‘Salinity Fact Sheet’ put out by CA agencies
(8/27/2009) -- FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — Water and wastewater agencies in Southern California have produced a “Salinity Fact Sheet,” the purpose of which, as they put it, is “to help inform the discussion around Assembly Bill 1366, which is intended to restrict the use of self-regenerating water softeners to help control salinity in our water supplies.”
Southern California Salinity Coalition: Salinity Fact Sheet
(8/27/2009) SCSC -- Salinity is viewed as one of the most under-recognized water-quality threats in the southwest. Referred to as total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity is the concentration of dissolved mineral salts in water. Typical salts include calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfate, and chloride.
Chloride in Santa Clarita
(11/4/2008) -- The installation of automatic water softeners—the kind that use rock salt or potassium chloride pellets—has been banned in the Santa Clarita Valley since 2003. Though the majority of households do NOT have automatic water softeners, many units continue to be used.
Take the Rebate and Run: Up to $2,000 for your Automatic Water Softener
(11/4/2008) -- To obtain an application for the Automatic Water Softener Rebate Program, please click the link below. Be sure to complete the application, and sign it prior to mailing. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. The application can be mailed or faxed to (562) 908-4224.
(11/4/2008) -- Voters approved the Santa Clara River Chloride Reduction Ordinance of 2008. The ordinance will take effect January 1, 2009. The ordinance prohibits residential automatic water softeners in the Santa Clarita Valley. The ordinance can be obtained by following the link [in the article].