California recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 2270, legislation that gives local communities the right to ban the use of water softeners. The Water Quality Association (WQA) has asked its members to write to California legislators to express opposition to the bill. Water Quality Products received comments from readers regarding AB 2270, both for and against the legislation, which can be found below.
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Plugging the hidden drains of hard water
Last month, Water Quality Products (WQP) reported on the debate surrounding the effects of water softeners in onsite septic systems. This month, Stephanie Harris, managing editor of WQP, gained insight to the recent North Carolina water softener study from Nancy Deal, extension associate with the North Carolina State University’s Department of Soil Science, who assisted with administering the study in conjunction with David Lindbo, associate professor, NC State, and Tom Konsler, environmental health supervisor, Orange County, N.C.
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Water Quality Products recently spoke with Mark Gross, Ph.D., training manager for Orenco Systems, Inc., Sutherlin, Ore., and asked him to address issues regarding the effects of water softener discharges on onsite wastewater systems. Orenco designs and manufactures advanced onsite(decentralized) wastewater technologies for individual properties and small communities.