Alkalinity vs hardness

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  1. jmcnamara

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    Ok, so I'm trying to fill in my water profile here, and I'm running into an issue.

    The water report just lists Alkalinity (67 mg/l) and Hardness (116 mg/l).
    I'm confused about what to put into the alkalinity field and which measurement to use (bicarbonate HCO3 or hardness CaCO3).
    The water report is attached if that helps any.
    Thanks!
     

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    just go with 116 as caco3
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Agreed. Just go with the hardness as CaCO3.
     
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    I really hope the word anal in that file name is just short for analysis
     
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    You apparently have never dealt with he Baltimore city dept. of public works. We've been trying to pay a water bill for months, but it's under the previous house owners name. Sent several requests to get it changed, nothing back
     
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    Nah, refers to the coliform bacteria in the water.
     
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    Bru N Water has a Alkalinity conversion calculator which is what I use for estimating carbonate and bicarbonate.
     

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