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.
“One plan was to use a commercial, salt-based water softener,” said O.G. Mills, VP of Tulsa-based OK Sales. “But the four tanks needed wouldn’t fit through the mechanical room door, and once inside, would’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.”<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>