Residents of the Village of Chatham report the following: 
White residue on appliances that only responds to harsh cleaning agents or is not able to be removed at all. 

Fixtures corroding when sitting in water.  Fixtures look as if something has "eaten through" them.  Sink drains, faucet spouts and handles, shower curtain rods, shower heads, shampoo bottles, drains and other items that sit in SSWC water accumulate black sediment, white crust and white spots that are difficult to remove or cannot be removed at all.  Both vinyl and fabric shower curtains break down when water sits on them.   These are newer shower curtains that have to be replaced every month.   Black spots sometimes appear on the fabric curtains before the fabric/vinyl starts to break down.   Brown/discolored water in the bathtub and blue rocky sediment in the tub and jacuzzi tub jets. Dirt-like residue left behind in the tub after a bath or shower that has a slimy texture.  

The most common household complaint is thick, ash-colored sediment accumulating in toilet tanks and toilet bowls.   It accumulates quickly and is difficult to remove.   Over time, it corrodes the inside of the toilet bowls and the inside of the toilet tanks.   Brown/discolored water has also been reported in toilet bowls.   When the sediment builds between the tank and the bowl, it prevents the water from circulating and is causing toilets to not function and eventually need replacing - much sooner than the average lifespan of the product. 
Kitchen & Laundry Area
Residents of the Village of Chatham report the following: 
Sediment build-up clogging kitchen faucets and sprayers.  White spots on appliances that will not come off and over time cause permanent staining, especially on stainless steel appliances.  Clogged ice filters, discolored ice and discolored water coming from the kitchen tap.   Many residents have discontinued use of filters for ice makers due to the frequency and expense of having to replace them so often.   Some discontinue use of filters for ice makers after repeated repairs.  Some residents refuse to use ice makers/refrigerator water dispensers due to the odor, taste and color of the water even after it has been run through the internal filter. 

Water that boils into a chalky, white substance that cannot be cleaned off the pans surfaces.  Slimy, chalky residue left on dishes washed in the dishwasher.   Dishwashers have sewer/rotten egg like odor after use.   Black residue/buildup clogging hoses and causing dishwashers to fail.   Since this is often occurring while the dishwashers are still under warranty, the repair technicians are able to confirm the buildup is the contributing issue.   Dishwashers are having to be repaired more often or replaced long before the recommended lifespan of the product.  

Laundry:  Washers have sewer/sulfur smell.   Many residents report mildew/sewer smell buildup left behind on clothing.   White clothing fails to wash properly.    Black, sticky sediment buildup on agitator and inside of washer drum.   Washer hoses have white buildup at water intake/output location.   Over time it builds up and clogs hoses.  Hoses are needed replaced more often due to being punctured by the sediment buildup that clogs hoses and causes leaks.   Valves are also getting clogged and washers fail to operate properly.   
Pipes, filters and other items:
Clogged valves, pipes packed with sediment, clogged filters with chalky, white residue.   Water filteration system filters seeing significantly shorter lifespans that manufacturer recommendations.   Water heaters failing after short life spans compared to manufacturer listings.  Blue sediment found when flushing water heaters.  Bluish, blackish sediment and buildup on pipes.   
Fish tanks fail to thrive when filled with SSWC water.    Dog and cat owners report health issues with their pets that are completely resolved after they are no longer given SSWC water and instead given filtered water or water from another source.   
Health issues that have reported to be completely resolved after replacing SSWC water with a different source, moving out of the Village of Chatham or temporarily resolved while traveling/receiving water from another source:

Rashes/dry, itchy skin
Stomach/Gastrointestinal pain and illnesses 
Excessive aggravation for pre-existing conditions such as autoimmune disorders
Hair loss in both adults and children.   Thinning of hair and excessive hair left on hairbrush/combs 

Residents of the Village of Chatham report the following: 
Residents of the Village of Chatham report the following: 
State Journal Register 
Letters to the Editor
State Journal Register 
Water Timeline
Village Voices