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Kim Coleman

water softener problem

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Hi,I hope someone can help me with this unusual problem. I had a water softener that that was not working and it was only 3 years old. We (my husband and I) decided to replace it and when our friend who is a plumber took out the discharge drain hose, he found it was shoved down the drain so far it was backwashing sewer water. The smell was horrible, My fear is my 2 kids age 18 and 19 have not been feeling well and have had unexplained weight loss. Could the sewer water have backed all the way up to the water softener and contaminated our water that we drink and bathe and wash our clothes in. If so could my kids and my husband and I have parasite infections or bacterial infections and not know. How do you test for this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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