I've been reading this group on this topic for several weeks now. As
a result I still have TWO questions that I am sure some of you can
1) Most systems use salt in the brine tank. Someone recommended using
potassium. Is this possible?
2) During regeneration can the backflush effluent be drained into a
Typically you would not want to add salt to your tank. However, the
concentrations contained in your backflush are very small. A recent project
that I'm working on has a school that discharges 700 gallons into an
extended aeration treatment plant. The relatively low sodium chloride
content in the backflush will not adversly effect the biological activity.
The bugs will become accustomed to it. Your system is different but I'm
betting that most homeowners with water softeners and septic systems do not
even consider it.
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