What Type of Softener Salt Should I Use?

Posted by Justin Regnier on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:51 AM

Blue bags, yellow bags, green bags, oh my! What will happen if I choose the wrong one?

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Topics: water softeners, potassium chloride, water softener salt

Filtering Out PFCs PFASs and PFOs in Minnesota Drinking Water

Posted by Justin Regnier on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 08:25 AM

PFCs or more specifically, PFAs and PFOs are the subject of several ongoing studies for drinking water contamination in Minnesota and throughout the US.

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Topics: drinking water filters

How a Water Softener Works

Posted by Justin Regnier on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

How does a water softener work? Hard Water, water rich in calcium and magnesium, enters the water softener component commonly referred to as the valve.

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Topics: water softeners mn

Drinking Water - Why aren't you filtering your water?

Posted by Justin Regnier on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

A known carcinogen exists in the drinking water of virtually every city across the United States. In my home state of Minnesota, it is not hard to stumble across: Arsenic, Benzene, Disinfectant By Products (Trihalomethanes, Halo Acetic Acids), Barium, Cyanide, Fluoride, Lead, Nitrates, Herbicides, Pesticides, PCBs and Radium, to name a few.

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Topics: city water, water testing, drinking water, drinking water filters, chemicals in drinking water, drugs in drinking water

Bacteria in Drinking Water - Should We Be Concerned?

Posted by Justin Regnier on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 02:01 PM


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Topics: water testing, bacteria, ultraviolet disenfection, uv systems, well chlorination

Endocrine Disruptors Found In Minnesota's Water?

Posted by Justin Regnier on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 02:38 PM

Endocrine Disruptors - An Ongoing Concern

Kate Golden with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has reported that potential endocrine disruptors, Nonylphenol and Bisphenol A (BPA), are being found in Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers. Our Endocrine Systems are essentially made up of our glands, hormones and receptors in our bodies. Endocrine Disruptors are chemicals that change the way the Endocrine Systems work.

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Looking For A New Water Softener?

Posted by Justin Regnier on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 09:00 AM


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Topics: hard water, water softeners mn, twin tank water softeners, twin tank softener, single tank softener vs twin tank softener, water softener rental, renting a water softener, should I rent a water softener, water softener rental minnesota, water softeners, water softeners minnesota, how long does a softener last, best water softeners, water softener replacement

Nitrate Removal - Nitrate Filter Case Study

Posted by Justin Regnier on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

Nitrate Reduction System

Trinity Lutheran Family Center in Hudson, Wi had frequently tested over 10ppm (parts per million) of Nitrates which is above the MCL (maximum contamination level) set by the EPA. This resulted in required signs alerting the occupants of the building of the nitrate contamination. Because this was unacceptable for the Family Center who cares greatly for its members and children, Merle's Water Conditioning was contacted to recommend a solution.

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Topics: nitrates, nitrates in drinking water, nitrate removal, nitrate filter, commercial nitrate filter, whole house nitrate

Removing Nitrates from Drinking Water

Posted by Justin Regnier on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Nitrates In Drinking Water

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Topics: nitrates, nitrates in drinking water, nitrate removal, removing nitrates from water, nitrate filter, whole house nitrate removal

Why I Wouldn't Buy A Saltless Water Softener

Posted by Justin Regnier on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 05:00 PM

Saltless Water Softeners; Too Good To Be True?

Isn't technology great? With the internet, we can research and find out exactly what we want in a company, product or service. I'm happy you were able to find this article to warn you of the biggest danger of saltless water softeners which is the agonizing defeat to your pocketbook!

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Topics: hard water, water softeners mn, saltless water softeners, salt free water softeners

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