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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...

The Future of the Water Softener Market

The Future of the Water Softener Market

As of right now, the Global Water Softener Market sits at almost 8 billion. By 2025, it is expected to grow to almost 11 billion. Specifically, commercial softeners will gain 4.5% overall growth. That’s a ton of growth in a very short time! Innovative new...

Groundwater Awareness Now and In the Future

Groundwater Awareness Now and In the Future

There are 785 million people living without access to safe water. Unfortunately, this number is increasing due to the steady pollution of our groundwater. March 8th kicks off Groundwater Awareness Week and it’s never been more critical to pass along the importance of...