Dry skin and hair, bathtub rings, spots on glasses and silverware, dull clothing and poor performance of water-using appliances are all problems associated with hard water.
Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless corrosive gas that has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs. It is most commonly found in groundwater supplies and is often noticed coming from hot water tanks.
Also known as “turbidity,” cloudy, murky or grayish water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids. This can happen naturally or from land disturbances such as construction, storms and runoff.
Chlorine water has a unique taste and smell. While it is an essential disinfectant for killing harmful bacteria at the treatment plant and in the pipes that transport your water, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.
As a natural solvent, water can dissolve anything it comes in contact with if given the needed time and conditions. If your water contains iron or manganese, you may have rusty-orange or black staining, and if your water has a low pH you may find blue-green stains.
A number of trace pharmaceuticals have been found in drinking water supplies. The impact of most of these "chemicals of emerging concern" on the health of people remains unclear...