At 10 grains of hardness per gallon, water is considered hard, and over time, calcium and bicarbonate scale become a problem for system components. The water at Ft. Sill measures a whopping 27 grains per gallon.
â€śOne plan was to use a commercial, salt-based water softener,â€ť said O.G. Mills, VP of Tulsa-based OK Sales. â€śBut the four tanks needed wouldnâ€™t fit through the mechanical room door, and once inside, wouldâ€™ve taken up far too much space. On top of that, the sheer amount of salt used to regenerate the water softeners would have required additional storage, constant attention from a service tech and an expense to treat all the water that would have made it nearly cost prohibitive.â€ť<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>