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Cascadian PolyHalt Softeners Save Our Environment

Often, the areas of our nation which have the hardest water also face the worst of the environmental change which is coming. States like Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah in particular are focused on reducing water consumption, but a less discussed problem is the impact of the salt that traditional softeners use.

Here we share examples of how Cascadian ICS systems save our environment

In brief, salt based softeners exchange the dissolved hardness in the water for dissolved salt, and that salt is sent down the drain along with your treated water. Salt softeners also need to regenerate, they need to remove the collected hardness from the media so they don't fill up and quit working. This regeneration process uses highly concentrated brine that is prepared in the 'salt tank'. all this brine eventually ends up in our eco-system and it increases the concentration of salt in the groundwater. Ground water with elevated concentrations of salt is not good for drinking or irrigating crops. 

In sensitive areas, this additional salt has lead to complete bans in cities, damaged lawns, and poor vegetation.

For those of us with personal on-site septic tanks and drain fields, your local jurisdiction may prohibit you from sending the salty water into your drain field for various reasons including potential plugging and local damage to the environment. The salinity of the ground will be increased which may cause issues with growing lawn or plants in that area.

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    Softener Salt and our Environment

    PolyHalt Ion Bond softening technology soften without the use of salt. No salt is added to our environment or your diet. You don't have to go to the store and buy then transport salt to your softener. You don't have to store salt or clean up the mess and dispose of empty salt bags

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    Wasted Fresh Water

    Most salt based ion exchange water softener will use and waste somewhere between 6k and 10k gallons of fresh potable water every year

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    Electronics

    PolyHalt softeners do not use electronics or computer control boards or touch screens so there is nothing to dispose of when they fail or are replaced

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    Plastics

    Compared to salt based softeners, PolyHalt softeners are manufactured from approximately 1/20th the plastic

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    Water Bottles

    You can enjoy your water straight from the tap after treatment with Cascadian ICS. No need to purchase then throw away into our landfills all those water bottles. Save time, money and our environment