Water hardness is a result of the minerals that occur naturally in water extracted from below the surface of the earth. Because the Hazardville Water Company draws water from a number of wells in the Enfield area, the hardness in the distribution system is found in varying amounts. The hardness concentration can be as low as 7 grains per gallon (120 parts per million) or as high as 10 grains per gallon (180 ppm). Most home, however, will experience approximately 8 to 9 grains per gallon (135 – 155 ppm) of hardness. Water with this amount of hardness can be considered as moderately hard.

Some customers might find white or light brown calcium spots on their fixtures or dishes as a result of the water hardness. We recommend C.L.R. (Calcium Lime Rust) to remove spots on fixtures and Glisten to help remove these spots on dishes. The direction for use are on the bottles and these products can be found at your local hardware store and grocery stores.