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Old 04-19-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Georgetown
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I'm going to be moving to Round Rock in a few months and I'm curious about the quality of the water. I know that the water is going to be hard, but I hope it's better than where I live now. Whenever I wash the dishes, there are still water spots (and I even use Jetdry). When I boil the water, it gets this white film on the top. Water from the tap smells like a swimming pool. If you leave tap water out and let it evaporate, it leaves behind a gritty, sandy film. I used to have a Brita water filter on the tap in the sink and even when I made ice water with water and ice from the filter, I still had white chunks floating in the water. Ugh...I'm banking on the water being better than this.

Also, I'll be living in an apartment so I won't be able to get a softener.

Any comments are appreciated!
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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I live in Teravista behind the outlet mall in Round Rock and the water in our neighborhood is pretty hard. We were bombarded by water softner salesmen when we bought our home, and thought they were just trying to make money off of us so we held off for a while, but eventually caved in and bought one as our skin and hair became very dry and the water was leaving a white nasty film on the glass in our shower. I would think most apartment complexes would have some kind of water softners in place since hard water can eventually build up mineral deposits in your pipes and cause problems. If you haven't decided on an apartment complex yet, you might ask them when you go check them out.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Depending on your neighborhood, Round Rock water varies between 10 - 25 grains of hardness per gallon...all very hard. Avoid door-to-door salemen because if they do their job right they are all polished scam artists trying to over sell products that are over priced. Also avoid the home improvement stores because they sell the lowest quality softeners that are constructed of imported parts and substandard materials. There are several reputable small businesses in Round Rock that sell high quality water equipment at reasonable prices. Do your research on the internet to read what customers have to say about a particular company's products and service before you make a commitment.

You can get a very nice, high quality water softener for around $1000 installed if you have a plumbing loop available.
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