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Common Water Issues in Detroit

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Detroit's water supply and distribution system is one of the largest in the nation, both in terms of population served and water produced. The water system draws fresh water from the Great Lakes System, pulling mainly from the Detroit River to the south, and Lake Huron to the north. The water system consists of over 3,400 miles of transmission and distribution water lines.

Water in the Detroit area is known for having to combat toxic runoff from industrial facilities, as well as high levels of contaminants from wastewater runoff and other minerals and metals that the water absorbs from the ground as it travels. Water is thoroughly treated at one of five treatment plants, producing an average of 610 million gallons of municipal water per day.

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

Hard water is caused primarily by dissolved calcium and other minerals that are absorbed as water travels and is treated. Hard water can result in a number of frustrating household problems, including:

  • Buildup on faucets and fixtures
  • Residue on dishes and glassware
  • Stiff, scratchy, faded laundry
  • Low-performing appliances
  • Dry, itchy skin

Stains or Colored Water

Organic matter in the water supply can sometimes cause water to become discolored. While drinking colored water isn't harmful, it can tint your laundry, and leave stains around sinks and tubs.

Lime Buildup or White Scale

Limescale is the hard, chalky buildup that results from mineral deposits found in hard water and forms on various surfaces throughout the house, including:.

  • Showerheads and faucets
  • Sinks and bathtubs
  • Toilets
  • Shower doors

Whatever your water issues may be, Culligan has the perfect solution. The best way to discover what is causing your water problems, and how to solve them, is to get a free Culligan water test.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

Save water by checking faucets and sprinkler systems for leaks.

Did You Know

Hard water can make washing machines and hot water heaters age up to 35% faster.


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