have to add rock salt to water softener and drainage liquid from it is
killing vegetation.. am I coreect to assume that the nature of the
liquid is brine?
My correct e-mail address is gn052 (not gn52)
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When you recharge the softener it recharges the media with sodium and
chloride ions. When you run hard water through it, the calcium and
magnesium ions bind with the chloride, and the sodium ions pass into the
water (which is not really good to drink due to the sodium). The next
time it recharges, the calcium chloride and magnesium chloride (other
forms of salt) are flushed out, along with some brine during the brine and
slow rinse cycles.
A quick google search for "salt water softening process" found numerous
links including http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/housing/g946.htm
Are you dumping the brackish softener waste out on your lawn or garden?
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