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Rent vs Purchase

bucket of crumpled up bills

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. 





$30 + tax

2 years









no contract







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

*purchase price based on Fleck 5600-75

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

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