Common Water Issues in Edmond
Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems
The two primary sources for Edmond's drinking water are Arcadia Lake and the Garber-Wellington Aquifer, which is accessed via 51 wells. In the case of a water shortage, Edmond also has arrangements with Oklahoma City to purchase additional water when needed. Once water reaches Edmond, it's treated and disinfected at the Edmond Water Treatment Plant using chemicals as a cleanser and disinfectant. This, while making it safe for consumption, affects the overall quality of Edmond's drinking water.
Poor-Quality, Hard Water
Edmond's water is often hard. While hard water is perfectly safe to drink, using hard water around the house can result in:
- Soap scum
- Dry, itchy skin
- Dull, lifeless hair
- Stiff, scratchy laundry
Soap scum often forms anywhere soap and hard water meet, making the bathroom the ideal place for soap scum to accumulate. If the water in your home is hard, you've probably noticed soap scum on your:
- Shower walls or doors
- Sinks and faucets
Lime Buildup or White Scale
In addition to soap scum, hard water is also responsible for the formation of limescale. A hard, off-white buildup, limescale is often found on:
- Fixtures, sinks, and tubs
- Faucets and showerheads
- Kitchen and bathroom surfaces
Your Edmond 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
Check faucets and pipes for leaks - even a small drip can add up to gallons of wasted water.
Did You Know
Edmond participates in a mandatory year-round water conservation program.