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Common Water Issues in Boulder

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Like many areas throughout Colorado, Boulder relies on water that is stored for most of the year. Stream flows and runoff from melting snow only occur during the warm spring and summer months. This runoff is then captured in a series of reservoirs, including the Silver Lake, Lakewood, Barker, and Boulder reservoirs. The amount of water available to the city varies from year to year, depending on the amount of snow in the surrounding mountains.

Poor-Quality, Hard Water

The water in Boulder is hard, which — while not hazardous to your health — can cause a number of problems around the house, including:

  • Soap scum
  • Lime or white scale buildup on appliances, faucets, and bathroom fixtures
  • Dull hair and dry skin
  • Cloudy, spotty glassware

Lime or White Scale Buildup

Hard water can also contribute to inefficient and costly operation of appliances after limescale deposits form. Pipes can become clogged and damaged, which could lead to an increase in your energy bills.

Chlorine Taste and Odor

Another common water issue Boulder residents experience is the high levels of chlorine, which is used to purify water of potentially dangerous contaminants, like bacteria. Chlorine is not a dangerous chemical in the low concentration it arrives to your home in, but it can affect the taste and smell of your water.

Your local Boulder 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

Wash only full loads of clothes in the washer. Washing small loads uses more than twice as much water per pound of laundry.

Did You Know

Rainwater begins as soft water but becomes hard water as it absorbs minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.


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