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Common Water Issues in Los Angeles

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Los Angeles has three main water sources, including the Eastern Sierra Mountain range via the Los Angeles Aqueduct system, the San Fernando groundwater basin, and the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado and Feather River supplies. Due to the size of the city, the water filtration and distribution services are some of the most extensive in the country.

Hard, Poor-Quality Water

Dissolved iron and other hard minerals are absorbed during the filtration and treatment process, as well as along water's journey from source to tap. These absorbed minerals and metals cause the water to become hard and its quality depleted. Some household headaches associated with using hard water include:

  • Clogged appliances that lead to water-flow issues
  • Hard-to-clean residue and buildup on appliances, hardware, and surfaces
  • Soap scum on showers, bathtubs, and sinks
  • Prematurely aged clothing and linens that are rough to the touch

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.

Spotty, Cloudy Glassware

Spotty and cloudy residue on glassware can be tough to get rid of with high mineral concentrations in your water. Doing the dishes with hard water can result in:
  • White spots on glasses and silverware
  • Easy-to-spot fingerprints on freshly cleaned glasses
  • Cloudy, streaky residue