Is The Water In My Softener Brine Tank Safe?

Today’s article was stimulated by some questions from readers that have a water softener in their home. A brine tank is an important component of a water softening system. For those that don’t know, a brine tank holds salt and fills with water to make brine solution. When the water softener automatically regenerates (rejuvenates) it uses the brine solution to do so. There is always water sitting inside the brine…

Are There Clever Ways To Capture And Reuse Water?

This is a question that more and more people are asking as water becomes more scarce and more expensive. The answers are wide and varied in scope depending on specific details such as who is collecting it, where is it being collected and for what purpose. So, for instance, it may be a city who is looking to collect rainwater to turn it into drinking water, or perhaps a homeowner…

Questions For The End Of April 2019

I have decided to start a regular post for the best and most popular reader questions of the month. So, let’s take a swing at it. WILL A BRITA FILTER REMOVE LEAD FROM TAP WATER? Brita does not advertise that their filter removes or reduces lead. I imagine this is for legal reasons since even the very smallest amount of lead can cause health problems. Brita uses some ion-exchange resin…