North Port City officials have broken ground on a facility poised to take action on complaints that the community’s water is too hard. The city is investing more than $9.5 million for upgrades to a water treatment plant. The additions include six wells and a new surface water intake. But the big ticket item is a nearly $9 million reverse osmosis system that will remove unsavory and excessive sulfate and dissolved minerals and organics. It should take about a year before the system is online and the tase and clarity of the water should be noticeably better.