Water Softener Settings


The Village of Frankfort's water supply is sourced from a series of underground wells within a shallow aquifer and as a result contains naturally occurring minerals (hardness) including calcium, magnesium, and iron.  These minerals can form a scale and create problems in water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, coffee makers, and plumbing systems.  Many utility customers choose to address this by utilizing a water softener which reduces calcium and magnesium in the water by filtering it in a resin-softening medium.  Salt is used in the system to provide periodic revitalization and provide soft water for daily needs.  The proper water softener setting is 25 grains per gallon (GPG).  The Village of Frankfort operates iron filtration plants to reduce the iron content in the water before it is distributed throughout the system.