When you live in Canada’s York region, hard water is a reality that needs to be taken into account in plumbing for Aurora and Newmarket homes. Considering the 17 grains per gallon (gpg) of water in Aurora and the 10.5 gpg in Newmarket, the water in both towns are considered hard water. With that level of hardness, you’ll need to take some special measures to soften the water entering your home.
Why the need for water softening? Hard water can affect a lot of aspects in your life negatively. For example, your clothing would have a shorter lifespan, as a Wisegeek article points out: