MTBE has been in the news more and more in recent years. A chemical added to gasoline to help it burn cleaner and aid air quality, it has been showing up in water supplies as a contaminant. In fact it reportedly has been detected in ground water at some levels in 49 states.
People are now asking several questions about MTBE, with the most obvious being “What is it?” and “Should I be concerned with it contaminating my water supply?” Being informed is always the most important step in safety issues. Here are answers to some common MTBE questions: