Sodium & Chloride Information

The Lyon Township Sewage Treatment Plant has a groundwater discharge permit from the State of Michigan which has very strict limits on sodium and chloride levels.

If your home or business is connected to the sanitary sewer, the softener backwash is not allowed to be connected to the sanitary sewer, due to the high concentrations. 

The use of sodium chloride is also prohibited for property owners connected to the sanitary sewer, however, potassium chloride as well as others are allowed.