Apr 15, 2014

WQA Encourages Environmental Stewardship

New publication features tips to promote efficient water softening practices

Water Quality Assn. Water-softening Practices Getting Smart with Softeners

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is promoting environmental stewardship and resource conservation with the release of a new pocket-sized booklet for consumers and water treatment professionals. Designed to be durable as well as portable, “Getting Smart with Softeners” features guidance and tips intended promote efficient water softening practices.

Through this special publication, water treatment industry professionals are encouraged to follow a set of best practices developed by the association pertaining to the sale, installation and maintenance of residential self-generating water softeners. These guidelines are intended to help water treatment professionals choose efficient softener technologies and system settings while also sizing and installing equipment for maximum efficiency. WQA sought advice from industry professionals and turned to current scientific research in developing these guidelines.

Consumers will benefit from the extensive set of tips to help them avoid the waste or excessive usage of water in every area of the home, including the kitchen, bathroom, basement and yard. Each tip is labeled under one of three categories — “quick fixes,” “smart upgrades” or “great investments” — to help guide consumers in making changes that fit their budgets and living situations.

The booklet is available for digital download. Print samples may be obtained by contacting Daniel LeBlanc at [email protected], and content questions may be directed to Kimberly Redden at [email protected].