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Hard water mini tap

Modern water softener installations typically have a third hard water mini tap or 3-way tap fitted as part of the installation

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Unlike the USA or the rest of Europe, in the UK there is a recommendation that means where practical a tap must be left un-softened in the house. In practice this means a third mini tap at the sink. The two main pillar taps are softened and the mini tap provides un-softened water.

Everyone can drink softened water unless they are on a medically supervised sodium restricted diet or a baby less than six months old on bottle feed .

Softened water makes a stronger flavoured tea, you don't get a 'skin' on it and you don't get scale in the kettle. The fact is unlike naturally occurring soft water, softened water has no link to increased occurrence of cardiovascular disease because it has exactly the same amount of dissolved solids in it as hard water. All we have done is exchanged calcium and magnesium ions that cause scale and soap scum for sodium ions that do not.

In fact, Gall stone treatments include the advice to drink plenty of softened water.




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