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Old 10-08-2019, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I strongly dislike well water because it puts yellow stains on white clothes, sinks, bathtubs, etc especially with hot water. Thankfully at my apartment where I live, I am on city water and I am happy with that.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Depends on the sulfur, or other mineral, content of your water. Mine is perfectly clear and I have no staining issues.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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The mineral content of water varies widely. Water softeners and filtration systems can help if the mineral content is real high.

Many city water systems use wells.

I live in the country so it wouldn't really be practical for me to hate well water.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: South to West
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No, I like it because I don't have the worries of a water & sewer bill. The pressure gets low at times in the kitchen, but I'm used to it by now. Also, I have never noticed any staining on light fabrics. If anything, I find it cleaner than city water.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:36 PM
 
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I strongly dislike well water because it puts yellow stains on white clothes, sinks, bathtubs, etc especially with hot water. Thankfully at my apartment where I live, I am on city water and I am happy with that.
Gotta love all the chlorine in the city water, right? There are definitely many trade offs.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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well, we do not Hate well-water,
we Prefer it to the city options available.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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Another preference for well over city.... I'd rather not have inept water workers (have a class-4 rated water treat tech in the family, the guy who runs water treatment and this is the highest rating ~ he QUIT doing that job because the city forced him to make so many compromises with budget issues that he couldn't do the work and sleep at night, city is STILL looking for a replacement 2 years later) failing to do their job correctly and pumping contaminated water into my home. Mineral issues are a far, FAR cry from dysentery and other nastiness that comes with poorly run water treatment.



Nevermind the poison in the form of fluoride that you simply can Not get away from with "city" water. Give me well water anytime.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Here the difference between well water and city water is negligible. In fact the only real difference is we could spend 3 times as much by getting city water. We live in a neighborhood where most homes have wells but can go for city at about 15% of the cost of city water to a new build. Our well water is as hard as a rock. So is the Colorado River water of the city system. Here the well water comes from miles away on the other side of the Spring Mountains. Estimates are the water you drink is over 10,000 years old.

City water also comes with the chlorine and fluorine.

Both city and well water here need a water softener or it will be a nuisance. these are relatively deep wells. Ours is at 400 feet though nowadays we pump from around 250. To the NW of us they get to be a 1000 feet as you go up the foot hills. Gotten harder to get a well permit though still workable if a ways from the existing mains.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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In the house we used to own, we were on a well and I SO MISS the taste of that water. It was crystal clear, ice cold even during a hot spell in the summer, and it had almost a sweet taste to it. The downside... our whites did not stay white UNTIL I read online to use Calgon water softener. It really helped to keep our whites white.

Now we live in another house and the water was yellow and stained our toilet until we installed a water softener and a filtration system for tannins. The upside... no more yellow water, no stains in the toilet, and the clothes come out clean. The downside... it doesn't taste good at all. It's just very blah.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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I live in the suburbs with city water, but my family has a place in the country with a well. I’ve never minded the taste of the water, but my wife hated it. A few years ago we put in a whole house filtration system and she thinks it tastes fine now.

One thing I do hate is the water softener. I know it is necessary, but I hate how it makes it impossible to completely rinse soap off when bathing or washing hands.
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