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Common Water Issues in Iowa City

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Much of the water supply for Iowa City comes from the surface water of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer. Water from this aquifer has a low susceptibility to contamination due to the natural characteristics of the aquifer and overlying materials, both of which provide natural protection. Before water reaches the distribution system, which sends the water to homes and businesses, it goes through a variety of tests to ensure it meets the purity and quality levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

Iowa City's water is hard, which means the water has a high concentration of minerals that can cause a number of annoying results, including:

  • Stiff, scratchy, faded laundry
  • Clogged pipes
  • Itchy, dry skin and dull, lifeless hair

Spots on Glasses

When using hard water in the kitchen, spots on glasses and dishes can appear, even after running them through the dishwasher.

Lime or White Scale Buildup

A common problem caused by the minerals present in hard water is the hard-to-clean, white, chalky buildup found on various surfaces around the house, including:

  • Faucets and showerheads
  • Bathroom appliances
  • Sinks and bathtubs
  • Pots, pans, and kettles

Your local Iowa City 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

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

Did You Know?

Iowa City has an average annual rainfall of 37.6 inches and an average annual snowfall of 28 inches.


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