Are you in the city or country? If you are in the city, put
the discharge down the drain. Let the city process it. If
you have a septic system, the salt can be bad for the drain field
over time. The discharge water comes from back-flushing the
water softener. Anything that is neutralized will go out with
the back-flush, so I assume that those things are considered
harmful if you are trying to keep them out of your water. You
might want to collect the back flush and let if evaporate, or
dump it on gravel away from the lawn & trees. If you have a
holding tank, it should be OK to let it run down the drain.
John A. Weeks III 952-432-2708 firstname.lastname@example.org
I got an EPA report a while back, via UMich, I think, that said
the softener regen is not harmful to a properly functioning septic system
and in some soil situations can actually be helpful.
If you can't find it with google I can probably dig it up...
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