The Water Softener is an important part of your water treatment system. The main purpose of a Water Softener is to remove the iron and hardness minerals from your water. As the water flows through the water softener, iron particles attach themselves to the cation resin beads inside of the softener tank. Once your tank filters a certain amount of water, the softener will clean itself by rinsing the tank with salt brine to oxidize the iron particles. This process is called ion exchange, once the softener is cleaned, the backwash water is flushed to an outside sewer line, drywell, or septic system (depending on the setup of your home). Water Softeners are sized depending on water quality and water usage.
*Water Softeners can also be used to treat radium.