• Common Water Issues in Minnetonka

    Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

    Minnetonka provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source – 18 wells that draw water from the Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer. The well water comes from a series of rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, and springs. As water travels over the land or underground, it can pick up naturally occurring minerals and substances along the way. The water is cleaned and tested to make sure it is safe to drink, but there can still be a number of problems with your tap water.

    Poor-Quality, Hard Water

    The city of Minnetonka's water is hard, which means the water is high in mineral content. Hard water isn't harmful to drink, but can cause a number of household frustrations, including:

    • Unpleasant taste and smell
    • Buildup in pipes and hot water heaters
    • Stiff, scratchy laundry
    • Dry skin and dull hair

    Lime Buildup or White Scale

    Ever notice that white, chalky buildup on your faucets, shower fixtures, or appliances? That's lime buildup, which is caused by hard water. It can also create a buildup in your pipes that can eventually lead to plumbing problems.

    Stains or Colored Water

    Organic matter in the water supply can sometimes cause stains or discolored water. While it won't harm you, it can tint your laundry, and leave stains around sinks and tubs.

    Spotty, Cloudy Glassware

    After running your dishwasher, the minerals in hard water can leave your dishes, silverware, and glasses looking:

    • Cloudy
    • Spotty
    • Streaky or covered in drip marks

    Your Minnetonka Culligan Man is an expert on your water, can test it to determine any problems, and provide the best way to address them.

    Schedule a free water test

    Done wondering what's in your water? Make an appointment for a complimentary water test from your local Culligan Man today.

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