Often a mystery to homeowners, in this video from Today’s Home Remodeler TV we learn how water softeners work and how to reduce salt usage. Host Stuart Keith starts at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District treatment plant to meet with Kathy Lake. We’ll learn about their treatment process and how too much salt is entering the facility through wastewater coming from water softeners. We’ll see the environmental impact too much salt has in our freshwater ecosystems and what it could mean if nothing is done about it. We’ll then head to the Plumbers Local 75 Training Center for some solutions with instructor Bob Lanphear to learn how water softeners work, ways to reduce salt usage and when they should be replaced.

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