What is the hardness of my water?

The water hardness within Pasco County’s potable water system typically has a range of 12 – 15 Grains per Gallon (GPG) or 205 -257 Milligrams per Liter (mg/l).  Similar to many of Florida water sources, it is considered hard. 

Pasco County Utilities public water systems meet and exceeds all water quality parameters set forth by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and other regulatory agencies.  

In short, water conditioning units can be useful, but do require some additional maintenance and upkeep from the consumer.

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1. What is the hardness of my water?
2. I am not on the Pasco County Water System but want to know the hardness of my water. What do I do?
3. Will the lab come to my house and sample my water?
4. What can I use to bring a water sample for testing? I have a jar that I cleaned really well. Can’t I just use that to sample?
5. I want to have my water tested. What should I test for?
6. My water smells like rotten eggs. What should I test for?
7. Does Pasco County add Fluoride to the water?
8. My water is hard. Do you recommend I purchase a water softener?