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Common Water Issues in Cedar Rapids

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

The city of Cedar Rapids obtains its municipal water supply from 53 shallow wells alongside the Cedar River alluvium, an aquifer adjacent to the Cedar River. This water then travels to one of two water treatment facilities, where it is disinfected and dispersed to homes and businesses via a complex distribution system.

Spotty, Cloudy Glassware

When running hard water through the dishwasher, spotty and cloudy residue on glassware is a common result. Hard, mineral-rich water can cause dishes and glasses to look:

  • Cloudy
  • Streaky
  • Filmy
  • Spotty

Lime Buildup or White Scale

Limescale is a hard, white buildup that can be found on many household items due to deposits present in hard water — and it can be a pain to clean. Evidence of limescale includes:

  • Sediment and scum on bathroom and kitchen appliances
  • Rings around sinks and bathtubs
  • Clogged faucets and showerheads
  • An increase in utility bills due to accumulated buildup in cooling and heating units
  • Chalky deposits found on kettles, pots, and pans

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

During the process of water filtration, metals and minerals — such as iron and chlorine — are often added and absorbed, resulting in low-quality, hard water. Using hard water throughout the house can lead to:

  • Scratchy, stiff laundry and linens
  • Underperforming appliances
  • Dry, itchy skin and dull, lifeless hair
  • Soap scum buildup

Whatever the cause of your water issues, Culligan has a solution that will work to eliminate your water problems immediately. The best way to discover the cause of your water problems is to get a free Culligan water test.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

Limescale and hard water residue can be treated with white vinegar mixed with water.

Did You Know?

After large rainstorms, municipal water treatment centers often add more chlorine to water supplies.


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