Kinetico Systems Compared to Electric Water Softeners

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Kinetico vs Electric Systems Electric Water Softeners Non-Electric Kinetico Water Conditioners All automatic water softeners were originally electric and used a clock that measured the time the unit was in service. A mechanical device, operated by the clock, required multiple adjustments to regulate the backwash, brining, rinse and other functions necessary to clean the resin… Read more »

Sodium from Softened Water

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“Probably the number one question arising during a discussion of water softening is that of the “sodium” issue. It is greatly misunderstood due to all the bad press about too much salt (sodium) in the average American’s diet today. Various studies contradict one another on the actual health impact of sodium in the diet. We… Read more »

Do water softeners affect septic systems?

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“Home water softeners, which periodically generate a backwash that is high in sodium, magnesium, and calcium concentrations, can affect wastewater treatment processes and the composition and structure of the infiltration field biomat and the underlying soil. However, attempts to predict whether impacts will occur and to estimate their severity are difficult and often inconclusive. Water… Read more »

If the sulfur content in my well water is a little high, is it still safe to drink?

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Sulfur Content in Well Water Sulfur is not regulated as a primary drinking-water contaminant, so there is no official level of sulfur that represents a threshold between healthy and unhealthy concentrations.  Sulfur gases in water are actually a compound of sulfur, called hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is sometimes present in well water. A few… Read more »

What is safe water?

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Safe Water Safe water means water that will not harm you if you come in contact with it. The most common use of this term applies to drinking water, but it could also apply to water for swimming or other uses. To be safe, the water must have sufficiently low concentrations of harmful contaminants to… Read more »

How is water naturally filtered or purified?

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Natural Water Filtering A basic introduction to natural filtering of water can be found on-line at the USGS “Water Science for Schools” website. The address for the site’s ground-water-quality page can be found here. Natural filtering is a big topic. Some filtering takes place when water flows over the ground, such as when muddy water… Read more »

Where does pure, natural water come from?

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Where does pure, natural water come from? This seems like a pretty straightforward question, but there are some interesting issues that come up in making a response. First, the words “pure” and “natural” don’t really mean the same thing. Pure water is a kind of theoretical concept, it means water that has nothing in it… Read more »