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Common Water Issues in Sacramento

Solutions For Your Water Quality Problems

Sacramento, known as The River City, receives 85% of its water from surface or river water, with the other 25% coming from groundwater. Water is collected in reservoirs and dams and then travels via canals and pipes to one of two large water treatment plants that serve the greater Sacramento area.

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

Lime or White Scale Buildup

Limescale is the hard, off-white deposit that creates buildup on many household items as a result of using hard water around the house. Some examples of this include:
  • Pesky sediment and scum buildup on bathroom and kitchen appliances
  • Underperforming appliances that result in added household costs
  • Off-white buildup that causes faucets and showerheads to clog
  • Difficult-to-clean surfaces

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