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Can the brine in a softener become contaminated?

There has never been a recorded problem involving the contamination of brine in water softeners. 

It’s extremely unlikely to happen, because:  

  • brine kills germs and viruses 
  • the water softener is continually rinsed thoroughly 
  • any bacteria left would be of the low HPC variety, which are harmless. 

If you didn’t use a water softener for a very long time, it’s theoretically possible that contamination could occur in a stagnant tank. It would be easy to tell, because there would be a strong and unpleasant smell that would make the water very difficult to drink.  

Harvey is the UK’s number one brand for water softeners. Your Harvey water softener simply connects to your home water supply, slots under the sink, and begins the softening process. You can book a no-obligation demonstration with one of our experts to learn more about our water softeners – get in touch today. Book now