Utah is known for its great skiing and boasts five national parks, but it’s also a state with a hard water problem. 

Just why is having hard water a problem? Read on to learn more, and for tips on how to solve this issue.

What is Hard Water?

In case you aren’t familiar, water hardness refers to the level of excess minerals in the water. To be exact, these minerals are typically dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water has a higher level of these mineral deposits,  while soft water has little to none. The scale used to classify levels of water hardness measures the milligrams of calcium carbonate per liter of water. By this scale, water with 61 to 120 mg/L is rated moderately hard, while 121 to 180 mg/L is hard, and anything 181 mg/L or above is very hard. According to data from the U.S. Geological Society, nearly the entire state of Utah was rated at 181-250 mg/L. Chances are very high that if you’re living in Utah, you are dealing with hard water.

What Makes Hard Water Problematic?

Some minerals in our water isn’t a completely bad thing. In fact, the World Health Organization acknowledges that the magnesium and calcium in drinking water may be an important dietary contribution, particularly for people who experience a marginal intake of calcium and magnesium. Excessive amounts, however, can have many negative effects: 

Combat Hard Water with Stubbs Soft Water

Fortunately, your hard water problem can easily be resolved with a water softening system. Here at Stubbs Soft Water, we have a wide range of different water softeners, and the expertise to help you find the best system for your needs. Whether you live in Cedar City or St. George, Utah, we can tailor the water softening system to your home, and ensure that your appliances last longer and have fewer problems. Give us a call at 435-313-5131 or contact us online today!

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