How Hard is the Water in Tampa?
Hard water is simply a fact of life for most people who live in the Tampa area. Though not harmful, hard water certainly can be a nuisance. For example, it can lead to dry hair and skin, stain glasses and dishes, and cause limescale buildup on kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Water hardness refers to the fact that some water can contain elevated levels of minerals – usually calcium and magnesium. These minerals can be absorbed by water as it percolates through or travel overs deposits of limestone and chalk.
But just how hard is the water in Tampa, really?
According to information published online by the city, Tampa’s main water supply is the Hillsborough River. The mineral content of this body of water actually fluctuates throughout the year in response to changing precipitation levels. Testing has shown that the Hillsborough River contains hardness minerals anywhere between 140 to 300 parts per million. The United States Geological Survey says that water can be considered to be “hard” at mineral concentrations about 120 parts per million.
The Solution: Water Softening
The most common way to deal with hard water
problems at home is to have a water softener installed. At Florida Energy Water & Air, we proudly install state-of-the-art water softening systems made by RainSoft – an industry leader that has been making good water better for well over half a century. All RainSoft water softeners are ruggedly built appliances that are guaranteed to provide a lifetime of dependable performance. Indeed, they are:
• Made in the USA inside an ISO-certified manufacturing facility
• Independently certified by the Water Quality Association and NSF International
• Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
For more information, and to receive a free quote on having a RainSoft water softener installed, contact Florida Energy Water & Air today. Regarding our selection, if RainSoft makes it, we can install and service it. Florida Energy Water & Air is a family-run company that has been an authorized RainSoft dealer for nearly 30 years. Our team also installs drinking water purifiers, whole-house water treatment systems, air conditioners, solar water heaters, solar pool heaters – and more!