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  • Common Water Issues in Akron

    Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

    The main source of Akron’s drinking water is the Upper Cuyahoga River, which has been the city’s drinking source for the last 100 years. The City of Akron Water Plant is responsible for treating approximately 35 million gallons of surface water a day. Once treated, water is pumped over 11 miles to storage reservoirs within Akron city limits. The water distribution system that disperses drinking water to Akron residents consists of approximately 1,225 miles of water mains.

    Limescale Buildup

    Limescale is a hard, off-white buildup that can be found on surfaces, appliances, and fixtures due to mineral deposits in hard water. Signs that you're dealing with limescale include:
    • Buildup on fixtures, sinks, and tubs
    • Clogged faucets and showerheads
    • Rings around tubs and sinks
    • Chalky deposits on kettles, pots, and pans
    • No matter what the cause of your water issues may be, Culligan's free water test will help you get to the root of your water problems.

    Poor-Quality, Hard Water

    Dissolved iron and other hard minerals are added to the water during the filtration process. Because of this, the water tends to be harsh and of poor quality. Some results of this are:
    • Hard-to-clean residue on dishes, sinks, and tubs
    • Frequent malfunctioning of appliances
    • Dry, itchy skin
    • Laundry that is stiff and uncomfortably scratchy

    Stains or Colored Water

    Chlorine and chlorine by-products can also cause a host of other problems, including discoloration. While it may not be harmful, tinted water can leave stains around sinks and tubs, as well as on laundry and linens.