Is Salem's water soft or hard?

Salem's water is moderately hard. It ranges from 9 to 12 grains per gallon (147 to 207 parts per million) with an average of 10 grains per gallon (176 parts per million).

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1. What is the pH of the water from the City of Salem Water Department?
2. Is Salem's water soft or hard?
3. Why does the water sometimes look rusty?
4. Does Salem add fluoride to the water?
5. What can I do about chlorine odors?
6. Why does the taste and odor of my water sometimes differ?
7. Why would my water have a milky appearance?
8. If I have a question or concern about my water, who should I contact?