What is the Hardness of my water?

The average hardness is 100 milligrams per liter (mg/l) or 6 grains per gallon.

Hardness is the measure of the Calcium and Magnesium content of the water. The term was coined from the fact that it is "hard to make soap suds" in this type of water. The water treatment plant utilizes a traditional Lime-Soda Ash softening process to greatly reduce the hardness of the City's potable water.

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1. Do you give tours of the water treatment plant?
2. Does the City add Fluoride to the water?
3. How big is the water distribution system?
4. How many gallons of water are in the water towers?
5. How many gallons of water does Beloit use per day?
6. My water is rusty, yellow, blue, green, pink, purple, smells bad, tastes funny. Have you had any other reports like this?
7. What is the Hardness of my water?
8. What is the source of Beloit’s water?
9. Why are the fire hydrants different colors?