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Woodland’s water has historically been derived from groundwater wells with water hardness levels that averaged about 18 grains per gallon. For this reason, water softeners have been a popular choice for many Woodland residents over the years. With completion of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency’s Surface Water Treatment Plant in mid-2016, Woodland’s primary water source is now surface water pumped from the Sacramento River.
This water averages about 4 grains per gallon and is considered to be moderately hard. Some Woodland residents have found that lower hardness has allowed them to reduce or even discontinue water softener use.
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If you continue to use a water softener, it pays to make sure that it's operating efficiently. If you are using more than 50 pounds of salt per month for a household of 4 people, you could be wasting money and needlessly discharging excess salt to the environment.
Learn how water softeners work by visiting our How Water Softeners Work page.