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Old 12-10-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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I am moving into a new house, and want to put a water softener. The only place I can put it is on the garage where the main water comes into the house, as the laundry room is too small.

There's one problem, the garage doesn't have a drain where the exhuast water can go. The ceiling is more than 8" as recommended by the manufacture recommend of maximum height to run a drain line and too far to push the water across, and I can't drain it outside because it will be an environmental problem.

Where is the best place to drain the water coming out of the water softner?
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Had the water tested to even know if you need a softener?
How is the drain from a softener an environmental issue?
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I'm moving within the same MUD district, and have own this softener and moved to a new home within the same district.

The waste water from the softener is harmful to plants and the environment. I don't want to kill the garden to the neighbor which is right next to the garage.
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Punch a hole in the garage wall and install a dry well for the water. Or use the water to water your lawn.
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Not sure where your getting that info or even what a "MUD" district is.
I own three houses, all with softeners, all drain to a drywall and the grass is always greener where they drain.
Your getting some miss information.
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This is a lessened learned. In my other home, I drained it to the side of the home, thinking like you, it would water the lawn, and learned my lesson.

Grass or plants don't like salt water in the long term, it would all die.

It's also stated by the manufacturer that the salt waste water needs to be drained and not dispersed out to the lawn.
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It's overkill for just a softener but you could discharge the softener into a sewage ejector and the ejector pump would push the water to your house drains.
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