The Safe Drinking Water Act, passed in 1974, issued new actions and regulations to protect the nation’s drinking water. As a result, millions of people have high-quality, safe drinking water from their public water systems every day. However, some harmful contaminants bypass the water treatment system. Thankfully, plenty of water filtration systems are available for purchase and can help keep any household free of contaminants and keep tap water clean and safe. Here is why a water filter system is important, and how you can improve your water quality.