Water Softening – Water Softeners

The new water softening system for Huber Heights water has been turned on.  It is a membrane filtering system, not a salt system, and is currently producing softened water.  It may take a few days for the softened water to get through the entire system before full softening levels are achieved.  

If you do not have a water softener in your home, then you do not need to do anything, and you should slowly start to notice the difference in the water.  

If you currently use a water softener, it is likely set at 22 gpg, in order to get the most savings you will need to make an adjustment to your softener’s settings.  The newly softened water is reduced down to 7 gpg, and you should adjust your in-home water softener accordingly if you still desire your current softening level.  You could also bypass your in-home softener for a week or so to see if the system water is now to your liking.  In any case, make sure to adjust your softener if you maintain using it to avoid excessive salt and water use due to the newly softened water in the system.

How do I adjust my water softener?

Basic water softeners are simple to set, you just need to know the hardness level of your water. In Huber Heights, we soften to a level of 7 grains per gallon (gpg). On a basic water softener, you simply change the setting on your softener in accordance with the level. For instance, if your hardness is running at a 7, you would set it to 7 on the unit. Most of the time this is done by turning a dial or programming an electric head unit. Both are simple just follow the instructions that came with the unit. If you do not have it you can typically find a free download of your manual on line. First, look for the brand and model # on your unit. Then do a search on the internet, typing in “manual for” followed by the brand and model #.


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