Upcoming Training

The next Salt Savers professional trainings are on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, with Level 1 training at 8 a.m. and Level 2 training at 10 a.m. Level 1 describes the connection between water softening and salt levels, and Level 2 is a more technical session focused on adjusting softeners to achieve efficiency. Sign up for one or both sessions below:

If you have any questions, contact Emily Jones, EmilyJ@madsewer.org.

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Water Softener Salt Savers Program

Many water softeners in the District's service area area outdated or are not set up to run at their peak efficiency. That's a problem because all of the salt that goes into water softeners ends up at the wastewater treatment plant, and eventually local freshwater streams. Excessive chloride (a component of salt) can threaten freshwater wildlife.  

The District's Salt Savers program is designed to equip service providers with the knowledge and resources to increase the efficiency of home water softeners and to identify softeners that are prime candidates for replacement. To encourage homeowners to participate, the district is funding discounts on services and equipment that will result in reduced salt to the sewer system. 

**This program is currently in PILOT stage in the Town of Dunn's Sanitary Districts (see map). Reimbursement of services is available only for jobs completed in homes connected to sanitary sewer service in the Town of Dunn. Check back for updates on the availability of this program in your municipality.**

If you live in the Town of Dunn, find more information about the program here

 

Trained Softener Service Providers

The service providers listed below have completed training from MMSD about salt reduction, softener efficiency, and use of the MMSD reporting app. More providers will be added to this list as they complete training. 

Different providers have different specialties, so use the information below to determine who to call for the appropriate service. For example, if you are having a new unit installed to replace a "clunker," call a service provider who has indicated that they are willing to perform installations of new efficient units in the table below.

Name Organization Contact information Evaluation of existing softener Optimization of existing softener Installation of new efficient unit Preferred brand(s) for optimizations
Dan Addie Addie Water Systems 1-800-928-1652 X X X Addie, Capital, Culligan, Fox, Hellenbrand, Morton, Omni, Supreme
Joel Addie Addie Water Systems 1-800-928-1652 X X X Addie, Capital, Culligan, Fox, Hellenbrand, Morton, Omni, Supreme
Terry Addie Addie Water Systems 1-800-928-1652 X X X Addie, Capital, Culligan, Fox, Hellenbrand, Morton, Omni, Supreme
Jason Delong Addie Water Systems 1-800-928-1652 X X X Addie, Capital, Culligan, Fox, Hellenbrand, Morton, Omni, Supreme
Brian Monroe Addie Water Systems 1-800-928-1652 X X X Addie, Capital, Culligan, Fox, Hellenbrand, Morton, Omni, Supreme
John Menz AirWater 608-831-3033 X   X HydroFlow salt-free water conditioner (installations)
 Pat Ace All Comfort Services 608-838-7300 X X X Capital, Fox, Hellenbrand
Rich Hoeth All Comfort Services 608-838-7300 X X X Capital, Fox, Hellenbrand
Gary Kunkel All Comfort Services 608-838-7300 X X X Capital, Fox, Hellenbrand
William Hartin Capital Water 608-241-1511 X X X Addie, Capital, Fox, Hellenbrand
Scott O'Connell Capital Water 608-241-1511 X X X Addie, Capital, Fox, Hellenbrand
Reid Carrick Culligan Total Water 608-226-5270 X X X All
Lucas Carlino Culligan Total Water 608-221-2236 X X X All
Nick Judd Culligan Total Water 608-221-2236 X X X All
Derek Quam Culligan Total Water 608-221-2236 X X X All
John Schmit Culligan Total Water 608-221-2236 X X X All
Mike Harshbarger Dave Jones, Inc. csr@davejones.com
608-222-8490
X X X Hellenbrand
Bob Ostby Dave Jones, Inc. csr@davejones.com
608-222-8490
X X X Hellenbrand
Scott Prochaska Dave Jones, Inc. csr@davejones.com
608-222-8490
X X X Hellenbrand
Jodie Wilson Dave Jones, Inc. csr@davejones.com
608-222-8490
X X X Hellenbrand
Derek Below Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Doug Bernards Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Kyle Bettilyon Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Adam Dahms Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Patrick Hughes Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Jamie Pulvermacher Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Geoff Yenter Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All
Dave Zuhde Hellenbrand 608-849-5717 X X X All