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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.
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.