Water Softener Myths

blog_details"YOU CAN'T DRINK WATER FROM A WATER SOFTENER" Although many people believe that water from a water softener contains too much sodium for consumption most people do not realize how little sodium is in soft water. the average amount of sodium in a quart of water from a properly working water softener is 75 to 100mg as opposed to 120mg in a slice of white bread. If this trace amount of sodium is a concern a water softener is capable of using sodium chloride to regenerate the water softener. Adding a reverse osmosis drinking water system will give you sodium free drinking water. "WATER FROM A WATER SOFTENER DOESN'T RINSE OFF THE SOAP" Showering in soft water makes my skin feel slippery. Showering in soft water may give the sensation that soap and shampoo haven't been rinsed away. In fact by removing the dissolved rock from your water a water softener provides you with water to thoroughly clean your skin and hair allowing your natural softening and moisturizing agents to do their job. With hard water skin pores clog with soap residue leaving skin dry and hair dull. "WATER SOFTENERS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE" Actually a water softener is the only household appliance that can save you money by using it. Using soft water can reduce water heating bills up to 29%. Soft water also requires 50% to 75% less detergent to do laundry and dishes. "THE DISCHARGE FROM A WATER SOFTENER REGENERATION WILL DAMAGE MY SEPTIC SYSTEM OR DRAIN FIELD" In studies conducted by scientists in the late 1970's at the university of Wisconsin it was confirmed that salt brine discharge from water softeners caused no problems in the operation of typical anaerobic or newer style aerobic home septic systems. It was was also determined that water softener regeneration waste did not interfere with drain field soil percolation but actually could under some circumstances improve soil percolation particularly in fine textured soil. The important and beneficial difference is that septic tank effluents containing water softener effluents contain signifigant amounts of calcium and magnesium which counteract the effect of sodium and help maintain and sustain soil permeability. The studies concluded that is better to discharge water softener waste to septic systems than to separate dry wells or ditches. I have posted this information which is published by the Water Quality Association so that homeowners are properly informed. i have found false and misleading information on other sites that sell water treatment equipment. i have 21 years experience selling installing and servicing water treatment systems. For questions: Call 800 460 5810 Tect 800-460-5810 Email info@midatlanticwater.net

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