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Virginia Water Quality Facts
Virginia supplies its residents with drinking water from both surface and groundwater sources. In recent years, dense population, water scarcity, and industrial and agricultural runoff have created challenges in supplying clean and abundant municipal water to Virginians throughout the state. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that several of Virginia's main sources of drinking water were some of the most contaminated in the country. Due to the frequent presence of contaminants in Virginia's water sources, water is often heavily treated and disinfected with chemicals to ensure its safety.
While Virginia's water is safe to drink, its high mineral content can still cause a number of water quality issues. Virginians often notice that the water flowing out of their taps is hard, has a poor taste, and contributes to the formation of limescale and soap scum on household surfaces.
Different areas of Virginia can experience distinct water issues. Even within the same city, water quality problems may vary. Learn more about the water quality issues where you live.
Your local Virginia Culligan Water Expert is an expert on your water, can test it to determine any problems, and provide the best way to address them.