How hard is my water NZ?

How hard is my water NZ?

The New Zealand drinking water standards give a maximum hardness guideline of 200 mg/Litre (The World Health Organisation’s maximum is 350 mg/Litre). Amberley’s water has reduced in hardness over the past few years from around 150mg/l to just above 100mg/l, which is classified as “moderately hard”.

Is water in New Zealand hard or soft?

The majority of New Zealand waters are considered to be soft, with a total hardness of less than 75g/m3 as CaCO3. The total hardness of Hamilton’s water supply is around 40g/m3 as CaCO3.

How do I find the hardness of my water?

Quick In-Home Testing Fill the bottle one-third full, add a few drops of pure liquid soap and shake vigorously for a few seconds. If there is a distinct lack of fluffy bubbles and the water appears cloudy and/or milky, your water is hard.

What is the water hardness level in Auckland?

About a third of the water used in New Zealand comes from groundwater sources. Auckland’s groundwater sources fall in the ‘soft’ or ‘moderately hard’ category and are well within the recommended range stated in the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. This range is based on guidance from the World Health Organisation.

How can I check the quality of my water in my area?

For owners of private wells or other non-regulated sources, general information about water quality in your area may be able to be found by contacting your local County Environmental Health Department.

Is Christchurch water soft or hard?

A typical analysis of the chemical makeup of Christchurch water, prior to temporary chlorination….Water quality and monitoring.

Chemical Measure
Total hardness (as CaCO3) 45 g/m³
Conductivity at 20°C (mS/m) 10

Is Wellington water soft or hard?

The water supplied to Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington by Wellington Water can be described as soft. Water with high calcium and magnesium content is characterised as hard, while water with less calcium and magnesium content is soft.

Do I have hard water?

Look for Suds and Water Clarity If your container has a good amount of suds at the top, and the water underneath the bubbles becomes nice and clear, then you likely have soft water. However, if you don’t get many suds after shaking, and your water looks cloudy, that is a good indication you have hard water.

How can I test the water quality in my house?

Often county health departments will help you test for bacteria or nitrates. If not, you can have your water tested by a state certified laboratory. You can find one in your area by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or visiting

What is the water hardness in Christchurch NZ?

45 g/m³
Water quality and monitoring

Chemical Measure
Sodium 6.1 g/m³
Reactive silica (as SO2) 16.0 g/m³
Total hardness (as CaCO3) 45 g/m³
Conductivity at 20°C (mS/m) 10

Is Tauranga water hard or soft?

Tauranga Brewing Water

Oropi Road Joyce Road
Nitrite 0.002 0.002
Flouride 0.04 0.04
Total Alkalinity 18.30 14.8
Total Hardness 11.10 7.70

What is an acceptable water hardness level?

A water softener can resolve this problem. The membrane manufacturers will often specify what the maximum hardness concentration can be, but industry rule of thumb is that hardness should not exceed 120 to 170 mg/L (7 to 10 grains per gallon).

How do you know if your house has hard water?

Signs of hard water in your home include:

  1. White scaling on faucets.
  2. Soap scum on tubs and sinks.
  3. Dingy whites from your laundry.
  4. Mineral residue left on dishes and glassware.

How does hard water affect your hair?

That’s because hard water contains a buildup of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. This produces a film on the hair, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate. As a result, the hair is left dry and prone to breakage. Leave these issues unresolved and it could even lead to hair loss.