South Carolina's drinking water comes from a system of hundreds of miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of acres of lakes throughout the state. After being sourced, water is then cleaned and tested at water treatment facilities before being sent to homes and businesses.
As South Carolina's water travels over the earth or through the ground it tends to absorb minerals, like calcium and magnesium. When there is a high concentration of these mineral elements present in the water supply, the water is considered hard. While the hard water in South Carolina is perfectly safe to drink, its mineral content is often responsible for a number of water issues commonly experienced throughout The Palmetto State. South Carolinian's often notice that their water contributes to soap scum buildup around the house, and a bad taste when drinking water from the tap.
Tips From the Culligan Man
To save water, inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads.