FAQs Categories: Drinking softened water

Should I use a separate, unsoftened tap for drinking water?

It is recommended to have a separate tap to provide unsoftened water, but there are no legal requirements. A hard water drinking tap is installed as standard, so that you can choose your preferred drinking water while using softened water and its many other benefits around your home. The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations requires […]

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Is softened water safe to drink?

Softened water is considered safe to drink in the majority of cases. How can water that contains salt be safe to drink? The first misconception is that softened water contains salt – in fact it doesn’t even enter the water supply, it is only used to soften the resin. If we break this down into […]

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Is softened water ok for pets to drink?

Softened water is safe for most pets to drink. The only exceptions for softened water are some exotic, tropical or ornamental fish. We recommend getting advice from an aquaculturist if you’re unsure. EU Directive on water quality: Softened water meets the EU Directive on water quality, meaning it is safe for human consumption. This includes […]

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What does softened water taste like?

The taste of softened water is dependent on your incoming water supply. Whatever you are used to is usually the preference. In tests, most people do prefer how softened water tastes in tea and coffee. The most amount of chlorine is present in hard water areas, so it can overpower the flavour, making the taste […]

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Can I use softened water for mixing baby feeds?

We generally don’t recommend using softened water with baby feed. You can use softened water for baby feeds if the sodium concentration is below the 200 mg/l limit for sodium. So, it isn’t recommended if you are unsure of your water’s sodium concentration – which is likely in most cases. The 200 mg/l sodium level […]

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How many people drink softened water?

Millions! During the 1920’s and 1930’s water softeners started to be sold to home owners to improve the taste of drinking water. In the USA there is no myth surrounding drinking softened water, over 1 million people a year have a water softener installed. There are millions of water softeners in everyday use in American […]

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