The Salt Contamination Blog

Groundwater Protection Starts With YOU!

Groundwater Protection Starts With YOU!

Part of our responsibility while living on this planet involves taking care of the resources we’ve been given. That includes groundwater protection, preserving a valuable resource we couldn’t live without. In fact, it’s so important that there’s a whole week dedicated...

How Does Too Much Salt Affect the Environment?

How Does Too Much Salt Affect the Environment?

Salt is a useful compound, there’s no doubt about that. Without it, food would taste pretty bland and the oceans would certainly be different than they are today. Too much salt in the wrong place, however, can have devastating effects on the environment and cost a lot...

5 Common Sources of Groundwater Contamination

5 Common Sources of Groundwater Contamination

Have you ever thought about where your water comes from and what goes into it? It’s so easy to turn on the tap and see water flow, but we often forget how it gets there. Since the majority of the U.S. population relies on groundwater for everyday water use, it doesn’t...

Are Water Softeners Bad For Septic Systems?

Are Water Softeners Bad For Septic Systems?

Many consumers ask the question, “are water softeners bad for septic systems?” … not knowing that this is actually a controversial question. While some sources say that they are, others claim they are not. Ultimately, once you have the right information, you can...

Improve the Environmental Impact of Water Softeners

Improve the Environmental Impact of Water Softeners

Water softeners provide so many benefits to your customers, but you should also know that many systems produce a lot of salt pollution in the environment. In fact, the environmental impact of water softeners is putting them in a rather negative light. Many communities...

Pros and Cons of Salt-Based Water Softeners

Pros and Cons of Salt-Based Water Softeners

Choosing to invest in a home water softener is a smart decision if you live in an area that is known for hard water. And, for California residents, that includes the majority of the population! Not all residential or commercial water softeners are created equal,...

Protect Your Groundwater With the Salt Miner

Protect Your Groundwater With the Salt Miner

September 1st is Protect Your Groundwater Day!  Water is one of the most important substances on earth.  Every living organism needs water to survive. So, it makes sense that we would want to protect our water systems!  Protect Your Groundwater Day was established to...

Environmental Effects of Water Softeners

Environmental Effects of Water Softeners

If you’ve ever lived with hard water, you know it can have many negative effects on different things throughout your household. Dishes and silverware have water spots, there is scale buildup on showers and tubs, and plumbing can become clogged. On the other hand,...

Salt Pollution and Plant Growth: The Shocking Truth

Salt Pollution and Plant Growth: The Shocking Truth

We all know that water softeners can save us time and money. They protect our homes and property, prolong the life of our appliances and have health benefits. They’re also a great way to save energy. Water softeners work by using salt to replace hard water minerals....

Do I Need a Water Softener Upgrade?

Do I Need a Water Softener Upgrade?

Quality, maintenance, and average use are the main factors that affect how long a water softener lasts. Based on these aspects, the average softener lasts 10 to 15 years. It’s great that both commercial and residential users don’t need to replace this beneficial item...