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water softener

1. any substance that lessens the hardness of water, usually by precipitating or absorbing calcium and magnesium ions
2. a tank, apparatus, or chemical plant that is used to filter or treat water to remove chemicals that cause hardness

water softener

An apparatus which chemically removes the calcium and magnesium salts from a water supply, usually by ion exchange. Also see zeolite.
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Water softeners are also still with us, although the original formulation has been altered because of the environmental consequences of phosphate.
For five years, the county district and the city of Santa Clarita have been urging residents to get rid of water softeners that send salts into sewers.
Whereas a water softener treats the water for the whole house, you can take a more tactical approach with a scale reducer, fitting it immediately before the scale-forming appliances such as water heaters, combination boilers and electric showers.
GE is introducing a new water softener that not only reduces hard water, it also gives consumers the ability to easily monitor and adjust the softness of their water.
To help one lucky San Antonio resident battle the area's hard water, Texas All Pro will be giving away a free 60,000 grain water softener after All Pro's Facebook page reaches 500 likes.
At this point the water softener will need to be run on an alternate cycle called regeneration.
Ziolo makes these orange magnetic beads in an ion-exchange resin used commercially as a water softener.
CHICAGO -- Culligan, a leading global innovator of advanced filtration and water softening solutions for more than 70 years, unveiled its innovative High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener as part of its Culligan Matrix Solutions[TM] water treatment systems, which provide greater flexibility, speed to market and cost savings to commercial and industrial companies.
17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Clear Water makes it impossible to put off buying that water softener system or home water filtration system.
com)-- Amex Co introduced the concept of an eco-friendly water softener to the market in addition to several other products like a cosmetic refrigerator.
The 6,500-or-so salt-generating water softener units in the Santa Clarita Valley responsible for discharging one-third of the salt in wastewater released from two local treatment plants, according to the sanitation district.
Culligan([c]), a 75-year global leader of innovative water treatment systems, is helping homeowners to achieve these savings with the national launch of its new Culligan High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener, which uses patented "smart" electronics to deliver economic, efficiency and environmental benefits.