Tag Archives: Salt Softener

The Truth About Chlorine & Salt Softeners

Why did you buy a water softener? Why did you buy a water softener? Chances are you’d either read about or experienced the negative effects of hard water. Scale buildup leaves residue on your water heater, appliances, and on your plumbing fixtures. Soaps and detergents become less effective. The high count of minerals in your…
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The Hard Truth About Potassium Chloride Softeners

In the world of water softeners, terminology can often be used to mystify or conflate the truth. After all, most consumers are simply concerned with eliminating the scale buildup that results from hard water: why get bogged down in scientific details? However, doing your homework and researching the meaning behind the latest branding of water…
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Flint is a Symptom of a National Crisis, Not an Anomaly

Two years … for two years the residents of Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead-contaminated water while local and state authorities dismissed claims that the brown-colored, odious water pouring from city taps represented a health threat. Exposure lasted two years despite the fact evidence indicated a problem within weeks of switching from Detroit’s water supply…
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Santa Paula’s New Salt Water Softener Buy Back Program

Goodbye Salt! The City of Santa Paula, California banned the use of salt-based water softening systems, but estimates up to 1,200 households still use such systems, which release environmentally-damaging chloride salts into wastewater. Under a new initiative introduced in June of 2015, residents still using salt-based softeners can take part in a buy-back program offering…
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