The smart softening system of the WaterMax® does not permit regenerant or salt to enter the drinking water supply when in operation. The regenerant is only used to clean the resin inside the tank, which is then flushed down the drain during regeneration.
A frequent misconception is that water from a water softener contains too much sodium for consumption. In reality there is only a small amount of sodium in soft water. The average amount of sodium in a quart of water from a water softener is 75 to 100mg, which is less than the amount of sodium in a slice of bread. However, if this small amount of sodium is a concern, a WaterMax® system can use potassium chloride to regenerate the water softener. A Reverse Osmosis system can be used with a water softener to provide sodium free drinking water.