Colorado Centre Metropolitan District’s water is pumped from four local wells (which is groundwater). Sixty percent of the earth’s water is groundwater. It travels through rock and soil picking up minerals, including calcium and magnesium along the way. These two minerals produce what is commonly referred to as “hardness” in water. Hard water is difficult to eliminate. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, hard water is found in more than 85 percent of the country. The most common option to correct hard water is to purchase a water softener. A water softener is an appliance that electronically removes the calcium and magnesium by regenerating the hard water with a strong salt water solution.
Colorado Centre constructed a new water treatment plant in 2016. The Michael H. Cantin Water Complex reduces the manganese and iron in the water which will reduce the high cost of chemicals to isolate the manganese. The treatment plant will not reduce the “hardness” in the water.