Your Spotsylvania County Area Water Specialists
Issues Common to Spotsylvania County Area Households
Spotsylvania County area residents’ water is treated by two water treatment facilities: Ni River Water Treatment Plant (which draws water solely from the Ni River Reservoir) and Motts Run Water Treatment Plant (which has two main source waters, the Rappahannock River and Motts Run Reservoir).
Spotsylvania County households tend to have three areas of concern in terms of their water:
What to Look For In and Around Your Home:
Iron / Staining
Concentrations of iron will stain fixtures, tableware, and laundry with a rusty color that’s hard to remove. It will also leave deposits that can break loose from water piping that end up in your drinking water.
Sulfur / Odors
While giving water a rotten egg smell, high levels of sulfur in drining water can cause stomach pain and nausea as well as other health problems particularly to infants.
Hard water / scaling
Common in Northern Virginia city water, hard water contains small mineral particles like potassium, lime, and chlorine that leave white, scaly deposits on fixtures and appliances.