Nature has given the residents of the City of Bend a precious, high quality supply of cold, clear water. We are the envy of many other communities because our exceptional water comes from both surface and groundwater sources.
MOST REQUESTED INFORMATION
- Drinking Water Quality Report
- Hard Water or Soft Water?
- Water Filtration Facility Brochure
- Water Testing Laboratory
WATER BILLING AND PAYMENTS
CONSERVATION INFORMATION AND TOOLS
- Water Sources and Protection
- Water Conservation
- Water System Planning and Management Information
- Local and Regional Water Forum
- Bend Municipal Watershed
- Historical Weather Data
- Clean Water Works
- Cross Connection - Backflow Prevention Program
- Water Meter Program
- Standards and Specifications
MORE WATER INFORMATION
Is City of Bend water hard or soft?
Typically City of Bend water sources have a hardness level range of approximately .99 - 1.46 grains of hardness per gallon.
This makes our water within the "soft" to "slightly hard" range as classified by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Water Quality Association.
The table below lists the Federal guidelines for water hardness classification.
|Classification||Grains per Gallon|
|Soft||0 - 1|
|Slightly Hard||1 -3 .5|
|Moderately Hard||3.5 - 7.0|
|Hard||7.0 - 10.5|
|Very Hard||10.5 or over|