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Kaysville-based purification system uses no salt
by TOM BUSSELBERG
May 30, 2014 | 3630 views | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Nuvo water purification system - courtesy photo
Nuvo water purification system - courtesy photo
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KAYSVILLE —  A water softening system based in Kaysville is growing by leaps and bounds.

Nuvo H2O Salt Free Water Softening System is an ion system using no salt that treats hard water.

“Ours is a newer technology,” said CEO Scott Wilson. “We deal with hard water in a different system. It’s a salt-free water softening technology.”

With an ion exchange system it’s not necessary to worry about water temperature or pH levels, he said.

Traditional systems replace the magnesium and calcium found in water with sodium. His does not.

“What we do is leave the minerals in,’ Wilson said. “We’re just creating an environment where they can’t create scales.”

The pH level is lowered and a citrus-based formula employed. It binds with those minerals, which can pass through without creating scales, he explained.

“Minerals are a good thing for you, calcium and magnesium are good. We’re able to keep them in and accomplish the same thing,” Wilson said.

“It’s healthier, much more environmentally friendly,” he said. “We’re not adding sodium into the water supply.”

Wilson said 36 municipalities across the country have banned salt systems, because they’re adding salt to wastewater. For every gallon of water that is treated, a gallon can be wasted in those systems.

Many water softener systems have tanks nearly the size of a human being. By contract, his uses no electricity, and measures 30 inches high.

“It’s much less expensive and you don’t have to lug in the salt,” Wilson said. A cartridge has to be replaced every six months or so.

The company employes nearly 30 people, plus a contracted call center. Distribution comes through about 500 plumbing supply stores. For example, all Utah Ace Hardware outlets will be carrying the system, Wilson said.

Company founder Laird Washburn is a Kaysville resident.

“We’re growing rapidly,” Wilson said. “This April we tripled the profit we did last year in that single month alone.”

For more information, visit nuvoh2o.com/water-Softener‎or call 855-688-6426.

 

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msatin
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June 02, 2014
If you don't actually remove the hardness minerals, you are not softening the water, you are simply conditioning it not to form hard crystalline scale. You form soft amorphous scale, and studies at the University of Arizona have shown that both hard and soft scale have a tendency to encourage microbial growth in pipes, faucets and shower heads. The only way to eliminate this is through the complete removal of hardness minerals as in traditional ion exchange water softening.
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