Quality of Water from Domestic Wells in the United States

Map of quality of water from domestic wells in the United States

Detailed Description

Hardness is a property of water that is not a health concern, but it can be a nuisance. Hard water can cause mineral buildup in plumbing, fixtures, and water heaters, and poor performance of soaps and detergents. Hard water was prevalent in the east-central and western United States, reflecting the distribution of carbonate aquifers and aquifers with relatively high concentrations of dissolved solids. >, greater than; <, less than or equal to.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 596

Location Taken: US