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NSF/ANSI 44-2021

Residential Cation Exchange Water Softeners

The manual, auto-initiated, and demand-initiated regeneration (DIR) residential cation exchange water softeners addressed by this Standard are designed for the reduction of specific substances that may be present in drinking water (public or private) considered to be microbiologically safe and of known quality. Systems covered under this standard are intended to reduce hardness affecting the aesthetic quality of water. The established health hazards, barium and radium, are optional performance claims addressed by this Standard. Systems with manufacturer claims that include components or functions covered under other NSF or NSF/ANSI Standards or Criteria shall conform to the applicable requirements therein. Systems covered by this Standard are not intended to be used with drinking water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

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