No, we do not add fluoride to the water. However, there are low levels of naturally occurring fluoride in the drinking water. The level is neither beneficial for cavity fighting nor does it present a health hazard.
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Water naturally varies in taste and odor at different times of the year. Taste and odor problems in your drinking water can come from new or old pipelines, plumbing fixtures, or changes in raw water quality.
Grants Pass city water is soft to moderately soft. It ranges from 1.90 to 3.4 grains of hardness per gallon (less than 59 parts per million CaCO3).
Grants Pass city water after treatment averages 7.2 pH units.
The distribution system is made up of five different elevation zones and more than 188 miles of distribution lines varying in size from 2 to 36 inches in diameter.
Residential customers of Grants Pass use an average of approximately 350 gallons per day. It’s important to note that Grants Pass tracks its customers, not individual water users; a customer account for a residence likely has several people living there, especially if it’s one of the 1,000-plus multi-family housing units in the city.