This is Lisa Ridgely, deputy editor of Contracting Profits magazine, and today’s CleanLink Minute focuses on water sources for dilution control.

Whether a dilution control system relies on a gravity system or an eductor system that uses water pressure to draw the solution out for dispensing, systems need water to operate.

Units do not need to be located directly next to a water source, but should be close enough for a hose to reach them. Some units provide low- and high-flow options, which are tailored to filling small bottles and large buckets, respectively.

Using hard water can create a buildup of lime and other mineral deposits in a dilution control unit, but a filter can be placed in the water line to help prevent that. Some systems are self-contained, and are made to be recycled once the chemical is depleted. These would be less likely to suffer from water mineral buildup.