Water is our most valuable shared resource and together we can keep it
that way for generations to come.
I see small beads in my faucet strainer. Where does this come from?

The resin used in some home water softeners is comprised of small, round, plastic-looking beads. This is the material that is used to remove the hardness from your water. If you see these in your sink, it probably indicates that the screen used to keep them in the softener is cracked or broken. Have your water softener serviced.

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More information can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/faq/faq.html


- The Missoula Aquifer
- Watershed
- Rattlesnake Lakes
- Backflow/Cross-Connection
- The Water Quality Report
- Water Quality Questions
- Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
- The Milltown Dam
- Private Wells vs. Regulated Water