Las Vegas' water hardness level is approximately 17 grains per gallon (or 290 Parts Per Million), which is considered “very hard” by the Las Vegas Valley Water District. For reference, anything greater than 181 PPM is considered “very hard. In fact, Las Vegas has the reputation of having some of the worst hard water in the country! And this reputation comes after the state has analyzed and treated the water for bacteria, viruses, inorganic chemicals, radiological constituents, and protozoans.
What Makes Las Vegas Water So Hard?
Since 90% of our water supply comes from Lake Mead, it is not surprising that our water is hard. Beginning as snowmelt high up in the Rocky Mountains, the water then follows the path of the Colorado River, dissolving minerals, like magnesium and calcium, from rocks in its path, until it settles in the lake.
How Does Hard Water Affect Me?
Hard water can be bad tasting, leaving your skin dry, and leaving a residue on your dishes. It can affect the water pressure in your shower or faucet. More importantly, water hardness can damage your plumbing, including your water heater, potentially causing damage to your home and costing you extra money in the long run. In short, if you live in Las Vegas and do not have a water treatment system, your water is silently corroding your pipes while you sleep.
What Can I Do About Hard Water If I Live In Las Vegas?
The great news about hard water is that it is a relatively easy fix! The best way to fight water hardness is to install a water treatment or water softening system in your Las Vegas home. There are many different types of water filtration & treatment systems, so talk to a qualified Las Vegas plumber to help you determine which one is best for your needs.
The goal of Pure Plumbing is to provide your family with great tasting Pure water. Make an appointment today to have your water tested or simply call for a quote anytime at (702) 710-7388.