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Common Water Issues in Grand Rapids

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Grand Rapids provides drinking water to its residents from both groundwater and surface water sources. Five wells, ranging from 140 to 600 feet deep, draw water from three main aquifers. The city's municipal water also comes from rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs. All water travels to a water treatment facility where it is treated, filtered, and disinfected before being dispersed to local homes and businesses. However, as water travels over the surface of the land and through the ground from source to treatment facility, and then from treatment facility to tap, it picks up contaminants and naturally occurring minerals along the way. As a result, Grand Rapids' water is often hard.

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

Hard water is the result of high mineral concentrations in water. Using hard water around the house is often responsible for:

  • Soap scum
  • Underperforming appliances
  • Stiff, scratchy laundry
  • Unpleasant taste or smell

Limescale Buildup

Limescale or white scale buildup is the result of dissolved minerals, like calcium, in hard water. Limescale can appear as:

  • Chalky deposits on kettles, pots, and pans
  • Rings around tubs and sinks
  • Greenish-white buildup that clogs faucets and showerheads
  • Buildup in pipes that impedes the healthy flow of water

Stains or Colored Water

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

Whatever the cause of your water quality issues, Culligan has a solution. Culligan's free water test will help you get to the root of your water quality issues, and get you back to enjoying every sip, shower, and wash.

Tips From the Culligan Water Expert

Don't water the sidewalk - make sure your sprinklers are positioned so water lands on your lawn and garden areas.

Did You Know

Grand Rapids was the first city to ever add fluoride to water.

 

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