Racine County Water

Living in Racine County, you understand the versatility between busy cities, built with character, to beautiful farmlands. However, you may not be aware of how drastic the water usage can vary from city to farmland in your county. Homes, livestock, irrigation, and industrial facilities use the deep wells and city water provided within the county for a plethora of needs. The Racine Water Utility Plant, obtaining water from Lake Michigan, provides tap water to various areas of Racine County, including Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, Wind Point, and Sturtevant. In addition to these Racine County areas, approved in June 2019, water from Lake Michigan will be diverted to serve the Foxconn Industrial Complex, which will use up to 7 million gallons of water daily. Talk about impressive water movement!

Are you worried about the quaility of your drinking water? Have no fear because Racine’s Water Utility Plant monitors drinking waters quaility by issuing a Drinking Water Quality Report annually. This report lists any water contaminants or substances that are found in the water. The most common substances found in Racine County water is Iron and Hydrogen Sulfide.

Water Challenges in Racine county:

While the Water Quality Report is important for those living within the city limits, those in more rural areas of Racine County won’t always know what’s in your water. It is important to note that rural areas of the county struggle with hard water. You may be thinking, what is hard water? Well, hardwater can best be noticed by you, the homeowners when observing the amount of red stains in your shower, or films left on dishes after they come out of the dishwasher. Thankfully, hard water is not harmful to your health, but it can cause several issues when it comes to fixtures, pipes, and appliances within your home.

The Effects of Hard Water

  • Makes your clothes dingy
  • Stains your sinks
  • Puts spots on your glasses
  • Clogs your pipes

What’s in my water?

ContaminantAbout the ContaminantSigns of the Contaminant
IronAlthough small amounts do not have a negative effect on your health, Iron is a contaminant that contains bacteria, where large amounts of iron can be hazardous to your health. Iron is only found in private wells and is not usually associated with bacteria unless it is Iron Reducing Bacteria which is only found in a small percentage of private wells. o Iron does not blend well with soap, leaving residue on your bathtub, appliances, and skin (causing clogged pores). Typically, we refer to calcium and magnesium which is measured as “hardness” in water not blending well with soap and leaving residue.Metallic taste which carries into your food and beverages

Leaves orange/red stains on anything the water touches

Iron residue build up can cause pipes to clog, thus decreasing water pressure in your home.
Hydrogen SulfideMore commonly known as the “rotten egg” smell or “sulfur water,” this smell may only be noticeable when water is first turned on or if it goes through a water heater. Hydrogen Sulfide corrodes metals and tarnishes silverware and other utensils in addition to causing yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Hydrogen Sulfide is usually not a health risk in household concentrations. In rare cases, it can cause nausea and other illnesses. To ensure your drinking water is safe, a custom water treatment plan Is in order.Rotten egg smell

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From the Senior Technician in Racine County:


What’s the difference between well water and city water?


No matter where your water is sourced from, it has its unique pros and cons and different contaminants. If you have well water your home has a private well that requires unique maintenance. Consider scheduling a water test to see what’s in your water.


How do I find out how hard my water is?


Water is measured in grains of hardness. Typically, in Racine County we see a range of 10-40 grains of hardness. Soft water is below 1 grain of hardness. To find out how hard your home’s water is, schedule a water test.


Is there lead in my drinking water?


Water that is too corrosive can dissolve lead and other contaminants from plumbing throughout your home. However, lead in drinking water is hardly ever the sole cause of lead poisoning. If you are concerned about lead in your water, schedule a water test with us!

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Recommended Water Treatment Techniques for Racine County


GF Series Water Softener System

Hard water can be much more problematic than you think. It can cause buildup of mineral scale inside your appliances and plumbing.

Ideal For:

  • Preventing scale buildup in home kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Improving the taste and texture of the water in your home.
  • Saving money on plumbing and appliance maintenance.
  • Ensuring cleaner clothes and dishes via cleaner water.

GF Twin Alternating Series: High-Efficient Water Softener

The Guthrie & Frey Twin Alternating Water Softener provides a continuous supply of softened water with no downtime for regeneration.

Ideal For:

  • Robust and efficient solutions
  • Reducing mineral scale and soap usage.
  • Energy efficient consumption of water-using equipment.
  • Reducing buildup in appliances like dishwashers and washing machines.
For Your Health

Reverse Osmosis System

If you replace the water your body needs by drinking tap water, your body is forced to act as a filter—straining out contaminants which can lead to health problems, including cancer, kidney damage, miscarriage, and gastrointestinal upsets. By contrast, a reverse osmosis water filter can distill your tap water to 99.9% pure!

Know The Facts

Arsenic Water Treatment

Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in soil and bedrock. Traces of arsenic can also be found in groundwater, lakes, rivers and ocean water.

Iron Filters

Iron filters help extend the life of your appliances and water softener, eliminate rust and rotten egg odor, and decreases the salt consumption of your water softener.

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