What is water hardness?
Water hardness is related to the amount of calcium, magnesium, or iron minerals in the water. The more of these minerals present in the water, the harder the water is. City of St. James water is considered moderately hard. It contains between 23-35 grains per gallon, or about 400-600 parts per million (ppm), of hardness. Water hardness of the city's finished water does not stay constant but may vary on a monthly basis depending on which wells are being used at the time.

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1. Where does the city get its water?
2. What is the quality of our drinking water?
3. What is water hardness?
4. What is the fluoride level in the drinking water?
5. How is excessive water usage charged?
6. What will I see when the water department flushes fire hydrants?