Common Problems


Common Water Problems Found in New England


It is extremely rare to find any water supply in New England that is completely odorless, colorless, and tasteless. In actual fact, our well water typically has high levels of iron and/or manganese that cause staining and hardness which often results in rock-hard scale build-up. New England’s low pH water causes corrosion to all fixtures and plumbing, while its hydrogen sulfide produces that all to familiar rotten egg smell.

Although none of these contaminants may be lethally harmful to your health, they do cost extra time and money in cleaning and maintenance and damage everything from pipes and fixtures to water-using appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters.

In addition to these secondary contaminants, the water in our area contains Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Radon, bacteria, arsenic, and other contaminants that may exceed the EPA’s primary drinking water standards.

If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, contact High Purity Water for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Iron – the most common problem residents of New England are plagued with, is characterized by staining on sinks, tubs, and clothing. It also makes water and beverages like coffee or tea look and taste especially bad.

Hard Water – forms those difficult to remove spots on shower walls, creates bathtub rings and soap scum and generally makes house cleaning much more difficult. It causes scaling in pipes and water-using appliances which also increases maintenance costs, causing water heaters to operate inefficiently. It clogs your skin pores and clings to your hair leaving it dry and brittle.

Acid Water – is easily identifiable by the blue-green stains on plumbing fixtures. It eats away at faucets, fittings, and pipes, as well as corroding water-using appliances.

Hydrogen Sulfide Gas – more commonly referred to as “rotten egg” smell doesn’t cause physical problems within the home, but makes the smell and taste of the water very objectionable and can be embarrassing when guests are over.

Turbidity – which is basically dirt or suspended particles in your water, can clog small water orifices and cause premature wear and tear on valves, seals, and washers. This suspended material also never lets you feel really clean after bathing.

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