Common Water Problems

Municipal Water Often Have Problems Such As:

Hard Water

  • Buildup of mineral deposits in plumbing fixtures, hot water heaters, and appliances, causing reduced efficiency and premature failure
  • Soap scum buildup in showers and sinks

Low pH (acidic water)

  • Corrosion of metal pipes and fixtures, leading to leaks and discoloration
  • Pinhole leaks in copper pipes
  • Leaky pipes or fixtures Water loss and high water bills
  • Increased risk of water damage and mold growth


  • Bacterial or viral contamination due to inadequate treatment or distribution system issues
  • Chemical contamination from industrial or agricultural activities, or from improper disposal of household hazardous waste
  • Lead contamination from old plumbing or fixtures
  • Sediment buildup in water heaters and plumbing fixtures, reducing efficiency and increasing the risk of failure.

Private Water Sources Such As Wells Often Have Such As:


  • Stains plumbing fixtures
  • Stains laundry
  • Metallic taste
  • Musty odor
  • Sprinkler stains

Bad Taste & Odor

  • Earthy, musty, swampy or organic odor or taste often caused by decaying vegetation in surface water
  • Chlorine odor and taste often found in municipal water supplies
  • Rotten egg smell (hydrogen sulphide)


  • Cloudy water from suspended sand or silt
  • Common in private wells or due to water main breaks in municipal systems


Degradation of pipes & blue green staining on plumbing fixtures or tint in water from copper pipes reacting with acidic water (low pH)

Les Proctor

I help people better understand what's in their water & recommend systems to help them improve it, so they can trust their water & hydrate themselves & their families more effectively.

Contact Info

Purity Water Systems
Attn: Les Proctor
1005 Englewood Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121