Should water pitchers with a filter/dispenser be cleaned?
Yes. Most of these units are not capable of removing pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and protozoa. The few that are designed to do so may still require disinfection to address viruses and must be properly operated and diligently maintained to ensure effective treatment.

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1. When I turn on the faucet, the water sputters. Why?
2. The water is discolored. What should I do?
3. Why does my water have a strong smell?
4. What should I do if my water pressure is low?
5. Do I need to clean out my faucets?
6. Do I need to clean appliances?
7. My refrigerator has a water dispenser/ice maker. Do I need to clean them?
8. Do I need to do something for the water softener?
9. I have a water treatment unit for the house. Does it need special care?
10. I already drank the water. Will I get sick?
11. Is it safe to water my garden and house plants?
12. Do I need to worry about my fish or aquatic pets (e.g., reptiles, frogs)?
13. Should water pitchers with a filter/dispenser be cleaned?