Rent vs Purchase

A water softener is a household appliance that you will use everyday. A water softener will pay for itself. A quality water softener with proper care will last 12-15 years.


  • Rental water softeners are typically used softeners recycled from one house to another.

  • Water treatment dealers love this as they keep making money on used, refurbished equipment.

  • Rentals typically come with a minimum 2 year contract.

  • Older softeners are not as efficient and may use more salt & more water.

  • There is no knowing what kind or water was going through the softener before you received it!



Installation fee

Cost per month

Minimum contract term

Upfront cost:

Total cost:  2 years

Total cost:  5 years

Total cost: 12 years


*12-15 years is the average life of a quality water softener. 





$29 + tax

2 years









no contract







*prices & terms are representative of the national average. Prices may be higher or lower in your area.

Dakota Water Treatment does not offer water treatment products for rent.  

We do not feel it is in the best interest of the consumer.