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Water that has a high mineral content is often called hard water. This is something that many homeowners have to deal with, and it usually comes from a water source that runs through limestone layers. The minerals in question are mainly calcium and magnesium, and they can have many different effects on your water.

​Soap doesn’t lather well when you have hard water, and you might find that there is a film left behind after you wash and do laundry. In some cases, you will find that there is white buildup forming on your faucets and showerheads, and this buildup can also form inside your pipes and appliances, leading to costly repairs.

Since you are unlikely to be able to find a different source for your water, you might need to install a water softener that will treat your water and remove a large percentage of the minerals from your water to make it easier to deal with.