Do I have hard or soft water?

People on the groundwater system have medium-hard water, about 90 mg/l (milligrams per liter) as CaCO3 (calcium carbonate), or about 6 grains per gallon. Hardness in water comes from minerals like calcium and magnesium.

Tolt Reservoir water is very soft; about 20 mg/l as CaCO3 or 1.2 grains per gallon. Soap easily lathers with soft water; hard water is “harder” to lather.  

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1. What’s in my water? Is it safe to drink?
2. Is there fluoride in my water?
3. Do I need a water filter in my home?
4. Why is there chlorine in the water?
5. Where does my water come from?
6. Do I have hard or soft water?
7. Why does my water sometimes have an odd taste and other times it doesn’t?