Softeners are an important appliance to prevent scale build-up on fixtures in your home plumbing, such as your water heater.
However, some water softeners might be using more salt than is needed to treat your water. We are encouraging people to Be Salt Wise! by checking to see if their water softener is running at optimal efficiency. It only takes one teaspoon of salt to pollute five gallons of water. By using only the necessary amount of salt, we can all help protect fresh water from pollution.
Head to your basement or utility closet to see if your softener is Salt Wise!