Common Water Issues in
Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems
Huntsville drinking water is supplied by the Tennessee River and by groundwater from multiple wells like the Lincoln and Dallas Well Treatment Plant. All the groundwater these wells produce is from limestone aquifers, which means they contain an abundance of minerals — like calcium and magnesium — that make your water hard, causing a host of problems around your home.
Chlorine Taste and Smell
A common problem with the area water is the high levels of chlorine and chloramine, which are chemicals used to purify your water of potentially dangerous contaminants, like bacteria. These are not dangerous chemicals in the low concentrations they arrive in, but they can affect the taste and smell of your water.
Hard water is a problem due to groundwater that's exposed to high levels of minerals as it filters through bedrock. The calcium and magnesium in the water can create a wide range of household and personal-care issues. Hard water is responsible for:
Reduced water flow, making dishwashers and other appliances less efficient
Rough laundry or detergent that won't dissolve
Dull hair or itchy scalp
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.