Most municipal water supplies today, including ours, have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before the water reaches your faucets. And if you’re using a private well to access ground water, you very likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something that can be missing in either of these scenarios is anything to protect against hard water.
Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless for humans and pets to ingest, however they could be having a negative impact on your quality of life, plus hard water can damage your plumbing system.