Hoisington examines hard water issue, solution targeted

Hoisington residents may see fewer spots on their dishes soon. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported to the Hoisington City Council Monday that options for improving the softness of the city’s water are being examined.
“I’ve received a number of complaints,” he said. Customers have been noticing buildup on dishes and appliances for several year’s now, since the city last attempted to fix the problem. The slaker, which relied on heating lime to soften the water, did not work properly. Fixes, like installing an air conditioner to keep the system from overheating, did not completely fix the problem, and the city has been limping along, making repairs and receiving unsatisfactory results ever since.

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