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REEP Green Home Workshop: Water Softening and Conditioning Options

REEP Green Solutions

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

REEP Green Home Workshop: Water Softening and...

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Eco-Conscious Cures for the Hard Water Blues

Waterloo Region gets the majority of its drinking water from the ground. This ‘hard’ mineral-rich water leaves spots on our glasses, does not lather soap well, and leaves lime deposits in our coffee pots, kettles, and water heaters.

A recent Region of Waterloo study determined which water softeners use the lowest amounts of water, energy and salt. Steve Gombos of the Region of Waterloo will present the results of this study and will discuss alternative salt-free water conditioning options.

 Workshop Includes

  • Introduction to urban stormwater management
  • Overview of 'hard' and 'soft' water and the environmental impacts of softening water
  • Review of water softeners that use less water, energy and salt
  • Review of salt-free conditioning options


Your Presenters

  • Cheryl Evans, Water Education Coordinator, REEP Green Solutions
  • Steve Gombos, Water Efficiency Manager, Region of Waterloo


Workshops are Free of Charge

You are welcome to make a donation to help us create healthier homes and sustainable communities in Waterloo Region. Gifts of $20 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt.


Parking Information

Parking in the Joseph Schneider Haus lot at the corner of Mill Street and Queen. There is no event parking at REEP House. We encourage you to walk, cycle or take public transportation when visiting REEP House.


About This Workshop and the RAIN Program

At REEP Green Home Workshops, REEP third-party experts and industry specialists provide you with the hands-on information on a variety of topics, to get you started. This particular workshop is part of the RAIN program, which promotes an ecological approach to stormwater management. Click here to view the workshops page on REEP website.


This Workshop is Supported by:

Green Communities Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Earth Day Canada - Sobeys Community Environment Fund, the City of Kitchener’s Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF), and Ontario Power Authority.


About REEP Green Solutions

REEP Green Solutions is an environmental non-profit charitable organization empowering our community towards healthier homes and sustainable living. Through innovative programs and services, public education, collaborative research, and community partnerships, REEP provides the tools and knowledge people need to take positive environmental action. Click here to visit our website

Have questions about REEP Green Home Workshop: Water Softening and Conditioning Options? Contact REEP Green Solutions

When & Where

REEP House for Sustainable Living
20 Mill Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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