Re: Water Softener Drain
Posted by Richard Wagner on October 19, 2003 at 04:37:59:
In response to Re: Water Softener Drain
According to this document on the EPA site:

http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/Pubs/625R00008/fs3.pdf

The wastewater from a (properly-recharging) softener should be the calcium and magnesium that were removed from the water, which can be good for plants.

The treated water in your house has the sodium/potassium in it that was bumped out by the captured magnesium/calcium. The desired water is actually bad for plants!


: : 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:



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