Hardness, which is (usually) 75% calcium and 25% magnesium, is present in almost all waters.
If not addressed, excess hardness can cause scaling of pipes and boilers. In addition, calcium carbonate can foul and scale RO membranes, resulting in permanent RO flux decline and loss of water quality, requiring expensive cleaning or replacement. Water softeners reduce hardness to minimize scaling and fouling of expensive equipment.
Envirogen can provide this technology as a stand-alone unit, or as part of a more comprehensive water treatment plant.