The majority of San Francisco’s water supply comes directly from runoff from the Sierra Nevadas. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission manages a complex water supply system that utilizes tunnels and pipelines to carry water from the area’s main reservoir to San Francisco. Using a system of pipes, tunnels, reservoirs, and canals spanning 167 miles, 220 million gallons of water is delivered to the Bay Area every day before being treated and disinfected at one of four main treatment facilities.
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:
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:
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.