Water Problems

Your water should be crystal clear and free from chemicals, odors, bad tastes and hardness. However, water quality varies from home to home, and there are many common water problems that can cause your water to appear cloudy, have a bad smell or taste, stain and water-spot fixtures, or even shorten the life of your pipes and appliances.

Regardless of the water problems you’re experiencing, WaterSoft products can offer a solution.


Chlorine is a popular disinfectant used by most municipal water treatment facilities in the United States. Although chlorine is an efficient way to kill harmful bacteria, it does have a few drawbacks. Not only does it taste and smell bad, it can dry your skin, fade your clothing, and dry out rubber seals in your appliances.

See: City Softener, Whole House Backwashing Filter

Rotten Egg Smell

This very unpleasant smell can be the result of high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the water. Hydrogen sulfide is a corrosive gas that can affect the taste of your food and accelerate corrosion on metal faucets and plumbing.

See: Centuri 'S' Sulfur Filter, Centuri Iron / Sulfur Filter, Greensand Plus™ Filters Iron Filter, PROVECTR Iron / Sulfur Filter, PROVECTR Plus Iron / Sulfur Filter


Iron and manganese can cause rusty-orange or black staining on your clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs and toilets. These unsightly stains can be very hard to remove.

See: Centuri 'S' Sulfur Filter, Centuri Iron / Sulfur Filter, PROVECTR Iron / Sulfur Filter, PROVECTR Plus Iron / Sulfur Filter

Earthy, Fishy Taste or Smell

Microorganisms and other bacteria can thrive in moist and dark environments, including water fixtures, causing this unpleasant taste and smell. These contaminants can survive for months in water, fixtures or plumbing.

See: Whole House Backwashing Filter


Hard water is the result of a combination of dissolved calcium and magnesium. These minerals cause soap scum and water spots on water fixtures, and can greatly shorten the lifespan of common appliances. Hard water frequently necessitates 20-30% more energy to heat water, and 3-4 times more soap and detergent for cleaning and laundry.

See: City Softener, Isobar Twin Demand, Standard Two Tank Softener


Acidic water, characterized by a low pH, will cause corrosion of metallic plumbing fixtures and piping. Another common symptom of acidic water is blue-green staining of fixtures and laundry with copper plumbing systems.

See: Soft 'N' Filter, Upflow Filter