Should I consider a home water softener?

The degree of hardness a person tolerates is a matter of personal preference. A general rule of thumb is if your water is more than 120 milligrams per liter you might consider a water softener to reduce the formation of scale in your hot water system and make washing easier. Water softeners typically replace nontoxic hardness minerals with sodium which may be a concern for those on sodium restricted diets.

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1. Is there lead in my water?
2. What can I do to minimize my risk for lead?
3. What is the City doing to ensure an issue, like what happened in Flint, doesn't happen here?
4. What is the hardness of my water?
5. Should I consider a home water softener?
6. Do you test your water for impurities?
7. What has been the result of this testing?
8. Should I buy a home water purifier?
9. Is the water fluoridated and if so why?
10. Do you chlorinate the water?
11. Should I buy bottled water?
12. Can I get my water tested?
13. What is that black ring in my toilet bowl?