Common Water Issues in Minnetonka
Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems
Minnetonka provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source â€“ 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.
- Streaky or covered in drip marks
After running your dishwasher, the minerals in hard water can leave your dishes, silverware, and glasses looking:
Spotty, Cloudy Glassware
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.
Tips From the Culligan Man
A spike in your water bill is a good indicator of a leak or other water problem. If your bill is higher than usual, have your local Culligan man check your home for leaks.
Did You Know
Minnetonka's first water utility was founded in 1960 when the first well was drilled in Holiday Lake.