Does a water softener remove fluoride?
Fluoride levels are not affected when you soften water.
A Harvey Water Softener™ only exchanges positively charged ions such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
Fluoride, chloride, sulphate and nitrate are negatively charged so won’t be removed during the softening process.
Reverse osmosis units remove fluoride:
If your natural water supply has excessive fluoride, we can fit a reverse osmosis unit to reduce levels or remove it completely from your drinking water.
Reverse osmosis units use a semi-permeable membrane which allows water molecules through, but blocks larger molecules, including contaminants and impurities. Minerals, such as fluoride, that are dissolved in the natural water supply are also removed, leaving you with completely pure water.