Water Systems FAQ
What is water
A: Water conditioning is that branch of engineering that determines the
chemical characteristics of a water supply, as it enters your home and
treats these characteristics to provide water more suitable and economical
for household use.
Why is it
essential to improve water quality?
A. Beyond being an absolute necessity of life, water is an outstanding
cleaning agent. The trouble is that nature and/or your municipal water
company does a lot of things with water before you have a chance to use
it in your laundry or at your kitchen sink. You get it second hand. Therefore
improving your water quality by water conditioning is just as essential
as any other home appliance.
conditioned water have a "different" taste?
A. Taste is difficult to define as no two people have the same sense of
taste. A water conditioner will remove certain minerals from the water,
giving you cleaner, better tasting water.
water give a cleaner, brighter wash?
A. Yes. For best results, you should use the proper amount of laundering
agent. Keep in mind a 70% - 80% soap saving can be achieved with conditioned
water. Learn to use less laundering agent because none of the cleansing
compound will be wasted as in hard water cleaning. The amount of laundering
agent you use depends on its effectiveness, the volume and temperature
of water, the size of the wash load and the type and amount of dirt and
will conditioned water have on plumbing?
A. Before the water was conditioned the hard water caused a scale buildup
in the hot water pipes and water heater. Scale acts as an insulating material.
In the water heater, scale reduces heat transmission, wastes fuel, and
often causes heating coil and tube failure. The installation of a water
conditioner not only prevents further scale formation but will gradually
remove previously formed scale deposits. A recent study indicates that
softened water offers a saving of 23% in energy cost in the operation
of a hot water heater.
Are the minerals
which a conditioner removes from hard water essential to
A. No. The quantity of minerals found in hard water is not essential to
Is the sodium
in softened water harmful to people on restrictive diets?
A. Much depends on the strictness of the diet itself. When the patient
is on an extremely restrictive diet, he should drink neither hard nor
softened water. Under these conditions he should have de-mineralized water,
distilled water, or water known to be free of sodium for drinking and
for the cooking of foods. Such patients are commonly hospitalized. In
establishing a salt free diet for patients, physicians should not overlook
the fact that even hard water may contain appreciable amounts of sodium.
To determine the amount a complete analysis of the water is necessary.
sodium is added to softened water?
A. Each grain per gallon (GPG) hardness removed adds 7.875 milligrams
mg of sodium to a liter of water, which is approximately one quart. The
average daily sodium intake of an adult individual is 3 000 to 4 000 milligrams
and the average fluid intake is 1.6 to 2.0 liters per day. A liter is
slightly more than four 8 ounce glasses of water. Two liters per day or
8.4 eight ounce glasses of water amounts to a total sodium intake from
a source of softened 8 GPG water of 125.16 milligrams. This is approximately
3% of the average daily sodium intake.
There is another
way to answer this question, and that depends on the hardness of your
raw water. The following table shows the additional amount of sodium consumed
by drinking one quart of softened water.
Added By Softening
How does this sodium
content of conditioned water compare to
sodium found in common foods?
A. The data in the following table demonstrates the usual range of sodium
It is important
to note that about 2/3 of the daily water intake of any individual is
through food and only about 1/3 from water itself.
concerned with sodium intake we offer a Potassium substitute. This would
be used instead of salt in the brine tank.
potassium will be added to my water?
A. Assuming you drink 2 quarts of water per day, you would add the following
amounts of potassium to your diet, depending on the initial hardness of
|Grains Per Gallon
amounts of potassium would be present in some common fruits and vegetables.
|Banana (1 medium)
|Beans (1/2 cup)
|Potato (1 medium)
us if you additional questions about the water that you consume.
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