hard water in Shrewsbury


Water is considered “hard” when your Shrewsbury water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Also, it can makes cleaning clothes more difficult and create streaking on dishes and glasses. Additionally, it makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge. Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process.

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Hard Water Scale

The preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  Accordingly, this will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  Certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site (iron, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, chlorine).  Health threat items like lead and others should be brought to a certified laboratory for testing.

Hard water in Shrewsbury, MA

Damaging Scale

  Hard Water Softening Systems

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High Efficiency Water Softener

A water softener is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.   “Up-flow” water softeners are recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.


Additionally, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and other objectionable minerals and contaminants.  For more detailed information on bad odors and tastes in your water, go to our website home page and see link titled “Bad Odors”.

In following, see the link to the Shrewsbury archived annual water quality reports, see https://shrewsburyma.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=42

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 H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 (offices in Stow, Middleton & Lakeville, MA). See our published articles  in Water Technology Magazines at www.h2ocare/pub. Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.