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continue our conversation.The drain from the softener head or the brine tank?
Ok, you have to pipe it to a drain. We use vinyl tubing. The drain must be trapped so one option if it's nearby is to dump it into a washing machine stand pipe. But it also must discharge through an air gap to avoid sucking dirty drain water back into the softener. Do you have a washing machine nearby?
It must be piped to a drain not just dumped on the ground. This is the drain from the backwash cycle when the softener is flushed out periodically. You can expect A LOT of water from it.