate development and review of Marketing policies, strategies and programmes for TAVEVO
    2. Provide advice on pricing strategies
    3. Provide advice on market trends and dynamics
    4. Oversee development and implementation of corporate marketing plans and budgets for the Company
    5. Ensure appropriate engagement with stakeholders and our esteemed customers
    6. Monitor public perception about TAVEVO
    7. Oversee day to day operations within and outside the County in terms of marketing
    8. Develop performance targets for marketing services
    9. Undertake continuous analysis of competitive environment and consumer trends
    10. Developing growth strategies and plans for the client base.
    11. Writing business proposals for the expansion of TAVEVO business and customer portfolio.
    12. Negotiating with key stakeholders.
    13. Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs.
    14. Researching on business opportunities and viable income streams.
    15. Maintain relationships with current clients and identify new prospects within the area assigned for TAVEVO a company

    Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience required for this position

    1. Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
    3. Having a diploma in marketing will be an added advantage.
    4. Satisfactorily work experience and performance in related field or equivalent for a period of five (5) years, out of which a minimum of two (2) years in a senior management position
    5. Proficiency in Computer skills
    6. Evidence of management course attended at a recognized institution lasting at least four (4) weeks
    7. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    8. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

    Desirable Qualities for this Position

    1. High-level communication skills
    2. Stakeholder management skills
    3. Proven ability to negotiate
    4. Experience in design and implementation of business development  strategy
    5. Conflict resolution
    6. The ability to self-motivate and motivate a team
    7. Experience in working to achieve and exceeding target

    4. TECHNICAL MANAGER JOB REF: TAVEVO/004/12/2018- (1 Post)

    TAVEVO Water and Sewerage Company is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the position of a Technical Manager.

    The successful candidate will Report to the Managing Director

    Job Purpose: Plan, direct and coordinate activities in fields of abstraction, production, quality assurance and distribution of water in the Company’s jurisdiction.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Direct, coordinate, control and manage the Company’s Technical Operations and Maintenance of the water infrastructure.
    2. Responsible for maintaining water service delivery infrastructure in the county where TAVEVO operates.
    3. Manage construction works, either by using external consultants or Company resources.
    4. Manage Company assets such as and not limited to plants and machinery through effective maintenance and repair
    5. Develop programs that ensure efficient utilization of assets and overall infrastructure.
    6. Establish the necessary staffing needs for the department and ensure there is well trained and efficient workforce in the Company.
    7. Develop departmental strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of overall Company objectives.
    8. Ensure compliance with legal statues and regulations that govern the water industry in the Country and in the County.
    9. Provide Technical guidance necessary in development of new products necessary in achieving company strategies.
    10. Establish a Non-Revenue Water management unit plans and targets that are realistic and workable within the Company.
    11. Ensure regular/daily, prompt and accurate preparation of water production, sales and supply statistics. Collating and analyzing the NRW data and advising all the sections on any interventions that may be necessary at any point in Time.
    12. Prepare project proposals and technical reports to present to the management and the Board of Directors.
    13.  Any other responsibilities assigned from time to time by Managing Director for purposes of TAVEVO achieving its mandate.

    Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience required for this Role

    1. Be a holder of BSc Water Engineering or Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Master’s Degree in Water Engineering or Civil or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
    3. Be a registered member of the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK).
    4. Satisfactorily work experience performance in related water utility or equivalent field for a period of five (5) years, out of which have a minimum of two (2) years in a senior management position
    5. Proficiency in Computer skills
    6. Evidence of management course attended at recognized institution lasting at least four (4) weeks
    7. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    8. Be able to work for long hours past the stipulated time even on emergency
    9. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

    Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for and its job reference hence addressed to:

    The Managing Director,

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company Ltd,

    P.O. Box 6 – 80300,

    VOI.

    OR Hand delivered:

    To the Managing Director’s Office in Tavevo water compound situated at Sofia along C.I.T road – Voi Town.

    OR Email with all details to: recruitment@tavevowater.co.ke

    Important information

    • Candidates must attach a clear copy of their national identity card or valid passport
    • Attach copy of KRA PIN
    • Candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining Clearance from HELB, DCI, KRA, CRB and EACC
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • Youth, women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.

    Candidates found canvassing will automatically be disqualified

    NB: Tavevo is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people living with special conditions are encouraged to apply.

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  • Auditor General Report

    20 July 2018
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    Auditor General Report for the year ended 30th June, 2017, click here to download.

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  • Amazing facts about water

    13 July 2017
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    1. The average human body is made of 50 to 65 percent water.water

    2. Newborn babies have even more, ringing in at 78 percent water.

    3. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds; a cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds.

    4. A liter of water weighs 1 kilo; a cubic meter of water weighs 1 tonne.

    5. An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.

    6. Water covers 70.9 percent of the planet’s surface.

    7. Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.

    8. There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.

    9. If all of the water vapor in our planet’s atmosphere fell as water at once and spread out evenly, it would only cover the globe with about an inch of water.

