Is my water hard or soft?
The water in Attleboro generally falls in the soft end of the water hardness scale. Additional softening of the water by the homeowner is not considered necessary. Water in Attleboro is provided by both the Russell F. Tennant Water Treatment Plant on West Street and the Wading River Pumping Station in Mansfield.

The most recent sample analyses for total hardness were conducted in 2014. The result obtained for the West Street facility was 44 milligrams per liter or 2.6 grains per gallon. The Wading River facility was 41 milligrams per liter or 2.4 grains per gallon. On the hardness scale, 0-75 milligrams per liter is considered soft, 75-150 milligrams per liter is medium to hard and over 150 milligrams per liter is very hard.

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1. Who do I call for a water billing problem?
2. Why is my water bill going up?
3. How can I determine if I have a water leak?
4. How can I determine if my water meter is accurate?
5. Why is my water dirty sometimes?
6. Why is my water sometimes cloudy white?
7. Is my water safe to drink?
8. Is there bacteria in the water?
9. Should I have my water tested?
10. Is lead a problem in my water?
11. How much sodium is in my water?
12. Is my water hard or soft?
13. What chemicals are added to the water?
14. Why is fluoride added to the water?
15. What can I do to conserve water?