Can I continue to use my water softener?

Yes.  However, the treated water will contain less hardness than the well water.   Since the new water contains lower hardness, changing the softener settings for the lower hardness (15 grains per gallon) will enable your softener to operate at its best efficiency, and use less salt than it did when softening the well water.  Also, since the manganese and iron concentrations will be near zero, you should not need to use salt that contains “iron out”, “iron fighter” or “rust defense”. 

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1. When will the transition occur?
2. How will the well water be removed from the system?
3. How long will it take for treated water to reach my house?
4. How will water quality be affected during the transition from well water to treated water?
5. What is the quality of the treated river water?
6. Are Chloramines safe?
7. What monitoring will occur to ensure my water is safe to drink?
8. Will the treated water impact my pet fish?
9. How will the treated water quality impact my home or business?
10. Can I continue to use my water softener?
11. Will the transition flushing that flushes the old water from the system be similar to the Fall/Winter 2021 flushing program?
12. Do I need to adjust or replace my water heater?
13. Who do I contact for more information?