Germantown Water

Originally one square mile, Germantown has grown tremendously since being the first town in Washington County. Now, nearly 20,000 residents call Germantown home.  In order to provide water to ~20,000 people, the drinking water in Germantown is sourced from both sandstone and limestone aquifers, a groundwater source, and five different wells.

As water flows through rivers and lakes, and over various land surfaces, contaminants can make their way into your home’s water. Guthrie & Frey is proud to offer water softener solutions to Germantown residents.

Germantown Water Contaminants

The hard water in Germantown, contains a few different contaminants that homeowners should be aware of. These include: iron, arsenic, and tannins, among others. A water softener from Guthrie & Frey helps to eliminate these contaminants to bring your family clean water.

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The Effects of Hard Water

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

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Start Date

August 2017

Service Area

Mequon, WI | Germantown, WI

What’s in the water in Germantown?

ContaminantAbout the ContaminantSigns of the Contaminant
Hard WaterAlthough not harmful to your health in small amounts, it can have severely negative effects on appliances causing them to have a short lifespan.White chalky buildup on fixtures and appliances. Water leaves spots on glasses and dishes.
IronAlthough small amounts do not have a negative effect on your health, iron can be very damaging with anything it comes in contact with. However, large amounts of iron can be hazardous to your health. Iron does not blend well with soap, leaving residue on your bathtub, appliances, and skin (causing clogged pores).Metallic taste which carries into your food and beverages
ArsenicArsenic has been found in several Washington County homes causing negative effects on homeowner’s health.The only way to detect arsenic is to have your water professionally tested.
OdorIf your water has an odor, this means there is a contaminant in the water. Odor in well water is associate to hydrogen sulfide gas- it isn’t harmful to you but smells like rotten eggs.Rotten egg smell
TanninsAlthough tannins are not harmful on their own, if they have the capabilities to travel from surface water to your groundwater source, so can pathogens and bacteria. Tannins can be a sign that the water is largely coming into your home from surface water.Yellow stain on fixtures and laundry

A Few Reasons why Germantown Loves Guthrie & Frey

Extensive Warranties

Rental rates will never be raised

Free Installation

Competitive pricing and rent-to-own options available

From the Senior Technician in Germantown:


What are the benefits of having a water softener in Germantown?


Germantown water softeners help to remove contaminants from your water. This helps to remove buildup, thus giving your appliances and plumbing a longer life-span. Additionally, you will notice softer skin, shinier dishes, less soap usage, softer clothes, and much more!


What water softener services are offered in Germantown?


We are proud to offer water softener installation services in Germantown along with water softener salt delivery, water softener maintenance and replacement, among other water treatment services to help increase the quality of your home’s water.


What is the water hardness level in Germantown?


The water hardness level is Germantown is typically 24 grains of hardness, although it could vary depending on your area. Soft water is less than 1 grain of hardness. Guthrie & Frey Water Softeners for Germantown water can help your home achieve soft water.

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Recommended Water Treatment Techniques for Germantown


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.

What people are saying about Guthrie & Frey in Germantown

“Very happy with G&F’s quick response. They were willing to work with me and listened to my frustrations. Impressed with the customer service.”

Lan S.

“Great communication from their sales department. Clean and efficient installation. They couldn’t have made it easier for me.”

Molly M.

Guthrie and Frey were extremely responsive to my online request for information. They were able to get me on a rent to own contract that fit my needs and installer was professional and friendly. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!

Jacki M. – Germantown, WI