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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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It all comes down to potable or not potable i.e. fit for consumption

May 04, 2021 09:30 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A water softener/treatment system wouldn't hurt, but not mandatory here. Lot of wells in this area contain hard water.

May 04, 2021 09:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services
May 04, 2021 09:08 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Alkalinity is okay 20-200 mg/L for drinking water. People in California pay $7 a gallon for alkaline water thinking it reduces acid in your body and has health benefits. Maybe you can sell some as fresh from the source?

Hardness is a little high  you have calcium and magnesium in the water it is NOT a health risk. Will make white laundry grey. Makes cleaning products less effective. You can filter this or use softeners in washing machine and dish washer like washing soda and borax. These form an insoluble precipitate with calcium and magnesium ions.  You have seen glass showers with a white milky film- that's hard water

The thing to worry about are lead, chromium and copper. The ph of the water might help keep down the scale in the water heater caused by the hardness


May 04, 2021 04:28 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't know what the numbers mean, I'm sure there are guidelines. I do know that water softeners are quite common in my area, where we have wells. Personally, we don't have the hard water issue, but use a strong filter, as a choice, mostly for trace minerals and/or metals. 

May 04, 2021 10:35 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Why not ask your new neighbors how they handle what is probably a similar issue with them?

May 04, 2021 09:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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May 04, 2021 09:38 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Fred, I would not 'stress' about either but, do know that if someone has kidney disease, that hardness level can be tough on them. Because both levels really need to be adjusted, I would have a well specialist out to address both issues simultaneously.

We had coliform in ours and before it was treated, I took water out of the filtered refrigerator to fill my 30-oz water bottle. About 4 hours later, I was paying for that bottle of water...and having forgotten that the well hadn't been treated yet! LOL

May 04, 2021 08:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Our public water appears to be hard but I do not know the levels.

The Google response for our county...

Montgomery County water is softened to approximately 9 grains per gallon (157 mg/L), and many of our customers do not find it necessary to use a water softener.

May 04, 2021 01:50 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

those numbers tell me nothing.  if the number on the right is 120 mg/L then your 9.5 is over 7 and most people would recommend a water softener if they sell water softeners.  But if soap bubbles up in the shower and detergent in the washing machine you don't really need one.  It's borderline. 

The alkaline being high is good.  It keeps water safe to drink and disolves minerals. 7.1 is near perfect for PH

May 04, 2021 12:05 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Who said ask the neighbor? He will have the facts. All I got to say

May 05, 2021 11:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would just ignore all that nonesense and be happy that you have natural water that is superior to any thing you had in town.


May 05, 2021 08:45 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Water the local water company for advice Fred. That's my best advice on this one.

May 05, 2021 07:00 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I would defer to the water pro but it looks like a water softener is in their future.  Luckily not a big deal.

May 05, 2021 04:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Based on the link Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist shared, that's not very hard.

May 04, 2021 12:21 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am clueless when it come to your numbers.  I do know that in Santa Barbara County we have very hard water, and we have a water softener.  In Napa we had a well, and water softener as well.  We also in both counties have a water filtering system.  

May 04, 2021 10:52 AM