This next presentation is of Salts in well water, the major source of which is softener backwash. Most backwash is pumped into septic systems, which will destroy the cement of the septic and is against public health code for a very good reason. The water pumped into the septic system goes back into the water a well draws from.
|Test||Average value||High||Okay||% Okay|
|SALTS in mg/L|
|above 250||100 to 250|
|chlorides with softener||138.84||147||358||583||53.58%|
|chlorides without softener||69.04||0||923||2789||75.13%|
|above 100||28 to 100|
|more than 2500||500 to 2500||Above Average|
|potassium not treated||4.75||0||0||23||71||75.53%|
The wells with problem salts that do not have softeners are linked to their neighbors softener backwash except in only 4 cases where the wells have road salt drain over them.