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How to reduce the effects of a Water Softener or Water Conditioner (salt and water volume) on septic systems : this article provides tips on how to minimize the volume of water used and amount of salt damage to septic tanks and drainfields.

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How to reduce the impact of a water softener on the Septic System and on Groundwater

Drainfield trench detail USDA At SALT OR WATER INTO SEPTIC we explain the impact and possible damage of (an improperly operating) water softener on septic systems or on building drinking water.

If your water treatment equipment, such as a water softener, sulphur-odor remover, sediment filter, or chlorinator is properly adjusted, the concentration of chemicals discharged by the equipment should not harm the septic tank and drainfield, according to a septic-bacteria microbiologist whom we consulted.

He explained that in a properly-operating water softener system the concentration of salt released into the septic system would be so low as to be harmless to the bacteria needed in septic tanks and drainfields.

But if water treatment is not working properly, or if it is simply not adjusted properly, both the water volume discharged by the equipment and the concentration of chemicals or salts discharged by the equipment might be a problem for the septic tank or drainfield.

Here we list things you can do to protect the septic system from harm from water treatment equipment.

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Or see WATER SOFTENER SANITIZER IMPACT on SEPTICS - does using a sanitizer to clean the water softener hurt the septic system?

Or see SALT / SOFT WATER IMPACT on SEPTIC, PLUMBING, HEATERS - effects of softened or aggressive water

Or seeWATER SOFTENER ADJUSTMENT & CONTROLS how to adjust the water softener

Or see WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS - home

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