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Hardness is rated on a scale of 0 to 300 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of calcium carbonate. The City of Maitland’s drinking water measured at 150 mg/L is considered to be in the moderate category of 75 to 150.
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Yes. The City of Maitland adds fluoride to the already existing natural fluoride levels found in groundwater, to maintain an average residual rate of one part per million (1.0 ppm) City-wide.
Typically, when houses are constructed, a shut off valve is installed at the closest hose bib to the water meter. Most of the time, this valve has been buried over the years and doesn’t work. It can be anywhere from inches to feet deep. If you have a leak inside the house, it is very important to have this valve located to avoid any damage to the property.
In 1987 the City of Maitland went to a new "electronic" method of reading meters. A wire is connected to the register that sends an electronic reading to a touchpad. When the meter readers touch this pad, the signal is sent to a handheld computer system that records the data for that particular meter. Each meter has its own unique number so that the reads do not get mixed up.
Depending on the time of day, and the demand for water, system pressures range from 50 to 70 pound per square inch (psi).
An irrigation meter can be applied for at the Maitland Annex through the building department. Fees start at $1,035 plus application fees. Once we receive the paperwork from the building department, it takes anywhere from two to six weeks to have the meter installed. This meter is locked off until it has been inspected for proper irrigation system installation.