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Should I Need A Water Softener If I Have City Water?

The town I live in has a water treatment plant but the house we bought years ago had a water softener. It just died so I went to get a new one, but the guy at the store said if I have city water I really don’t need one.

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  1. Comment by Ramona-please step back!
    October 23, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    Depends completely on the softness or hardness of the water
    Plummers can test your water for hardness.
    I live in a city with very hard water.
    without the softener, I get hard water spots on my dishes and have to use more soap when I was clothes and when I was my hair.
    It also is very hard on PIPES when your water is hard..it leaves deposits on the shower door too…

  2. Comment by shark335
    October 23, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

    It totally depends on whether your city water is hard or soft…or how hard. Ask people who live near you. Hard water is good for coffee and drinking but bad for hair, clothes and dishes. I’m surprised the guy at the store talked you out of buying something there!

  3. Comment by dot&carr
    October 23, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

    Our water supply is quite hard so we use a softener.

  4. Comment by cartmans
    October 23, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

    yes, city water sucks

  5. Comment by askGene.
    October 23, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

    You can buy a special test strips to test the water hardness in any pharmacy. It’s not expensive, pretty simple and easy.

  6. Comment by Anonymous
    October 24, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    get a water softner …especially if u live in arizona!

  7. Comment by MrAr0che
    October 24, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    I live in a community where there too is a water treatment plant, And my parents actually were advised to have a water softner intalled, By a friend who owns a plumbing buisness. It’s fantastic for washing clothes, Dishes, And of course for bathing. There is no comparison, No matter what municipally treated water has to offer, A personal water softner is the high end solution to all your washing needs.

  8. Comment by T M
    October 24, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    I don’t know what city you live in. What say you analyze a sample of the water. There are simple things you can do at home with common household items to get a qualitative assessment of whether the water is significantly hard.

  9. Comment by Bigbird
    October 24, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    The guy at the store is correct, you don’t need a water softener, you should thank that guy for his advice he just save you a lot of money; and he’s not even you’re accountant. Water softener equipment are for fancy people who think they stay or look younger if they take a shower with it. If you ask a public figure if they have one; the answer is NO because they already have their own plastic surgeon. hope this help and save the money for your kids.

  10. Comment by Johneye
    October 24, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    You probably won’t need one. Take a water sample to a retailer and have it checked. There should be no charge for this.

  11. Comment by rockyfel
    October 25, 2009 @ 2:17 am

    city water you really dont need it.

  12. Comment by cost of water softener
    December 12, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    The soft Scottish water (which was untreated spring water) left my hair
    fantastically soft and shiny, whilst Dorset’s water left it dull, dry and so
    tangled I struggled to get a brush through it at all.

    It is indeed a process which comes with lots of benefits and it is no
    wonder that it has remained to be very popular. As anyone without a water softener can tell you, hard water leaves behind
    stains that can be difficult if not impossible to eliminate.

  13. Comment by water distiller canton
    February 17, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

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