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Common Water Issues in Homer

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Homer's water comes from the Bridge Creek Reservoir and is tested for organic, radioactive, microbiological, and inorganic contaminants. While Homer is known for having quality drinking water that maintains a low level of turbidity, older plumbing in the area sometimes cause high levels of lead and copper, which can affect the color and taste of the water, and pose a health risk.

Hard Water

Hard water is a problem in Homer due to groundwater that's exposed to high levels of minerals as it filters through bedrock. The calcium and magnesium in Homer's water can create a wide range of household and personal-care issues. Hard water is responsible for:

  • Reduced water flow, making dishwashers and other appliances less efficient
  • Rough laundry or detergent that won't dissolve
  • Dull hair or itchy scalp

General Bad Taste

  • Disinfection — The water in Homer is chemically treated and filtered before distribution. To keep water protected from pathogens, the city maintains trace residual chlorine in the water. While the water is safe to drink, the chlorine in the water can cause it to taste bad or take on an unpleasant scent.
  • Mineral concentration — The same minerals that give Homer hard water can also cause it to taste bitter. Excess metals like iron and manganese can lend drinking water in Homer a metallic taste.

Lime Buildup

When water filters over limestone bedrock, it absorbs many of those minerals. Over time, that mineral concentration can lead to a white, chalky buildup known as limescale. If left to accumulate, limescale deposits can:

  • Reduce water heater efficiency
  • Cause buildup in sinks, tubs, and toilets
  • Etch the surface of glassware, making it look cloudy
  • Leave stains on clothes
  • Cause metallic stains
  • Create rust marks in sinks and tubs

Too much iron in Homer's water can give it a rusty or reddish-brown tinge. Aside from being unappealing to drink, colored water from iron can:

Colored Water

Whether lime buildup is leaving you frustrated or you're fed up by bad-tasting water, a Culligan filtration solution can help.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

Clean your dishwasher by running a cycle with vinegar every few months to keep it operating effectively.

Did You Know

Homer flushes its water system regularly to improve the quality of drinking water.

 

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