San Antonio Water Hardness ExplainedDecember 16, 2015
San Antonio and the Hill Country are known for having some of the hardest water in America. Like the weather in this community, this is something that we learn to adapt to. Water softeners are extremely common in central Texas, but do we ever stop to think about why our water is so hard and mineralized?
Kinetico SA is here to share everything you need to know about your water. From the minerals that make water “hard” to the consequences of hard water on our homes, we want you to know everything. Plus, you’ll get some helpful information about how Kinetico SA water softeners can make your life easier!
Why Is San Antonio’s Water So Hard?
We get our water from the area’s largest water source, the Edwards Aquifer. This aquifer is full of limestone, which in turn leaves dissolved minerals in our water. The San Antonio Water System says that some areas of limestone are denser than others, so water hardness can vary in different parts of the community. There are several specific minerals that are present in our water that cause the typical ‘hard water’ consequences we’re used to.
Magnesium is naturally found in rivers, oceans and even rain water, so eliminating it completely from your water isn’t the goal. Too little can be very dangerous, but hard water usually causes too much magnesium to enter your home and body. Magnesium is important to the human body. It helps with everything from blood pressure regulation to nervous system communication. This is why it’s important to control the levels of magnesium in your water.
Calcium is also another mineral that is naturally found in water. Calcium is also essential to the human body, but too much can be dangerous. It forms in large amounts in San Antonio water due to the rocks it passes through underneath the ground. You want to be absoutely sure your home and body are experienceing healthy levels of calcium.
Benefits of Water Softeners
Considering we have this hard water to deal with, we should always think about the importance of a water softener. They are very common in central Texas because of the hard water we are provided through our pipes.
Water softeners provide benefits such as:
- Eliminating toxins in the water
- Providing better tasting food and water
- Making laundry softer
- Leaving no stains on dishes
- Preventing dry skin and hair
- Extending appliance lifespan
Kinetico water softeners are also considered “green” or “eco-friendly” because they use no electricity and save water. They are fueled by moving water, not electricity. This is wonderful news when it comes to your electricity bill! They also have warranties that guarantee satisfaction.
Need A Solution To Your Hard Water?
Now that you know why your water is hard, you might be ready to start filtering those minerals befor they reach your home! Kinetico San Antonio knows the struggle of hard water and will come to your home to do a free water test and free quick quote on a water softener that’s right for your family! Contact Kinetico SA today to see what we can do for you.