Water in your Cleveland metro area is sourced mainly from Lake Erie. Homeowners in Cleveland deal with moderate to high hardness in their water on average. While hard water does not affect your health negatively, a real concern is the toxin levels coming from your pipes through your tap.
In 2014, the Environmental Working Group, a consumer advocacy group, listed Cleveland tap water as one of 28 Northeast Ohio water systems to contain unhealthy levels of chromium-6.
It also found Cleveland exceeded health guidelines in chloroform and other potential carcinogens. This is why Culligan recommends using home water filters or reverse osmosis to ensure your family’s drinking water meets or exceeds health standards at all times.
Additionally, drinking filtered tap water from your Cleveland water source can save you money and help save the fridge and trash space from the absence of plastic bottles.
Cleveland Municipal Water Issues
Cleveland Water has come under scrutiny over the years from everything from skyrocketing bills to poor customer service. Additionally, algal blooms have proven harmful to the quality of Lake Erie water.
A byproduct of algal blooms is the increase in chlorine usage by treatment plants, that can give your tap water a particular smell or taste. Powdered activated carbon or sodium hydroxide can also help eliminate the toxicity but might create a different taste. Getting the proper water treatment system for your Cleveland home can ensure your tap water tastes consistent and pure, with each and every glass.
Lead pipes still run throughout Cleveland neighborhoods, though the city took steps to reduce this issue decades ago by lining its infrastructure with phosphoric acid compounds. Though your home is likely not at risk, if you are a new homebuyer or have kids, especially, you should get your water tested.
Hard water can cause all kinds of household issues in your Cleveland home, including stains on your glassware, soap scum buildup, dull and dingy clothing, and a shortened lifespan on your appliances. Talk to Culligan of Cleveland today about getting your water tested. It’s FREE!
We offer a whole-home solution for your family. You can own a Culligan HE Water Softener – a Consumer Digest Best Buy, and a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System for as little as $29/mo.!