The Pocatello Water Department meets all EPA drinking water regulations; therefore, it is not necessary for most people to treat their drinking water at home to make it safe.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a home water treatment unit can improve water's taste, or provide an extra margin of safety for people more vulnerable to the effects of waterborne illness. Consumers who choose to purchase a home water treatment unit should carefully read its product information to understand what they are buying, whether it is for better taste or a certain method of treatment. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for operation and maintenance - it is especially important to change the filter on a regular basis.
For more information download the EPA booklet: Filtration Facts. EPA neither endorses nor recommends specific home water treatment units. EPA does register units that make germ-killing claims.