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  • Common Water Issues in Cincinnati

    Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

    Cincinnati supplies its residents with water from two main sources – the Ohio River, a surface water source, and the Great Miami Aquifer, a large underground water supply. Water that is sourced from the Ohio River heads to the Richard Miller Treatment Plant, which supplies the majority of water to Cincinnati residents. Water that is pumped from wells is sourced from the Great Miami Aquifer, and then treated at the Bolton Treatment Plant.

    Cincinnati is relatively water-rich, but because it is also a highly industrialized city, water is at risk of exposure to runoff from surrounding farmlands, industrial discharge, and sewage overflow. As a result, water is treated using chemicals to disinfect it, which can affect the quality of residents’ water.

    Itchy, Dry Skin

    One of hard water's most annoying qualities is the drying and irritating effect it has on skin. Some results of showering with hard water include:

    • Flaky, dry, irritated skin
    • Itchy scalp and dandruff
    • Premature aging due to dry skin

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

    Lime Buildup or White Scale

    Limescale is a hard, off-white buildup that forms on many household items due to the dissolved minerals in hard water. Limescale can cause:
    • Sediment and scum on bathroom and kitchen appliances
    • White scale rings around bathtubs
    • Clogged faucets and showerheads
    • Buildup in heating and cooling units
    • Chalky deposits found on kettles, pots, and pans

    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