Every winter, there’s a debate over using salt on the roads but did you know that every bag of salt used in a water softener also ends up in the environment? Salt pollution in streams, lakes and ground water inhibits fish reproduction and growth and is beneficial to some invasive species. It also pollutes drinking water sources, damages infrastructure and causes soil problems. This video from Building Wisconsin TV shows how being salt wise with water softeners can make a big impact in reducing salt pollution. Host Stuart Keith meets with Steve Breitlow and Cory Thompson from Plumbers Local 75, Kathy Lake from the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Luke Bauer from Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection and Allison Madison from WI Salt Wise. Learn how your water softener works, how it’s repaired and when it should be replaced.
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