Hartford Water

Hartford serves nearly 460 million gallons of water to residents and businesses each year. In fact, every day the City of Hartford serves almost 6,000 customers with drinking water.

Hartford’s water utility owns and operates 5 wells. All water is treated to meet Federal and State drinking water standards, but that does not mean that contaminants don’t find their way into the water. Guthrie & Frey’s Hartford water softener solutions will bring your home the clean water you’ve always wanted.

Hartford Water Contaminants

As water in Hartford flows through rivers and lakes and percolates through the soil, the water dissolves minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Water with sizeable amounts of contaminants is considered hard water. Hard water does not pose a health concern, but it can cause buildup on pipes and appliances, shortening their life span. Adding a water softener to your Hartford home helps to eliminate this problem while providing many other benefits.

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The Effects of Hard Water

  • Makes your clothes dingy
  • Stains your sinks
  • Puts spots on your glasses
  • Clogs your pipes

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Salt Delivery/Tech Trainee

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Start Date

December 2019

Service Area

Hartford, WI

What’s in the water in Hartford?

ContaminantAbout the ContaminantSigns of the Contaminant
Hard WaterAlthough not harmful to your health in small amounts, it can have severely negative effects on appliances causing them to have a short lifespan.White chalky buildup on fixtures and appliances. Water leaves spots on glasses and dishes.
IronAlthough small amounts do not have a negative effect on your health, iron can be very damaging with anything it comes in contact with. However, large amounts of iron can be hazardous to your health. Iron does not blend well with soap, leaving residue on your bathtub, appliances, and skin (causing clogged pores).Metallic taste which carries into your food and beverages

Leaves orange/red stains on anything water touches

Iron residue build up can cause pipes to clog, thus decreasing water pressure in your home.
ArsenicArsenic has been found in several Washington County homes causing negative effects on homeowner’s health.The only way to detect arsenic is to have your water professionally tested.
OdorIf your water has an odor, this means there is a contaminant in the water. Odor in well water is associated to hydrogen sulfide gas- it isn’t harmful to you, but smells like rotten eggs.Rotten egg smell
TanninsAlthough tannins are not harmful on their own, if they have the capabilities to travel from surface water to your groundwater source, so can pathogens and bacteria. Tannins can be a sign that the water is largely coming into your home from surface water.Yellow stain on fixtures and laundry

A Few Reasons why Hartford Loves Guthrie & Frey

Extensive Warranties

Rental rates will never be raised

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Competitive pricing and rent-to-own options available

From the Senior Technician in Hartford:


What are the benefits of having a water softener in Hartford?


Hartford water softeners help to remove contaminants from your water. This helps to remove buildup, thus giving your appliances and plumbing a longer life-span. Additionally, you will notice softer skin, shinier dishes, less soap usage, softer clothes, and much more!


Why is there buildup on my faucets?


This type of buildup is a common issue for homeowners in Hartford. Contaminants such as calcium & magnesium tend to cause buildup on faucets, inside your plumbing, and in various appliances. A water softener from Guthrie & Frey will end your constant water buildup struggles.


How hard is the water in Hartford?


The water hardness level is Hartford is typically between 18-24 grains of hardness, although it could vary depending on your area. Soft water is less than 1 grain of hardness. Guthrie & Frey Water Softeners for Hartford water can help your home achieve soft water.

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GF Series Water Softener System

Hard water can be much more problematic than you think. It can cause buildup of mineral scale inside your appliances and plumbing.

Ideal For:

  • Preventing scale buildup in home kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Improving the taste and texture of the water in your home.
  • Saving money on plumbing and appliance maintenance.
  • Ensuring cleaner clothes and dishes via cleaner water.

GF Twin Alternating Series: High-Efficient Water Softener

The Guthrie & Frey Twin Alternating Water Softener provides a continuous supply of softened water with no downtime for regeneration.

Ideal For:

  • Robust and efficient solutions
  • Reducing mineral scale and soap usage.
  • Energy efficient consumption of water-using equipment.
  • Reducing buildup in appliances like dishwashers and washing machines.

What people are saying about Guthrie & Frey in Hartford

“Wow! We have just had a wonderful experience buying a new water softener and iron filtration for our home. First off the young man who came out to the house to do the water test and make an assessment was friendly as can be and answered all of my questions in an easy to understand manner. There was no hard sell. He explained the pros and cons of different options and told me what the results would be. We enjoyed his visit so much we decided to purchase with your company. I’m thrilled to report the installation was wonderful as well! The guys who installed were super friendly, lots of smiles and great even though I had three barking dogs. LOL. They worked hard, answered my questions and cleaned up so well after they were here I couldn’t even tell what occurred. Thank you again, we will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and neighbors. Also a quick thumbs up to the nice people in the office who were great to work with as well. It’s so nice to speak with upbeat friendly people on the phone.”

Lisa H.

“Purchased a new water softener and had it installed. Everyone at G&F I dealt with was knowledgeable, professional and exceedingly pleasant to deal with. I thought Adam, the installer did an exceptional job.”

Steve H.

The people at Guthrie & Frey are very helpful. The technician arrived on time, and had our RO filters changed in no time. He was happy to show me how I can change the filters in the future, and explained each step along the way.

Jan M. – Hartford, WI