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You can easily find out where the problem might be by opening an outside spigot. If there is good water pressure, then the problem is somewhere within your plumbing system. Check all of the water valves to your home and make sure they are open all the way. The main water valve is usually located in front of the house before the hose bib. Additionally, check the water supply lines to the water fixtures and make sure those are also fully open. If all the water valves are fully open, check the water pressure throughout the house to see if the problem is isolated to one location. If the water pressure is low/weak throughout the house, you may have a pressure regulator that is in need of adjustment or repair. Pressure regulators are typically located right after your main water valve shutoff at the front of the house and have screens that need to be routinely cleaned. If they get plugged, they will prevent water from reaching your house. If the water pressure is low/weak in just a few areas, remove and check the faucet aerators to see if they are clogged. A plumber may need to be called to see if there are any plumbing issues inside the home. If water pressure is ok when you first open a valve but quickly drops off, you probably have an obstruction within your plumbing.
Are you taking any new medications that may affect your sense of smell or taste? Ask your doctor if any of your medications might be affecting your sense of taste or smell.
If you continue to experience smell or taste problems with your water, please call our water quality personnel at (714) 593-4624.
MWD imports water from the Colorado River via the Colorado River Aqueduct and from Northern California via the California Aqueduct, also known as the State Water Project. The City generally uses water from the Colorado River, Northern California and local wells and the mix varies throughout the year. Imported water is treated by MWD using chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia. The City uses chlorine to treat well water as it enters the distribution system. Because your water sources may vary or be made up of a blending of these various types of water, you may notice a difference in the taste or hardness (mineral content) of the water at different times of year. None of these factors affect the safety of your water. Having multiple sources of water is beneficial for Fountain Valley customers. Local groundwater is both higher in quality and lower in cost than imported water which must travel hundreds of miles through aqueduct systems. Having more than one source also improves the overall reliability of our water supply.
To see if the “white” color in the water is due to air, fill a clear glass with water and set it on the counter. Observe the glass of water for two or three minutes. If the “white” color is due to air, the water will begin to clear at the bottom of the glass first and then gradually clear all the way to the top. If the cloudiness does not clear after five minutes, call our water quality personnel at (714) 593-4624.
It is best to read the owner's manual for your dishwasher and follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding settings for hard water. Some other tips that may help reduce spotting include using hotter water, varying the brand and type of rinse agent and detergent, and adding white vinegar to the rinse cycle of the dishwasher.For more information click, on the following link. Water Hardness in Fountain Valley