What is the hardness of my water?

Garland's water is considered hard. The hardness levels can change from month to month, but averages 161 milligrams per liter or 7.0 to 10.5 grains per gallon. Calcium and magnesium salts are the minerals in water which are responsible for its hardness. Hardness does not affect the safety of water.

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1. How often is my water tested?
2. What is the hardness of my water?
3. Why does North Texas Municipal Water District add chlorine to the water?
4. Why does my water look cloudy?
5. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
6. What is the pH of Garland's water?
7. Why is my water discolored? Is this safe?
8. Why is fluoride added to the water?
9. How do I get information on bottled water and home filters?
10. Why does my water have an earthy taste and odor during the summer months? Is the water safe to drink?