WHAT ARE WATER SOFTENERS?
Water softeners are salt or other chemical compounds that use their natural properties to draw out impurities like calcium and magnesium that cause water to become "harder," leaving scale deposits on surfaces it dries on.
What is the Impact of Water Softener on Environment?
Every year, states in India receive millions of pounds of salt in their water systems from sources such as road salt, water softeners, and other sources. To put things in perspective, the wastewater treatment plant receives 80 million pounds of salt per year! Because all wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chloride, all chloride that flows down the drain ends up in nearby fresh water bodies.
According to a study conducted, if residents improved the efficiency of their water softeners, an estimated 27 percent of chloride levels could be reduced. Furthermore, by simply replacing old or inefficient softeners with more efficient softeners, water softener salt consumption could be reduced by 48%.
WATER SOFTENER IS ECO-FRIENDLY
Water softeners help many other appliances in your home run more efficiently, and they're even part of the solution to keep certain detergents from polluting our waterways. Consider water-using appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. Many dishwashing and laundry detergents contain phosphates, which bind to minerals in hard water and prevent them from depositing on your clothing.
However, serious concerns were raised about phosphates causing nutrient pollution, depriving fish of oxygen, and causing harmful algal blooms. Phosphates were attempting to do for dishes and laundry what water softeners do for an entire house. Because the problematic minerals were already removed from the water, homeowners with water softeners could use phosphate-free detergent without noticing any difference. Water softeners, from this perspective, allow consumers to use a more environmentally friendly product while also helping to keep phosphates out of our waterways.
IS NETSOL WATER SOFTENER ECO-FRIENDLY?
NETSOL WATER will show you how much water and salt you save over time, so you'll know it's working. Selected units can also be outfitted with Wi-Fi technology, which includes features such as the ability to track your water usage and activate Vacation Mode remotely via a smartphone. You won't waste water during regeneration if you're not at home.
What you should avoid is simply purchasing equipment and attempting to install a water softener yourself.
A water treatment professional from NETSOL WATER can test your water to determine how to accurately calibrate your equipment for the best water quality and efficiency. Without their assistance, the unit may fail to adequately treat your water or may over-soften, resulting in wasted water and salt.