Where To Start

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Whether you are on a well or have municipal water, no water supply is created equal.

If your concern is a contaminant in your water, such as pharmaceuticals or lead, or if you have more general issues such as iron, odor, bacteria or hard water—we are able to test and determine what the problem is exactly, and what product would best solve the issue.

We are happy to provide free onsite water testing. If you have multiple issues, or require more thorough testing, we also partner with several off-site certified labs that can produce more detailed results. With these results, we can tailor a system for your specific needs. We know the value of a quality product that works and lasts many years and how it can bring peace of mind to a busy homeowner.

Common Water Problems

[su_tab title=”Hard Water”] [su_animate type=”fadeInUp”] Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.Dry skin and hair, bathtub rings, spots on glass, silverware and fixtures, dull, dingy clothing, disappointing performance and a shortened life expectancy of water-using appliances are all problems frequently caused by hard water. [/su_animate] [/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Iron and Manganese”] [su_animate type=”fadeInUp”] Water is a natural solvent and given the needed time and conditions, it will dissolve into anything it comes in contact with. That’s why, depending on where you live, your water can contain iron or manganese which can cause rusty-orange or black staining. You’ll see the stains on clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs, water-using appliances and toilets. [/su_animate] [/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Taste and Odors”] [su_animate type=”fadeInUp”] In its pristine state, water is colorless, tasteless and odorless. So, if your water tastes or smells funny, you owe it to yourself to find out why.Earthy or musty taste and odor These types of complaints are generally the result of compounds released due to decayed vegetation and are typically associated with different forms of algae. While not toxic, they are nontheless unpleasant and can be offensive at very low concentrations.”Rotten Egg” smellAnother common source of smelly water is hydrogen sulfide (sulfur). Hydrogen sulfide is a corrosive gas which has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs. If present in high enough concentrations, it can leave an unpleasant odor on hair and clothing. It can also accelerate corrosion of metal parts in appliances.Metallic tasteAs the name implies, a metallic taste to your water indicates the presence of metals such as iron, copper, manganese or zinc. Iron and manganese are often naturally occurring and are predominately found in ground water. Copper and zinc can come from an aging water distribution system or the corrosion of copper plumbing and brass fittings. [/su_animate] [/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Chlorine taste or smell”] [su_animate type=”fadeInUp”] Since the 1850’s, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. Although it has helped end a number of major threats to public health and is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.Though chlorine is vital for stopping the spread of disease, its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine), and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives. [/su_animate] [/su_tab]

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Northern Illinois Water Works
2155 Oakland Dr., Sycamore, IL 60178 815.899.4433
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