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Question: irrigation


HI CALL ME MARCO VORREI MAKE AN IRRIGATION PLANT IN MY GARDEN BUT THE ONLY CINNAMON THAT BRINGS I WATER TO THE GARDEN IS WATER THAT COMES FROM WATER SOFTENER ... CAN I WET THE LAWN AND OTHER PLANTS WITH THIS WATER ??? WAITING FOR A VS ANSWER I BRING YOU GREAT DISTINCTIONS AND I MAKE YOU CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE SITE VERY WELL DONE

Answer: irrigation


Dear Marco,
the possibility of reusing the water of the softener to water the garden depends on the technology of the softener, and on what type of filters is or is not equipped; the most common water softeners are those that use large quantities of sea salt, this salt is released into the water, in the form of firm ions, which replace the calcium ions of limestone (more or less). The water that comes out of the water softener does not taste good and is not drinkable, as it contains a good amount of sodium in it, in fact in this type of system it is foreseen the presence of a filter on the kitchen water taps home; the water that comes from this type of water softener cannot be used in the garden, because it damages the plants, if it does not do it over time. IF you have this type of softener, before using the water for watering, you should equip your system with a filter to collect the sodium ions contained in the water. However, other types of purifiers are also widespread, such as reverse osmosis plants, which produce excellent water, also useful for watering the garden; in addition to this, this type of plant produces wastewater, which can be recycled for garden watering.
In theory you should have documentation that describes the type of water that comes out of the pipes in your home, check that the one that comes out in the garden is not added with substances such as sodium.