Water Quality:

Bad Water Signs

Wondering if your water is bad? There are tell-tale signs that you will notice after using your water appliances and unusual scents that come from using
your water fixtures.

Contaminated Water

Unfortunately, some very serious water problems – such as bacteria and volatile organic compounds – have no physical symptoms at all. Click the button below to learn if your water is safe to drink.

Is Your Water Safe?

Do you know if your water is safe?

Is Your Water Safe?

Is This Your Water?

This is a close up of what contaminated water looks like!
If your water looks like this, check out our information below.

Consider these facts:
  • According to the EPA, the 42 million consumers who get drinking water from a well should test it at least annually.
  • A Consumer Confidence Report may state on its first page that your drinking water is safe even if there are violations. (These will be listed much further on.)
  • While within ‘safe’ limits, levels of some contaminants may be harmful for vulnerable populations – pregnant women, fetuses, infants, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems (e.g. those with HIV or undergoing chemotherapy) and pets.
  • While your water may be considered safe on average, it actually can experience potentially harmful spikes in the levels of contaminants, e.g. from seasonal elevations.
  • Even if water in your area really is safe, this doesn’t guarantee that there are no problems in your particular home. For example, lead or galvanized water piping in old homes and lead-based solder used on copper pipes or in faucets in new homes may contaminate water coming into your home.
Contaminated water poses a serious health risk to you and your family.

Contaminated water poses serious health risks not just to your family, but also to your pets. Remember, they drink, are bathed in, and/or swim in your water as well. Your plants will also suffer from the effects of contaminated water.

C-Tech Water Solutions believes in educating our customers about the quality of their water, NOT to use scare tactics.

The most widespread problems with water quality can cause devastating health problems:

  • High levels of lead in water have been linked to lower IQs in children.
  • The poison arsenic may be in water drawn from wells. It harms nerves, the heart, blood vessels, and skin. It has also been linked to several cancers.
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs) – including chloroform – are byproducts of chlorination that are suspected of causing several cancers, including bladder cancer.
  • Presence of total coliform may indicate that potentially harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) is present.
  • Cryptosporidium is a parasite that causes a sometimes severe and life-threatening diarrheal disease. It is one of the most common causes of waterborne disease (drinking and recreational) in the U.S.
Is This Your Water?

There Is A Solution To Contaminated Water!

  • Boiling the water unfortunately won’t remove most contaminants. In fact, it may make your water more concentrated with contaminants: it’s the water that gets boiled off, while the contaminants remain.
  • Bottled water isn’t necessarily safer than tap water. The water that goes into the bottles isn’t regulated as well as tap water is – the source of the water and what’s been filtered out of it is often not reported.
  • Also, the plastic bottles the water is stored in may leave unhealthy residues in the water. (Bottled water is also more expensive and less convenient than treating your water.)

The solutions to many of these are simple and inexpensive.

Please use our site to learn about common signs of water problems and their culprits. You may also wish to familiarize yourself with some water conditioning solutions and equipment for solving these problems. It must be stressed that these problems are all interdependent. Treating a combination of these is not straightforward. If anything is unclear, please contact us. We appreciate the opportunity to help you educate yourself.

Treating your water is the ONLY solution.

There are also health benefits to softening your water. Conditioned water can make your hair and skin healthier. Hard water keeps soaps and shampoos from lathering as they should. They’ll be more effective – and you’ll get cleaner – with conditioned water.

Hard water also keeps soaps and shampoos from rinsing off as they should. Your skin and hair may be left with a sticky film which blocks pores and attracts and holds bacteria. This causes chapping, itchiness, and dryness. Conditioned water reduces this wear-and-tear on the skin and hair, so they’ll be softer and shinier. And remember baby: soft water has even been shown to reduce diaper rash!

To find out what is the best solution for your bad water, contact C-Tech Water Solutions for a free water test and consultation.

Have Your Water Tested!

With all of these health benefits to removing contaminants from – and softening – your water, can you afford not to take advantage of our free water test?

Contact C-Tech Water Solutions today and schedule
your FREE water test or consultation.



Love my soft water solution with C-Tech! Great company that runs smoothly. The only time I ever have to call is to pay my bill. It is so nice that you don’t have to keep on and on to get things done. Thank you, C-Tech.


Had a great experience with Chris and his team. They took care of our water needs quickly and with great quality. We had hard water, iron in our water, and a hint of sulfur smell. His team installed a system and now our water is clear and clean with no foul smells. The after-sales support is also on point. They take care of our systems and ensure we have the best possible water.

- Chris


Chris and his team are the best in the business! They’re professional, friendly, and very informed on every aspect of their business. They have high standards and will shoot you straight. Would definitely recommend!

- Kyle


As a new customer I found Chris to be professional and eager to answer all our questions and get us right sized for the appropriate water softener and reverse osmosis drinking water system after testing the water…install by Carl looks great. Looking forward to soft water without sulfur and dissolved solids for a long time.

- Paul


We had great water and wanted to make it better. We had Chris from C Tech to come out and test our water on sight. He told us what we needed to do. I was like ok and wasn’t expecting that much of a change in our water. Boy was I wrong.

When I took a shower that night I immediately could tell a huge difference in our water. I am not lying about this. The water felt softer, smoother, and cleaner than any water I have ever felt on my skin. Yes I could tell that big of a difference and so could my wife.

Chris is now offering rental packages for his water solutions instead of having to pay for it all up front. This option is available so you can now afford fresh clean water all the time. I highly recommend C Tech Water Solutions if you have any kind of water problems.

- Russell & Brenda