City water in Meridian and the surrounding areas are extremely hard. You can remove the problem buy investing in a water softener or water conditioner. The difference is one removes the buildup on your faucets which is calcium and magnesium and the other removes both of those but also calcium, chloramine, odors and tastes.
Carbon actually removes 89 different contaminants including disinfectants. The price difference is minimal but the health advantages are great.