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City Or Well Water Supply

Where Is Your Water Supply Coming From? City or Well?

City water is treated before it enters into your home but it’s important to note that city water still may be hard and could contain some unwanted contaminants. Keep in mind that once water leaves the treatment plant, it travels through pipes that can affect the water quality as it reaches your home.

If your water supply is from a well, you are responsible for the quality of your water and you may have more involvement in the quality and enjoyability of yur water for your family’s use and consumption.

It’s important to understand how water is being used in the home to determine the right water treatment options for you. Here are the two ways water consumption can be broken down:

Drinking Water vs. Working Water, What’s the Difference?

Drinking water = Used for cooking and drinking

Working water = Used for bathing, washing and cleaning

Common City and Well Water Issues:

City Water

  • Chlorine and chloramines
  • Staining
  • Taste and odour
  • Scale buildup

Well Water

  • Scale build-up
  • Staining
  • Taste and odour
  • Cloudy water
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