Water Hardness PPM, GPG, and Mg/L
PPM stands for Parts Per Million. This is the way water hardness is measured. Sometimes this measurement is called GPG or Grains Per Gallon or Mg/L, Milligram Per Liter. Each measurement tells us exactly how hard water is in a given area. This chart from Fairfax Water Quality Water Bulletin about water hardness ppm will give you an idea of what I am talking about.
Water Hardness PPM Scale
Grains Per Gallon
Milligrams Per Liter (mg/L)or Parts Per Million (ppm)
|less than 1.0||less than 17.1||Soft|
|1.0 – 3.5||17.1 – 60||Slightly Hard|
|3.5 – 7.0||60 – 120||Moderately Hard|
|7.0 – 10.5||120 – 180||Hard|
|over 10.5||over 180||Very Hard|
Water Hardness PPM Facts
- Hard water is a problem for most households in America.
- About 85% of all homes in America have a hard water problem.
- Hard water retards the sudsing action of soaps and detergents.
- Laundry never gets clean because detergent does not wash out.
- Laundry wears out faster.
- Dishes have a white film on them even after you wash them.
- Glasses have spots on them even after they are washed.
- Hair can be dull and lifeless because shampoo does not wash out.
- Skin does not come clean and skin problems can develop.
- Pipes become filled with scale.
- Showerheads become corroded.
- Tubs have scale and rust.
- Appliances wear out faster.
What is Hard Water?
Here is the nutshell version of hard water (here’s the our longer hard water definition). Water picks up minerals as it runs over rocks and through the ground. When it has an excessive amount of minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium, it is said to be hard. The more minerals, the harder the water. The harder the water, the more damage will be done to your hair, skin, pipes, appliances, etc.
How to Fix Hard Water
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The mineral composition in your water will be changed and become as fine as talcum powder. These minerals then become available for use by you, your, family, your pets, plants, and lawn. Your water will actually be healthier.
Scale in your pipes, appliances and tubs will be eliminated naturally so that your appliances and pipes will last longer.
The taste of your water will improve because it will become more oxygenated and the taste of chlorine will be eliminated.
Everything you cook and all the beverages you make using water will taste better than before.
Aqua Magnets water conditioning is the best solution to your water hardness ppm problems. Why not try them today? A full refund will be given if you are not satisfied with the improvement in your water over the next 90 days.
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