Laurie Cordero is the co-owner of Clean Water Technologies in Blanco. She is a licensed water treatment specialist with the Texas Water Quality Association. For more information, call 830-833-2074.
Did you know that 17 grains of hardness in your water causes 1 lb of rock to enter your plumbing system for every 1000 gallons of water used? Hard water deposits encrusting scale in plumbing and water-using appliances. Scale buildup can increase energy bills by 25% or more! Hard water reduces flow capacity, decreases efficiency of water heaters, and requires additional cleaning chemicals.
|Soft||0 - 17.1||0 - 1|
|Slightly hard||17.1 - 60||1 - 3.5|
|Moderately hard||60 - 120||3.5 - 7|
|Hard||120 - 180||7 - 10.5|
|Very hard||180 and over||10.5 and over|
Hardness Scale is provided by: Wilkes University, Center for Environmental Quality, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Hard water, Water Hardness