    10. More than one-quarter of all bottled water comes from a municipal water supply – the same place that tap water comes from.

    11. Approximately 100 billion gallons of water are used in Kenya per day; nearly half of that is used for thermoelectric power generation.water

    12. In a year, the average Kenyan residence uses over 100,000 gallons.

    13. Since the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute, you can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.

    14. A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.

    15. At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.

    16. A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water; a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.

    17. The first water pipes in the world were made from hollowed logs.

    18. Leaks in Nairobi City water supply system account for 36 million gallons of wasted water per day.

    19. There are around one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the U.S. and Canada, enough to circle the globe 40 times.

    20. 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water

    21. And 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

    22. Some 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

    23. The World Health Organization recommends 2 gallons per person daily to meet the requirements of most people under most conditions; and around 5 gallons per person daily to cover basic hygiene and food hygiene needs.

    24. On average, Kenyan resident uses about 10 gallons of water per day.

    25. On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

    26. On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.

    27. It takes .26 gallons of water to irrigate one calorie of food.

    28. (Yet it twater akes 26 gallons for one calorie of food when water is used inefficiently.)

    29. It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.

    30. It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 17 ounces of plastic.

    31. It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.

    32. It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.

    33. It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.

    34. It takes 39,090 gallons of water to manufacture a new car.

    35. In developing nations women and girls are primarily responsible for collecting water; on average, 25 percent of their day is spent on this task.

    36. Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back to fetch water.

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  • Mzima Springs- our source

    13 July 2017
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    mzima-springs_002Mzima Springs are a series of four natural springs in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. They are located in the west of the Park, around 48 km from Mtito Andei. The source of the springs is a natural reservoir under the Chyulu Hills to the north. The Chyulu range is composed of volcanic lava rock and ash, which is too porous to allow rivers to flow. Instead, rain water percolates through the rock, and may spend 25 years underground before emerging 50 kilometres away at Mzima. The natural filtration process gives rise to Mzima’s famously clear stream, which flows through a series of pools and rapids. Two kilometres downstream from the springs, the stream is blocked by a solidified lava flow and disappears below the surface again. Mzima is one of Tsavo’s most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Mzima’s isolation makes both species are dependent on its waters: other sources are too distant for them to reach by overland travel. The hippos also sustain an entire food chain. They browse the surrounding savannah by night and return to Mzima’s pools by day, where their dung fertilises the water. Fruiting trees such as date and raffia palms, waterberrys and figs grow beside the water, using their submerged roots to absorb nutrients. Their fruits are a source of food for vervet monkeys and a variety of birds. Below the water’s surface, the invertebrates which feed on the hippo dung are preyed on by fish and cormorants. The springs were made famous by wildlife film-makers Alan and Joan Root‘s 1969 nature documentary Mzima: Portrait of a Spring, which featured underwater footage of the hippos and crocodiles. They were also the subject of the Survival Special Mzima: Haunt of the Riverhorse in 2003, which featured the first footage of a hippo infanticide. In 2009, a prolonged drought proved catastrophic for Mzima’s wildlife. Starving game animals were driven to permanent water sources in their thousands, bringing them into competition with the resident hippos. The grassland surrounding the spring turned to desert and hippos began starving to death. In September 2009, only five remained, down from 70 in 2003, and journalists reported seeing carcasses floating in the pools.

    Source of Coast Water

    Mzima Springs, Marere, and Tiwi in Kwale County are the other sources of water (after Baaricho which supply 90 million litres per day). They supply 20 million litres a day to Voi, Mariakani, and the South Coast.

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  • Water Recycling

    13 July 2017
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    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use. The Treatment and Uses chart shows types of treatment processes and suggested uses at each level of treatment. In uses where there is a greater chance of human exposure to the water, more treatment is required. As for any water source that is not properly treated, health problems could arise from drinking or being exposed to recycled water if it contains disease-causing organisms or other contaminants.

    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use.

    Uses for Recycled Water
    •agriculture
    •landscape
    •toilet flushing
    •dust control,
    •construction activities
    •concrete mixing

    Although most water recycling projects have been developed to meet no potable water demands, a number of projects use recycled water indirectly for potable purposes. These projects include recharging ground water aquifers and augmenting surface water reservoirs with recycled water. In ground water recharge projects, recycled water can be spread or injected into ground water aquifers to augment ground water supplies, and to prevent salt water intrusion in coastal areas.

    While numerous successful ground water recharge projects have been operated for many years, planned augmentation of surface water reservoirs has been less common. However, there are some existing projects and others in the planning stages.

    The use of gray water at decentralized sites (see definition) for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing reduces the amount of potable water distributed to these sites, the amount of fertilizer needed, and the amount of wastewater generated, transported, and treated at wastewater treatment facilities. In other words, water reuse saves water, energy, and money. Decentralized water reuse systems are being used more in the arid west where long term drought conditions exist. Successful gray water systems have been operating for many years,. They can meet up to 50% of a property’s water needs by supplying water for landscaping. Recycling gray water saves fresh potable water for other uses, reduces the volume of wastewater going to septic systems and wastewater treatment plants, and increases infrastructure capacity for new users.

