What is the hardness of the water?

The hardness of the water is normally between 25 to 35 milligrams per liter (mg/l ) or parts per million (ppm). Various levels of hardness in terms of calcium carbonate can be described as follows:

  • Extremely soft to soft 0 to 45 mg/l
  • Soft to moderately hard 46 to 90 mg/l
  • Moderately hard to hard 91 to 130 mg/l
  • Hard to very hard 131 to 170 mg/l
  • Very hard to excessively hard 171 to 250 mg/l
  • Too hard for ordinary domestic use over 250 mg/l

Note: Most manufacturers of dishwashers maintain that after about 120 mg/l of hardness that some means of softening or removal of hardness should be used to ensure no spotting of the dishes.

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1. How do I know that the water is safe to drink?
2. My water is discolored. Why is it brownish in color? Why is it whitish color?
3. My water pressure has dropped off and seems to fluctuate. What could this be?
4. How can I save water?
5. What is the hardness of the water?
6. Where do we obtain our water? How much is produced daily? Do we have any reserves?
7. Will the City test my water for bacteria, chemicals, or other materials?
8. What do I need to do in order to connect to the City's water system?
9. What is an equity buy-in fee?