Re: Water Softener Drain
Posted by Hube on May 29, 2003 at 18:53:24:
In response to Re: Water Softener Drain
: If it contains that much salt, then I assume it wouldn't be good to send it to the septic tank and leaching bed either?

: : Chris:

: : The water going to the drain from a water softener system is the residual from flushing the resin beads after regeneration with brine. It contains a lot of salt and will kill your grass. I doubt that you really want to drain it to your yard.

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: : : I am planning to install a water softener in the crawl space of my house, but I'm not sure of the best way to run the drain line. Would it be better to run the drain line directly to the exterior of the house, such as to a french drain or can the drain line be installed in the existing drain lines in the house? If the drain can be installed in the drain lines, how would the standpipe be installed since this area is lower than the rest of the house? Thanks in advance. Drain it the same as any other fixture. it only recharges every 1000 gallons, or so (depends on hardness and water use) It will have no adverse effect on a septic tank or field. In fact i have heard that it will even benefit some soils. Hube

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