How to use the interactive water hardness map: 1) Click on a State to zoom-in. 2) Click on a City to open a pop-up box detailing its water hardness. 3) Click on an area without a City to open a pop-up box detailing the average State water hardness. 4) Click the arrow that is located at the top left corner of the map to zoom-out.
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Hard water is an issue throughout the United States; as much as 85 percent of the nation's households have hard water levels ranging from slightly to extremely hard. Use the above USA water hardness map to discover the average water hardness in your State or city.
When it rains, the water that hits the ground does not contain any minerals, but it does have varying levels of acidic atmospheric pollution. As the acidic water comes in contact with different rock formations, it begins to slowly dissolve minerals such as Calcium Carbonate, which is found in limestone. As the mineral content in the water increases, the water is considered “harder”.
The longer water is exposed to a certain stone, the harder it will be. For example, water from an underground aquifer will be harder than water from a river or lake. Hardness is depicted in milligrams per liter (mg/L), parts per million (PPM) or grains per gallon (gpg).
Hard water is healthy to Carbon based lifeforms because it contains essential minerals, with this said, it is detrimental to pipes and equipment due to its tendency to accumulate as hard scale. There are different ways to reduce scale accumulation, but before selecting the method that best fits your needs, it’s important to know if you live in a hard water area.
Hard water causes scale to accumulate in pipe systems and equipment. This scale build-up comes at a significant cost.
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The data in this map comes to provide a general outline of water hardness throughout the USA. Water hardness figures are based on reports from government and private sources. We do not guarantee the water hardness figures are 100% accurate. The average water hardness in each State is based on the specified cities in that State. Private wells (over 13 million households) were not considered, due to insufficient online data. Please contact us if you find any inaccuracies or you would like your city to be included to the map. The contaminants described in the state pages are based on reports from Government and private sources; we do not guarantee the figures are 100% accurate.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Various of Municipal Water Quality Reports
Various of State Departments of Ecology
Various City, State and County Utility Departments
Various Water Management Information Systems