|Water Hardness, Taste and Color|
Hard water is caused by dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can leave behind residue. Montgomery County water is softened to approximately 9 grains per gallon (157 mg/L), and many of our customers do not find it necessary to use a water softener.
Chlorine Taste or Smell
Chlorine kills bacteria and other pathogens that cause disease and is added to water systems to protect public health. Montgomery County drinking water consistently meets and exceeds all drinking water quality standards. However, if you dislike the taste of chlorine, you can:
Yellow or Brown Discoloration
If your water is discolored, give the water system time to settle down. The minerals will dissipate eventually. You can check the water every half hour by running the bath tub faucet.
Do not wash laundry when the water is discolored. If you were doing laundry when the water became discolored, do not dry the laundry. Instead, leave the laundry wet and use a product such as Iron-Out or Rust-Out.
Report a Water Quality Concern
If you have any additional water quality concerns, please feel free to contact us at (937) 781-2666.
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