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Common Water Issues in Marietta

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

The water in Marietta comes from two separate surface water sources — the Chattahoochee River and Lake Allatoona. Surface water is exposed to natural and environmental contaminants that range from matter created by humans and animals, to herbicides and pesticides, to inorganic materials like salts and metals — all of which may influence the quality, color, and taste of Marietta drinking water.

Hard Water

Hard water in Marietta is caused by high amounts of calcium and magnesium, which are absorbed as the water passes over the surface and under the ground. Hard water is responsible for a variety of household headaches that range from nuisances to serious issues, including:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Soap scum
  • Stiff or scratchy laundry
  • Reduced water flow

Lime Buildup

The same high levels of calcium and magnesium that give Marietta hard water also make it prone to causing lime buildup. White scale is the chalky substance that forms on fixtures, pipes, and even appliances as those minerals are deposited over time. Lime buildup must be removed or it can reduce water flow, ruin appliances, and cause major plumbing issues.

General Bad Taste

If you've noticed a metallic taste in Marietta's drinking water, it could be caused by the high levels of metals or minerals found in the city's surface water sources. Because the water is treated with chlorine as a disinfectant, you may also notice that your drinking water tastes or smells chlorinated.

Surface water includes water that comes from lakes and streams, along with storm runoff, so Marietta water can be high in sedimentation. In addition to causing high turbidity — or cloudiness — sediments in drinking water can make it difficult to clean glass surfaces like shower doors and can leave a cloudy film on drinking glasses.

Spotty, Cloudy Glassware

A Culligan filtration solution can help you deal with hard water, cloudy glassware, and lime buildup. Start by taking the simple, free Culligan water test to identify the root of the problem and find the right solution for how to fix it.

Tips From the Culligan Man

Regularly flush your water heater to prevent hard water deposits from building up.

Did You Know

Fluoride is added to the water in Marietta.


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