Your home in Okotoks will have hard water if you don’t have a water softener system installed. Okotoks get its water supply from the Bow and Elbow Rivers which have a concentration of calcium and magnesium from its source in the Rockies. While it’s not necessary to have a water softener, many people feel more comfortable washing with soft water and find home cleaning easier with soft water. You home plumbing and appliances will also deteriorate faster with hard water.