Kennet Water just posted a very interesting article -
"Hosepipe bans, officially called temporary use bans, came into effect in seven water companies on the 5th April. Saving water has therefore become a very newsworthy item and an equally worthy goal for everyone to aim for.It seems its getting more and more important, environmentally, to save our water, and since water softeners lessen overall use anyway, I would definitely recommend using this Water Saving Coral Softener (low-regen), to reduce use even further.Not only does it have all the great benefits of softened water come with it, but it also has one of the lowest prices on the market today, usually starting at £424!Take a closer look at the model spec, and buy online here
Water softeners can help to save water as they make household tasks like cleaning and washing easier by eliminating lime scale and reducing the amount of detergent needed. This is in addition to the recognised benefits in energy saving in heating systems.
In new dwellings, design water consumption is limited to 125 l/person/day Where a water softener is installed, the calculation of the water for regeneration is ignored if it is 4% or less of the softened water produced. This recognises the low carbon footprint of an efficient water softener"