WQRF Softeners and Septic Performance Toolkit


Water softeners and septic systems are often found on the same property and, in the majority of these cases, no problems are indicated. Yet, there have been sporadic, mostly anecdotal reports of issues related to the combined use of these kinds of equipment at some sites. Experts in both fields are working together to better understand the interactions involved between water softeners and onsite wastewater systems. A study by Virginia Tech researchers indicates that well-operated softeners will not harm – and could even aid – septic systems.