Signs You Have Corrosive Water

What if we were to tell you that, although it tastes fine and seems safe, your water may be corrosive? You may wonder, “How could that be?” In reality, corrosive water isn’t bad because of the water itself — it’s the particles and pH that really cause the problems.

Since it’s not that easy to physically tell if you have this issue, keep an eye out for these signs you have corrosive water.

You Use a Well System

While this isn’t the case for every home, if your home uses well water, you may have corrosive water. Well water tends to have a low pH balance that can corrode the insides of your pipes and cause a number of other issues. If you’re unsure if your water supply is harmful to your plumbing, you can always have it tested.

You See Blue/Green Stains

The low acidity of corrosive water can leave unsightly blue and green stains on your pipes, faucets, toilet bowls, sinks, showers, and more. While you may be able to remove these stains temporarily, the only way you’ll rid yourself of them for good is by treating your corrosive water.

Your Water Tastes Metallic

If corrosive water is flowing through your pipes, don’t be surprised if your water has a metallic taste to it, especially when you first turn on the faucet in the morning. That taste is likely coming from the tiny metal particles that broke off from the inside of your pipes and are now flowing through your water supply.

You Have Little Leaks All the Time

As more metal starts to wear away from the inside of your plumbing, your pipes can develop small holes and leaks. Not only will you have to repair or replace the pipe, but if you don’t do anything about your water, the leaks will just keep appearing in other spots in your home.

At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we can perform a free water analysis and install a water filtration system best suited for your home’s needs. For the best drinking water in Minnesota and Wisconsin, give us a call at 888-741-9025.


I’ve noticed that many people ignore their water unless it’s causing a visible problem. But having good, clean water impacts the quality of their lives.

More and more people seem to understand that and are interested in improving their water now. Kinetico can help.

Mike Holmes

DIY Network