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  • Wise use of water

    12 July 2017
    592 Views

    Water is precious and vital to all life on our planet but there is only a limited amount of it. In Taita Taveta we are fortunate to have a plentiful supply of water and it can be difficult to understand why it is important to be careful with the water we use and to try to avoid waste. We use a great deal more water than we did in the past and our consumption is rising. Most of us don’t think about water. We all have bad habits when using water. These habits mean that we often use more water than we need to and create waste, without thinking of the impact. This is damaging to the environment and has a direct effect on our utility bills.

    Water efficiency is about reducing waste and thinking about the water we all use, changing bad habits into good habits. Saving water not only helps preserve the precious and limited resource for the future, but in turn provides a variety of benefits. Everyone can save money by saving water, not just those that pay for their water by meter. Producing and treating water requires a lot of energy and results in carbon emissions, as does heating the water for your shower or bath. Therefore, saving water will reduce your carbon footprint helping the environment.

    Everyone can do their bit to help protect our environment by not wasting water. Using water wisely within a community will help to achieve an environmentally sensitive place for people to live. By following the simple steps outlined in this factsheet, you will help to protect your local environment and minimize water pollution in your local water courses – key components of any sustainable community.

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  • Inauguration Of New Tavevo BOD.

    5 December 2014
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    Tavevo Water has received new BOD. On Tuesday 2nd December 2014 the new directors were sworn in at the Tavevo boardroom.

    In Pictorial:

     

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  • From the county CEC

    27 October 2014
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    COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF TAITA TAVETA
    OFFICE OF THE CECM WATER & IRRIGATION

    CALLING ON ENGINEERS FROM TAITA TAVETA COUNTY TO BUILD THEIR COUNTY.
    I wish to bring the attention of all engineering professionals from Taita Taveta County to an advert in the Standard Newspaper of Wednesday 22nd October 2014 by Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company (a company wholly owned by the County Government) seeking to recruit a Technical Manager.

    In terms of structure we have arranged that The County Government will construct water service provision infrastructure and hand over to Tavevo Water and Sewerage company for operation and maintenance. Some projects will be managed by community based organizations (those that will operate efficiently).This is guided by existing laws and regulations.

    The County Government has had challenges in getting Engineers from the County to apply for Technical jobs. We are aware that the remuneration package for public service is not particularly enticing to professional engineers. While we are striving to improve this, there are limitations we have to live with.

    However I urge all qualified professionals who love our county to consider applying for the Job (and a few more which will soon be advertised by the County Government and Tavevo).

    I hasten to add my fellow county kin. Time comes when men and women must stand up and build their own county. Such a time is now. The destiny of our county is now in our very own hands. If each one of us can give 1-3 years of our lifetime to serve our county, we will have made our contribution to changing the course of the history of our county. And when the history of our county is finally written, let it be said that the great County of Taita Taveta was built by its own citizens, men and women, who made great sacrifices. Yes we can !
    County Executive Member – Water and Irrigation.
    COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF TAITA TAVETA

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  • Customer Care Lines

    16 October 2014
    1269 Views

    To enhance communication we have call lines in all our zones and are available 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm

    Voi : +254 710 291 000 | +254 788 758 520

    Mackinnon : +254 790562328 | +254 788 758 522

    Wundanyi :  | +254 788 758 517

    we are committed to serve you efficiently.

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  • How to Choose the Best Method of Water Treatment

    16 September 2014
    3372 Views

    The market is literally flooded with water treatment options. Reverse osmosis systems, loose granular activated carbon, solid carbon block filters, and distillers all promise sparkling, clean water, but how do you know which one is really best? With a little research, you can find the ideal water treatment system for you.

    Find out the source of your home’s water.
    If you are receiving water from a well on your property rather than municipally treated water, your needs will be much different.

    Is your well water treated (chlorinated) or untreated?

    Chlorination will kill all bacteria and virus — then the chlorine can be completely removed by a good whole house pre-filter and/or chlorine-removing fixtures in the bathrooms, coupled with a solid carbon block drinking water system at the kitchen tap.
    Chlorine is also inexpensive to administer and maintain; it keeps the entire water system cleaner and freer of algae, bacteria and other pipe and holding tank contaminants.
    (This is in contrast to ultraviolet (UV) radiation to kill bacteria and viruses. UV is expensive to buy, expensive to maintain and only disinfects for a short length of the pipe downstream from the light.)

    Is there dirt, turbidity, or other organic matter in your well or spring water?

    Put a good 10 to 15 micron pre-filter to remove these big chunks before they hit your house taps.
    Learn about specific water contaminants in your area.
    A lot of this information can be found out through the EPA. Also, each year your city should produce a water safety report, discussing the incidence of specific contaminants in your city’s water. However, using a filter that removes the widest range of contaminants overall guarantees that you will be protected, no matter what the contamination.
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