Is New York City's water "hard"?

Hardness is a: the measure of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. The less calcium and magnesium in the water ("soft" water), the easier it is to create lather and suds. Depending upon location, the hardness can be LO grain/gallon (CaCO3) for the Catskill/Delaware System, and 5 grains/gallon for the Croton System. New York City's water is predominantly "soft".

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1. Does my drinking water contain fluoride?
2. Is New York City's water "hard"?
3. At times, my drinking water looks 'milky" when first taken. from a faucet, but then clears up - why?
4. At times I can detect chlorine odors in tap water. What can I do about it?
5. The aerators in my home are clogging with pieces ea small, whitish material. What is causing this to occur?
6. Sometimes my water is a rusty brown color - what causes this?
7. Should I buy bottled water?