COVID-19 updates to project
At this time, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, do not schedule in-person service calls for this program. If you are interested in assessing the condition of your water softener in the meantime, you can complete this home softener evaluation
(link opens a SurveyMonkey survey). We plan to continue this program when public health guidelines indicate it is safe to do so.
Many water softeners in the district's service area area outdated or are not set up to run at their peak efficiency.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 aims to equip service providers with the knowledge and resources to increase the efficiency of home water softeners adn 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.