Here and around the great city of Reno, there are many different types of water which can effect how your water can feel, taste and smell. The most common are as follows.
Chlorine taste and smell: It is added to most city water, smells bad and will dry out your skin. Whole house carbon filter is needed.
Hard water: Soap will not lather up well, will leave soap scum on showers, is not good for your dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, plumbing or faucets. Will also make your skin itchy and dry, hair will not be soft & silky. Water softener is needed.
Iron: Will make your water even harder, will stain your toilets, sinks, tubs, clothes and yes your wife's hair. Unpleasant smell of rotten eggs. Bad for all your appliances. Axis Iron Filter wit Katalox is needed.
Arsenic: Get your arsenic levels below the federal standard. Whole House Arsenic Filter needed.
Fish Smell: After all our water does come from lakes and streams. Carbon filter will take care of this.
Low PH: Any PH below 6.5 is considered low and acidic. Low PH will eat thru your metal pipes, dishwasher, faucets, washing machine and water heater. Neutralizer is needed.