How does hard water impact my life?

Hard water minerals may result in the following:

  • Cooking utensils, baby bottles, coffee pots, and glassware may be coated with white calcium deposits
  • Dry hair or skin
  • More soap or detergent may be needed to produce a good lather
  • More soap scum or film on surfaces such as:
    • Bathtubs
    • Faucets
    • Glass Shower Doors
    • Shower Walls
    • Sinks
  • Spotting on vehicles

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1. Why does my tap water appear to be discolored?
2. Why didn't we rebuild the Fisher's Lane water treatment plant?
3. Why didn't we stay with the Cowlitz River?
4. How long will the groundwater supply last?
5. Will the groundwater stain my laundry and household fixtures?
6. Why not move the water supply intake to a better location on the Cowlitz River or Columbia River?
7. What is in the groundwater?
8. Until how long is the groundwater supply expected to last?
9. How do I know the groundwater won’t become contaminated?
10. Where does the groundwater come from?
11. Has there been a change in the pH levels after switching to the new water source?
12. What if the water smells funny?
13. Should I consider getting a water softener?
14. What can I do about hard water?
15. How does hard water impact my life?
16. What is the City doing to reduce hardness?
17. What is the hardness of the City's new groundwater source?
18. Where do hard water minerals come from?
19. Is hard water safe?
20. What is water hardness?