The source of Mobile’s drinking water is the Converse Reservoir — also known as Big Creek Lake — which is fed by springs, streams, and rainfall in the Converse Reservoir Watershed. The Converse Reservoir Watershed is a 103-square-mile area of land that your drinking water travels over before reaching the Converse Reservoir. As the water travels over the ground it can pick up contaminants along the way, requiring chemicals like chlorine to eliminate potentially dangerous bacteria in your water.
During the treatment process, minerals and chemicals – such as iron and chlorine – are added to the water, resulting in a low-quality end product that can sometimes taste and smell foul. High concentrations of added minerals or chemicals in hard water can result in:
As water travels, it picks up deposits from minerals, like iron, which can tint water a reddish-brown. Old pipes and plumbing systems can also turn water a different shade. Some headaches associated with using discolored water throughout the house include:
No matter what the cause of your water problems, Culligan has a filtration solution designed to solve the specific issues you're experiencing. The best way to get to the bottom of your water issues, and discover how to resolve them, is to get a free Culligan water test today.