Tap Water Off The Charts
Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:48 AM
If your local water treatment system uses a "lime softener", then what you are seeing would make sense. Lime softeners use a precipitation process to remove calcium and magnesium and can have lime loaded water overflow into the outlet area unless they have a stable bed established. At that point they are also not performing very well as softeners which would explain the GH.
Yes, I have done some water treatment in my life and a stable lime bed can be difficult to establish. I prefer a salt regenerated softener where calcium and magnesium are replaced by sodium in an ion exchange process, but that is far from the cheapest approach for large scale municipal sized softeners.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users