Sometimes I have small particles clogging my faucets and shower head. What is this material?
If the material looks or feels like a plastic product, it is the dip tube located in the hot water heater. Many plastic dip tubes deteriorate with time and must be replaced. It is recommended that a licensed plumber perform this task. This became a common problem when manufacturers began using plastic dip tubes some years ago.

If the particles do not appear to be plastic and crumble easily in your hand, they are from mineral build up in the hot water heater. As water is heated the minerals such as calcium and magnesium cling together and settle out of the water into the bottom of the hot water heater. Flush the heater periodically to rid it of these particles.

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1. Where does Mesquite's drinking water originate?
2. Who treats the water received from Lavon?
3. What type of water facilities are located in Mesquite?
4. Who treats the wastewater in Mesquite and where is the plant located?
5. Sometimes the tap water appears white and milky. Why is this?
6. Sometimes the water is brownish or even yellow in color. Why is this?
7. Sometimes I have small particles clogging my faucets and shower head. What is this material?
8. What is the white substance left behind in the pot when we boil water?
9. What is the hardness level of the water in Mesquite?
10. Is fluoride added during the treatment process?
11. How can I obtain a report on the drinking water?
12. What about chlorine in the drinking water?
13. What about water testing?
14. I never see anyone testing at my home, why is this?
15. Occasionally I see water running and no one repairing it. Why is this?
16. How large is Mesquite's water system?
17. My water was cut off and I was not notified. Why is this?
18. Why do I see fire hydrants running and no one around? Why are we wasting water?
19. My water has an earthy or musty taste and odor. What causes this?
20. I have a metal meter box with a locking lid. I can't get to the valve to shut off my water.