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Red Deer Water Problems

Common water issues in Red Deer, and how to fix them

With the Red Deer River flowing through the heart of downtown Red Deer, there is a plentiful supply of fresh water on tap for citizens. That doesn’t always mean the drinking water is without its problems, however.  Like so many other surface water resources, drawing river water for homes and businesses can present some annoying issues — issues that can even arise from the common treatment methods used by the city of Red Deer, meaning you can generally be sure your water is clean and safe, but it may leave something to be desired in the taste department.

Hard water

You might notice it in your fixtures or the spots on your “clean” dishes, and wherever it shows up, one thing is certain — hard water rarely goes undetected. Like many other surface water sources, Red Deer's water is subject to some of the same aggravations that come with high mineral content.

  • Slow-flowing fixtures and faucets
  • Soaps, shampoos, and detergents that disappear almost as soon as you use them
  • Overworked appliances
  • Rising utility bills

General Bad Taste

Whenever you taste anything besides water in your water, it’s a sign there may be a problem. Red Deer residents commonly notice mildly unpleasant tastes running out of the tap from time to time, so whether it’s a metallic aftertaste, or the earthy taste of dissolved sulphur or sediment, you may not be alone with your weird-tasting water.


We use it in swimming pools to keep them sanitary, and many cities and municipalities — Red Deer included — use it to treat city water for the very same reasons. Just like in the swimming pool, however, too much can be overwhelming. And no one would blame you for not wanting to drink it.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

If your house was built before 1960, make sure to have your water tested for quality — lead presence, especially.

Did You Know?

The city of Red Deer offers a toilet rebate program to help you conserve water.


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