First of all, what is city water? Well, city water is simply water that has been supplied to your home by your local municipality. The city collects the water, puts it through a purification process, and then pumps it into your home. Despite being a generally safe and reliable source, there are still several common problems with city water that may need to be resolved.
City water isn’t as fresh as well water:
Water from the city is collected from run-off water and surface water. This means that it is much more likely to have come into contact with pollutants. If you live near lakes or ponds, you may experience other unpleasant flavors, as well. In some areas, the water has a distinct egg smell and taste. Your city water might taste even processed and not as fresh as well water.
Chemicals may still be present in your water.
The city cleans the water supply using chemicals like chlorine. This removes any living organisms from your water. Of course, this is extremely important and a good thing! However, some homes still contain high levels of these chemicals. Once the water reaches your home, this level of chemicals is not necessary.
City water has the potential to be contaminated on a large scale:
Unfortunately, if the water supply becomes contaminated, then it affects the entire community. You may have received a “Boil Water” notice before. This is sent out when the city water supply has been compromised. Events such as floods can cause large scale contamination to a city’s water supply. Floods contaminate the water with germs and bacteria. In some cases, the city even needs to clean the pipes in order to restore the water quality.
Ask about a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system or a whole-home water treatment system if you are experiencing any of these issues with your water! We will gladly provide you with a free water quality test to determine the safety of your home’s water. With a water treatment system, you can easily avoid all of these common problems with city water!