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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|