No homeowner should have to put up with crappy unfiltered water. Period. A simple household water filter like the Omni Whole House water filter can effectively reduce rust sediment, chlorine, and odors at the point where the water lines enters your home, ensuring that every spigot in the house delivers decent water.
These filters install where the water line enters the house, and they’re easy to hook up to ¾” pipe. The filer system has a lifespan of about 15,000 gallons per filter cartridge, so depending on how conservation savvy you and your family is — and how nasty the water at your place — these should last you around three to six months. Refills cost about $8.
The best part is that the filters can be changed after install without turning off the water line or making a huge mess, and in a pinch you can turn the system to bypass mode to skip the filter entirely.
The bottom line: for around $40 and twenty minutes of install time, the water flowing to all your faucets and appliances is clean and tastes better.
I think I see one of these in my (near) future.