Do I need a water softener?

  • February 9, 2015

No, not for health or plumbing reasons.  Many consumers believe that their water must be softened in order to prevent damage to plumbing and fixtures. This is untrue. The average water hardness in Round Rock is 187 mg/L or approximately 11 grains per gallon. While this level of hardness may cause minor aesthetic problems such as water spots and dry skin, it does not cause damage to plumbing.