Groundwater is a resource we cannot afford to waste or contaminate. Unfortunately, groundwater takes the brunt of most pollution and this can negatively impact our drinking water quality. With Ground Water Awareness Week just around the corner, it is more important than ever to share information on just why our PE tank service is good for your household AND the environment – particularly when it comes to reducing salt waste in groundwater.
Did you know that over 50% of the United States’ population depends on groundwater for drinking water? Unfortunately, as previously mentioned, groundwater is susceptible to pollutants from many sources. Man-made products such as gasoline, oil, road salts and other unwanted chemicals get into the groundwater and cause it to become unsafe for human consumption. Furthermore, materials on land like fertilizers and pesticides can move through the soil and end up in the groundwater.
Impact of Traditional Water Softeners
Traditional water softeners are common in households. We know that life with hard water means dingy clothes, dry skin, spotted glassware, clogged pipes and forking out money for repairs and extra detergents and soaps every other week. Softened water makes life easier, but it is our responsibility as homeowners to ensure that the system or service we select is environmentally-friendly as well. This means reducing or avoiding salt discharge with the softening process. One of the disadvantages of water softening systems is salt they discharge into septic or sewage systems. The salt pollution sometimes ends up seeping into groundwater sources and is not always fully filtered at wastewater facilities.
The Beauty of Portable Exchange Tank Service
There are many benefits to our portable exchange (PE) tank service, but NO salt discharge is one of the most important. You’ll get high-quality, softened water for your home without the salt discharge that many other systems leave behind. ZERO electricity, ZERO salt and ZERO groundwater contamination – plus, we can provide all of the maintenance and tank exchanges for you.
Life without groundwater is impossible, but life with contaminated groundwater is also dangerous. If you’re ready to celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week in style, investing in our environmentally-friendly PE tank service is the #1 way to get all you could ever want in softened water!