Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Many areas of Texas have water containing chemical or organic impurities from natural or man-made sources. These impurities may cause health problems, damage equipment, stain laundry and emit odors. Water-related problems will be found primarily in homes serviced by a private water supply, although a few of them will also be found in water from municipal water supplies. Those impurities which cause health problems should be attended to immediately; other problems caused by water impurities can be corrected by the treatments suggested on the resource below.