289 Hiawatha Ave

West Saint Paul, MB

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(204) 333-9250

Can A Water Softener Cause Water Pressure Issues?

Hard water problems are increasing in Manitoba, and as most people know the most reliable way to bring the water from hard to soft is with a water softener. That being the case the number of water softeners in Manitoba has risen over the years. In some cases, there is a concern from some homeowners […]

Water Softener Service Flow Rate

What is the Service Flow Rate? The number of gallons per minute of softened water that a softener can produce is considered to be the service flow rate. You see, water softening isn’t an instant process. The water needs to be in contact with the softening resin long enough for the process to be completed. […]

Water Softener Capacity

Water Softener Capacity What Does Water Softener Capacity Mean? Water softener capacity is the amount of hardness that a softener can remove before it must go through a regeneration cycle. As your home’s water flows through the softener, the softening resin grabs onto hardness minerals, Calcium & magnesium, removing them from going into your home. […]


In my day-to-day interaction with customers here at Affordable Water Treatments, the questions and concerns people have when purchasing a new water softener/filter become pretty commonplace in the conversations I have daily. As a service provider in water treatment/purification, I have heard the same questions time and time again so I decided to write an […]

Hard Water and Soap

Water has been tagged the universal solvent because it can dissolve and absorb many of the minerals and chemicals it comes in contact with. Water by itself however does not do as well in removing stains and dirt from laundry, floors, skin, and other areas because a lot of the dirt and stains contain oil […]

Does a water softener need routine maintenance?

Water Softener Maintenance and Repair Before I begin I want to point out that if you do any maintenance or repair work yourself check your owner’s manual so you don’t void any warranties which may create more problems that you don’t want. At Affordable Water our trained professionals can repair any problems you may have […]

What is a Water Softener Jacket

The benefits of a water softener tank jacket You may have noticed that your water softener is sweating. This sweat may run off the tank and destroy the floor around your water softener. Here’s the best way to solve this issue: Why is your water softener tank sweating? Condensation leads to the formation of water […]

When Were Water Softeners Invented?

A Brief History Of The Water In Manitoba, water softeners are very common because of the level of hardness in our water. Although most rural homes on well water today have a water softener, this was not always the case. When Did That Change? Where did we come up with the terms “hard” & “soft” […]

Water Softener Brine Tank Keeps Overflowing

Why your water softener brine tank keeps overflowing Once in a while, you may experience water flowing from your water softener brine tank to the floor of your utility room or wherever you have placed your filter. What should you do? If your water softener brine tank overflows; it does not necessarily mean that you […]

What You Need To Know About Manganese

All you need to know about manganese Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral in the environment, and it’s also a very abundant metal found in water, soil, air, and on the earth’s surface. Human activities like industrial discharges and mining have caused manganese to spread to both surface water and groundwater though in some cases, […]