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Common Water Issues in New Orleans

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

The primary water source for New Orleans is the Mississippi River. The river water is pumped from two large stations at the East and West Bank of the Mississippi River and delivered through several large pipelines. The river water contains significant amounts of suspended solids, which can lead to problems in your home's water supply.

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

As a result of the high levels of minerals and sediment, New Orleans' water is hard and can result in a variety of issues around the house, including:

  • Lime and white scale buildup on sinks and fixtures
  • Residue on dishes and glassware
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Stiff or scratchy laundry
  • Low-performing appliances

Cloudy or Heavy Sediment

Natural water sources often have high levels of sedimentation, which can persist even after the filtration process. This can lead to cloudiness in your water that looks and tastes unappealing.

General Bad Taste

Although the Sewerage and Water Board monitor the quality of New Orleans' water for microbial and organic contaminants, you may still experience a general bad taste in your home's tap water. A Culligan water filtration system can treat your foul-tasting water, leaving you with fresher-tasting, cleaner water from every faucet.

Your local New Orleans 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

Mix baking soda with your shampoo to combat the effects of hard water on your hair.

Did You Know

The sewer system in New Orleans uses a gravity collection system that consists of 1,600 miles of lateral and trunk sewers that range in diameter from eight inches to seven feet.


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