Chlorides – Save Money and help the Environment

High chlorides is becoming a great concern!!

Would you like to save yourself some time, money and work, while helping the environment at the same time? Here is how to do that in fifteen minutes or less, and no,
this is not a GEICO ad.

Most homes in the Mille Lacs Lake area have water softeners. That is simply a fact of life in this region of ‘liquid rock’ hard water, but it is critical that water softeners be adjusted properly.

Please make sure that your water softener is adjusted properly.

• If you have monthly service for your softener, request that the hardness of your water be checked, and that the softener be correctly adjusted.
• If you own your own softener please check to see that it is properly adjusted.

If you don’t know how to adjust your softener, one call to the manufacturer will help you get it done very quickly. Most modern softeners can be adjusted to recharge only when needed. They use a meter to measure the amount of flow. Sometimes this is called ‘on demand’ softening. Please be sure that your softener is set to the meter or /on demand option. Most manufacturers will quickly and easily walk you through the steps to properly set up the softener. Look for a label on your softener with a toll-free number, or look up the number on the internet.

Just because your softener has an option to regenerate on demand does not mean that it is set to this option. If you hear your softener regenerating every night or every few days at the same time, it is not set to the meter option.

Some older models can only be set to regenerate after a specific length of time. If you are seasonal, or only use your place occasionally, make sure that the softener is disabled while you are gone for long periods of time.


SO HOW DOES THIS SAVE MONEY?
A properly adjusted water softener saves money because it will use much less salt, and you will be buying far less salt.

HOW DOES THIS SAVE WORK?
This not only saves you money when you buy salt, it also saves a lot of work. Those bags of salt are heavy.

HOW DOES THIS SAVE THE ENVIROMENT?
A properly adjusted softener reduces the amount of chloride (from the salt) that is released into the wastewater. Chloride in the wastewater is nearly impossible to remove once it gets into the water. Over time it can accumulate and do damage to the environment.

HOW DOES THIS SAVE TIME?
Calling the company to have them walk you through the steps of adjusting your softener will be quick and efficient. A properly adjusted softener will save you time by reducing the need for trips to the store to buy salt.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SALT IN THE WASTEWATER.

“Keep Wipes out of Pipes” 1
Although wet wipes are often labeled as flushable, biodegradable,
and sewer and septic safe, they are proving not to be.
‘Flushable’ pre-moistened wipes are causing millions of dollars’ worth of
problems in city sewer systems; they DO NOT disintegrate.
Homeowners are winding up with plumbing bills, too’.
One day, Del Cole, PeopleService technician, removed a 3 gallon bucket of wet wipes from
a Lift Station pump. Other states have run tests and confirmed that the wipes do not
break down.
CAPTION on the back of cottonelle Wipes SAYS: Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing
Cloths break up after flushing. Contrary to the belief, this is NOT the case.
“When it says flushable, rule of thumb is to toss it in the trash.”
‘Clogging your sewer system
Is a Serious issue, so
PLEASE flush ONLY Toilet
Paper’
(WIPES ARE NOT THE ONLY MAKE SURE YOUR CAP IS
CULPRIT THAT SHOULD NOT ON YOUR CLEAN OUT
BE FLUSHED)
If you have a sump pump, we are asking you to check to make sure it is
not being discharged into the sewer. If you find it is going into the sewer
line, please have it re-routed outside.
1 By Associated Press September 23, 2013 10:41 a.m.