Hard water is water that has a high mineral content and is formed when water filters through deposits of limestone and chalk which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates. High levels of calcium can clog pipes with mineral build-up left behind as water flows through the pipes.
Hard water is a very common problem throughout Texas and can result in the following:
• Bathtub rings and/or soap deposits in sinks and bathtubs
• Spots on dishes or shower doors
• Scaly deposits inside faucets and showerheads
• Reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of shampoo, soaps and detergents
Brushy Creek Water Treatment Facility Operators run water hardness tests on a weekly basis. The District’s water is considered "hard" to "very hard".
Adjust your water softener setting accordingly during the course of the year as water hardness levels change.