Posted on Jan 23, 2019

Thunder Well & Pump

Hard Water FAQ

What is Hard water?
Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. It’s a natural result of minerals like calcium and magnesium accumulating in water. The more calcium and magnesium dissolved in water, the harder the water becomes.

Do I have to worry about hard water if I have city water?
A. Hard water can happen with well water and even city water. The more calcium and magnesium dissolved in the water, the harder the water becomes.

Is it safe to drink hard water?
“Hard water” contains high amounts of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water is not a health risk but it is a health risk to your faucets and will cause mineral buildup on plumbing fixtures.

What are the signs of hard water?
A. Mineral build up around water fixtures. green or white,
• Soap scum on bathtub, curtain or doors.(white haze)
• Water heater elements fail and shorten heater life. Same with coffee makers.
• Dry itchy skin.
• Dull scratchy clothing.
• Spots on dishes, flatware and glasses
• Soap does not suds up.
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