Water should neither be acidic nor alkaline. It should have a pH of 7.0 – 7.5. Any water with a pH of below 7.0 is considered acidic. Water with a pH above 8.0 is alkaline. Acidic water causes pipe and fixture corrosion. Signs of acidic water are blue staining and rust staining. It can lead to holes in piping. Your water may also taste sour or metallic from the acidic water.
The best way to treat acidic water is with a Water-Right Impression Plus Backwashing Acid Neutralizer. This unit uses calicite to raise the pH to a safe level. The pH of your water can be determined with a free Water Test. Funks Klear Water can test your water and install the correct unit for you.