"Why would we be getting green staining and scale buildup? We have a mutual water company supplying the water, with no elevated levels of anything- slightly alkaline dissolved solids of 30. For 8 years we have been renting a water softener, charcoal filter and R/O system ($67/month). Plumber claims we should not be getting these kinds of problems which could lead to leaks in copper plumbing."
The Water Doctor Responded:
I think you should test your treated water:
- Green stains are often a sign of electrolysis, which is when copper is being leached from the copper tubing. It will eventually cause leaks. You need to have your "treated water" tested for copper; and
- If your water softener is working properly, you should not have any scale. It may not be working properly or is not programmed correctly.
By the way, you have spent almost $6,500.00 on your rental equipment which you indicate is less than satisfactory. Renting equipment is a great deal... for the water treatment dealer, but bad for the consumer!