Common Water Issues in the Northwest
If you have questions about common water issues you are having at home or work we want to help. Please use the following resources to help you discover the source of your water problems. Otherwise, feel free to contact Quality Water Northwest and we will have an expert determine the best water filtration system for you.
What’s in your water?
When viewed with the naked eye, water often looks clear and pure, but it may not be. As water flows through the ground or travels as a river, stream or lake, it dissolves rock and minerals and picks up other matter along the way. Depending on its journey, water can change significantly and can develop a variety of common water issues once in your home.
Whether your home’s water comes from a municipal supplier (city water) or a well, you should know what’s in it. Municipal water suppliers are required to provide a water quality report to inform you about your water’s quality. City water supplies are disinfected to kill harmful organisms and protect the water as it travels to your home, but once there, the disinfectant is no longer needed.
If your water comes from a private well, you are responsible for its quality and should test your water to determine what’s in it.
Schedule a water test
A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels and works. The source of your water, possible contamination, an aging water distribution system and your home’s plumbing are just some of the things that can affect your water supply. To learn more about your water’s quality schedule a water test with us today.
Common Water Issues: Contaminants
- Hard Water
- Perfluorinated Compounds (PFOA & PFOS)