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Common Water Issues in Duluth

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

The Duluth area primarily receives its drinking water from Lake Superior. The water is filtered and disinfected at a water treatment plant before being pumped to homes and businesses in the city. Some of the more rural areas of the city get their water from private residential wells. The Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate the tap water in Duluth to ensure it is safe to drink — unlike the water from private wells, which is not regulated. Regardless of where your water comes from, it's a good idea to get it tested regularly.

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

Due to its high mineral content, water in Duluth is considered hard. While perfectly safe to drink, using hard water around the house can cause:

  • Underperforming appliances
  • Soap scum buildup
  • Scratchy, faded laundry
  • Dry, itchy skin and scalp

White Scale or Lime Buildup

Hard water can cause lime buildup or white scale — that chalky white substance that often forms on faucets and showerheads. It's often responsible for:

  • Clogged pipes
  • Rings around tubs and sinks
  • Buildup inside pots, pans, and kettles

Spotty or Cloudy Glassware

Due to the minerals in hard water, your dishes, glasses, and silverware may be left looking streaky, cloudy, or spotty — even after running your dishwasher.

Your local Duluth Culligan Water Expert 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 Water Expert

Is your water bill higher than usual? This could be an indication of a leak. Have your Culligan Water Expert check your home annually for leaks.

Did You Know

Minnesota was named the "Land of Sky-Blue Waters" by the Dakota and Ojibwe people.


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