Sat10252014

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Expect harder water during water district maintenance

The Santa Clara Valley Water District maintenance project scheduled Dec. 1-15 at the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant will affect local water. The water provided to California Water Service Company (Cal Water) customers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Sunnyvale will be harder than usual during the maintenance.

While the project is under way, Cal Water’s supply will be switched to local groundwater, typically harder because it contains more naturally occurring minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

Although the increased hardness poses no health concern, it can affect the taste, odor and color of the water, inhibits the water’s ability to create soap lather and causes a white buildup on glassware, dishes and plumbing fixtures.

According to District Manager Ron Richardson, customers can prevent spotting on dishes and silverware by washing and drying them by hand or drying them immediately after they are washed in the dishwasher. Spots can be removed with white vinegar.

For more information, visit www.calwater.com.

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