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Common Water Issues in Des Moines

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

The main water source for the city of Des Moines is supplied from the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers, which provide municipal drinking water to over 500,000 residents. The water is sourced from shallow groundwater, which is collected from a series of wells along the river. This water then travels to one of three treatment plants, where it is disinfected and eventually pumped into a complex distribution network that delivers it directly to homes and businesses.

Spotty, Clouded Glassware

Clouded and spotty residue left behind on freshly washed glassware can be embarrassing. The result of mineral deposits in hard water, dishes and glasses can appear:

  • Cloudy
  • Spotty
  • Streaky or covered in drip marks

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

As water makes its long journey from source to faucet, it absorbs dissolved minerals and chemicals – such as iron and ammonia – along the way. This results in the water becoming hard, which can cause a number of household headaches. Using hard water around the house can lead to:

  • Chalky deposits on kettles, pots, and pans
  • Soapy film on skin and hair
  • Stiff or scratchy laundry
  • Low-performing appliances

Lime or White Scale Buildup

Limescale is the product of deposits in hard water and results in a hard, chalky buildup that can be a nuisance around the house. Limescale can appear as:

  • Off-white buildup that causes showerheads and faucets to clog
  • Chalky deposits found on pots and pans
  • Buildup that impedes the healthy flow of water through plumbing and sewage systems

Whatever your water problems may be, Culligan has a filtration solution. The best way to discover what is causing your water issues is to get a free Culligan water test.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

Conserve water by turning off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth.

Did You Know

June is Des Moines' rainiest month of the year, with average precipitation of about 4.94 inches.


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