Drinking Water Contaminant – Corrosive water

Sources of corrosive water

Corrosive water, also known as “aggressive water,” is water that will dissolve materials it comes in contact with. This naturally occurring water condition can become problematic for a homeowner when it dissolves metals from the household plumbing system. Corrosive water can cause nuisance problems, health-related problems, and in some extreme cases, it can lead to holes in metal plumbing systems that may require replacement.

In homes with metal plumbing, corrosive water may dissolve copper and/or lead …