When you soften water using a water softener, does the sodium level increase in my water? Is it safe to drink soft water? Will my water taste salty from using salt and a water softener? How much salt is added to my water using a water softener? These questions are presented to our staff when discussing water, specifically using a water softener within a home. As part of the water softening process, salt must be used to make soft water. How much salt is needed depends on the hardness of your home’s water, the number of people living and size of the water softener in the home.
In an Environmental Protection Agency study, an eight ounce glass of soft water has less than 12.5 milligrams of sodium. This falls in the “very low sodium” category according to the Food and Drug Administration. Read more