Peterborough and surrounding areas call

Common Water Issues

Read potential symptoms below and click on the water problems you are experiencing for general solutions.

Note: All water should be analyzed for chemical composition and bacteria by a qualified professional. The following suggestions are to be used as a guideline only.


  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • E. coli levels above zero

Solutions: Ultra Violet Sterilizers, Chlorination Systems, Hydrogen Peroxide

Drinking Water

  • Poor quality, lacking purity
  • Objectionable taste or odour
  • Swampy, organic odour
  • Chlorine taste or odour
  • Contaminants—lead, aluminum, herbicides, pesticides, etc.
  • Salty water

Solutions: Reverse Osmosis Systems, Carbon Filters ECWS


  • Rust coloured stains on fixtures and laundry
  • Metallic taste

Solutions: Water Softener, Iron Filter air injected, Chlorination System


  • Rotten-egg smell and taste
  • Stained fixtures

Solutions: Air Injected Iron/ Sulfer Filter, Chlorination System, Hydrogen Peroxide

Municipal Water

  • Objectionable taste or odour
  • Chlorine taste or odour
  • Swampy, organic odour
  • Dry or itchy skin, dull hair
  • Grey laundry

Solutions: Water Softeners ERR, Carbon Filters ECWS

Hard Water

  • Scale build-up in kettles, hot water heaters and appliances
  • Spotted glassware
  • Grey laundry
  • Dry or itchy skin, dull hair

Solutions: Water Softeners

Iron Bacteria

  • Red or brown slime in toilet tanks
  • Rust-coloured staining
  • Unpleasant sulfur-like odor from hot water

Solutions: Chlorination System

Sand, Turbidity

  • Cloudy water

Solutions: 2100 Turbidity Filter, Cartridge Filter

Commercial/Industrial Water Problems

Solutions: Commercial Water Softener, Commercial Filters, Pro Series U.V’s