We have lived in Corrales for over 26 years, have never had a water softener, and have had to replace two facets because of hard warter problems in that time frame. The gift of Corrales is that if you want to escape the desert, you can without expending a fortune. In surrounding communities water restrictions often occur in the summer and require watering on days scheduled by the community ordinances, you can be fined for wasting water, and there can be sur charges if you exceed specified amounts of water usage. If you love a lawn, Corrales is the only place to live. In this area, you can lose a healthy lawn in three days in the heavy summer if you do not have access to water. Temperatures in the 90's, relative humidities in the single digits, and winds of 10-15 miles per hour will completely dry out your lawn to the roots very fast if you do not have access to water.