Mandatory Policy to protect Sewer System
If a water softener is used, the drain must be piped outside of the sanitary sewer system. The added water and chloride (salt) is highly detrimental to the system.
The State of Michigan has a limit on chloride discharge at the Treatment Site. As noted previously to all customers, if a softener discharge is found connected to the sanitary sewer drain, the owner may be assessed a charge for inspection and all repair costs.