Treating Wisconsin’s hard water can be hard on the environment.
The salt used in water softeners ends up in water bodies, threatening fish and other wildlife. The salt concentration at the bottom of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wis., is nearly that of low-sodium soup.
Wisconsin wastewater treatment plant works to reduce salt at the source
ReSTore softener treatment is a specially formulated solution intended to clean fouled resin to restore performance and efficiency. It “supercharges” the salt regeneration process, removing iron and other contaminants that can build up over time and reduce overall resin performance. Regular usage of this product during regeneration can help prevent future fouling, increase performance and extend resin life.
Smart ‘N Soft high-efficiency water conditioners use a metered control valve and “smart brining” technique to conserve salt and water. Resin tanks employ the dual-chamber Vortech distribution system to conserve water by reducing backwash duration; the system also keeps media separated. These water conditioners use a two-step process: The first reduces chlorine, tastes, odors and organics; the second removes calcium, magnesium and iron. The systems come with digital controls. The full product line offers a wide range of flow rates and requirements.
The benefits water softeners provide in terms of preventing limescale buildup in piping and extending the life of appliances like water heaters and dishwashers are well established. However, in response to water shortages in some parts of the country, municipalities are considering restrictions or bans on water softeners, which add salt to water in the process of removing calcium and magnesium to soften it. The water softener industry has self-regulated by producing systems that use water and salt more efficiently.
Standard takes softener salt & water efficiency into account
The Revere wireless low salt alarm is a convenient, simple and affordable way to ensure you will never be surprised by hard water again, ensuring protection of your skin, hair, clothes and appliances. This product installs in minutes without the need to program or input any data, making it ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. The versatile design fits any 3.5- or 4-in. brine well.
Watts Smart ‘N Soft high-efficiency water conditioners use a metered control valve and “smart brining” technique to conserve salt and water. Resin tanks employ the dual-chamber Vortech distribution system to conserve water by reducing backwash duration; the system also keeps media separated.
Scalewatcher commercial units fit pipe up to and including 8 in. The eco-friendly electronic water treatment products are made in the U.S. and help businesses and industries save water, energy, downtime and maintenance on all water-related equipment. The products offer a full five-year warranty and a one-year performance guarantee.
The ScaleNet anti-scale water conditioning system eliminates hard water scale with virtually no homeowner maintenance, no salt additives and no electricity. The system prevents destructive scale build-up on pipe, valves and other plumbing system components using template-assisted crystallization technology, which attracts hardness minerals and converts them into harmless particles that float freely through the system.
W100T Twin Alternating Series water softeners are ideal for residential and light commercial applications ranging from 20,000 to 210,000 grains of hardness removal capacity at flow rates to 24 gpm. The softeners with W110 Series control valves combine reliability and ease of service.