NANFA-L-- hardness and pH

Laura Burbage (
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 07:02:12 -0700 (PDT)

I've got a chemistry question. The water here in
Athens is very soft, less than 2 GH and KH. But it is
persistently alkaline, around pH 8 or more. Why on
earth is this? What can I do when I am working with
tap water to raise the hardness without raising the
pH? How can I lower the pH?

North Oconee River
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