AvatarNamita Ullal asked 9 months ago
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Is water harvested from rainwater hard or soft ?
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Is water harvested from rainwater hard or soft ?
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Harvested rainwater has many applications and can also be used for drinking. Because of its wide range of applications and uses, it is important to know whether the harvested rainwater is hard or soft.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 9 months ago

Water that contains dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium is considered to be hard while water that contains only sodium ions is considered to be soft.

Since water harvested from rainfall does not contain any dissolved minerals, it can be considered as soft water.

However, if the rainwater comes in contact with different types of materials from which it may absorb different minerals before getting harvested, it may have to be considered as hard water. This harvested water might also need to undergo softening treatment before being used for any applications.

Summary
Is water harvested from rainwater hard or soft ?
Article Name
Is water harvested from rainwater hard or soft ?
Description
Harvested rainwater has many applications and can also be used for drinking. Because of its wide range of applications and uses, it is important to know whether the harvested rainwater is hard or soft.
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Publisher Name
GreenSutra
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