24 Jul Why Water Softeners Aren’t Good for Southern Californians
Why Water SOFTENERS aren’t Good for Southern Californians
There are so many reasons why people love living in Southern California. We have gorgeous weather year-round, beaches, mountains, and plenty of vibrant cities, including Los Angeles and San Diego. Unfortunately, we also have very hard water, which can damage pipes, ruin clothes, and leave unpleasant stains in showers and sinks.
Many homeowners respond by installing water softening systems, which treat water with sodium chloride or potassium chloride to pull out the dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals that make water hard. This creates two big problems.
First, the water now contains either sodium chloride (salt) or potassium chloride, which is not healthy to drink. That means homeowners must install a secondary water filtration system to make sure their drinking water is safe. They may end up brushing their teeth and bathing in water with sodium chloride or potassium chloride in it, which could be unhealthy.
Secondly, this water filled with potassium chloride and sodium chloride then goes down the drain, where it may end up in our waterways. The more water softening systems used in Southern California, the more salt dumped into the water, which may affect crops and wildlife that depend on that water.
The problem is so significant, that 25 communities throughout California have banned water softeners. If you want to get rid of the hard water in your home, consider choosing a better option than a water softening unit. The Waterboy Whole House System cleans water without using potassium chloride or sodium chloride.