San Juan Bautista City Well #6. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

San Juan Bautista explores new solutions for water problems

City Council targets reducing chlorides with a potential ban on water softeners and technology to remove nitrates from well water.

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Water softeners are a hard problem

Salts and chlorides are not good for the groundwater basin

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COMMENTARY: Water softener ordinance part of a long-range plan to protect groundwater

Strategy is to reduce the amount of salts in wastewater