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Do you know water softeners? Take our new quiz!1 min read

Aug 31, 2022 < 1 min

Do you know water softeners? Take our new quiz!1 min read

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You can soften efficiently to save water and salt

For most of us, water softeners are a “set it and forget it”  device. But it’ s worth looking at how you soften water. That softener hidden in the basement uses water and salt…  maybe more than you realize or need.

Take the quiz!
Want to test your water softener knowledge? Maybe learn something new? Take this quick online quiz about water softeners and hard water.

Learn more
If you want a crash course on hard water or efficient softening, check out the Water Softener Facts website, created by the Region of Waterloo and the City of Guelph. It includes a Buyer’s Guide to efficient softeners and handy maps to check the water hardness where you live.

If you are softening water, you’ll benefit from doing so efficiently. This can save you money AND lower your environmental impact. Salt flushed down the drain by our softeners is a contributor to salt pollution in our drinking water.


One way to soften smarter is to soften only your home’s hot water. The Region currently has a $50 Water Softener Plumbing Rebate for people who make the switch. Learn more here and consider if this option is right for you.