Salt Tanks

What a Salt Tank Does for Your System

The salt tank's main purpose in your water treatment system is to utilize the salt brine to rinse the resin in your water softener.  The salt tank is directly connected to your water softener via a small brine tube.  This works by sending salt water brine into your softener to rinse and release the iron particles that have attached to the resin beads. It is important to always make sure your salt tank is full so that it can work to its utmost potential. Salt tanks are vital to your water softener's backwash process. Routine maintenance is an important part of keeping up with your water treatment. 

Brine (Salt) Tanks

  • Required for cleaning your resin bed
  • Salt usage varies depending on water usage
  • Sizes: 11" X 11" - 18" X 33" (larger sizes available upon request)
  • Monthly Salt deliveries and service for brine tanks are available

**We Service and install ANY sized salt tank requested. 

Call (410) 956-2522 for pricing or questions you may have


It is important to make sure your salt tank does not go empty to ensure that you get the most efficiency out of your water softener. Different types of salts are sold/available for delivery or purchase at our store front. Be sure to ask about our automatic delivery deals.

Standard Salt

Phelps Water Company's storefront always has 50 Lb. bags of standard Iodized salt on site for purchase or delivery.


K-life is a potassium based salt substitute that is available for sale. It is sodium free and is recommended for wells with salt water intrusion.

Iron Out Salt

This type of salt is used for water with high iron content. It has an extra additive to help with heavy iron and/or older treatment systems.  It will allow the system to rejuvenate the resin bed more efficiently.

180 Mayo Rd. 
(P.O. Box 117)
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone: (410) 956-2522
Fax: 410-798-6758

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