California water agency’s misguided attempt to ban water softeners
The Salt Institute warns that a water agency’s ban of residential water softeners in a corner of California’s San Bernardino County would deprive homeowners of energy savings and do harm to the environment. The ban should not be enforced.
“The eight cities and water districts affected by this ban of water softeners should exercise their legal right to not enforce it,” said Salt Institute President Lori Roman. “Water softening protects homes, household budgets and the environment and should not be made the scapegoat in a larger battle over California water. Homeowners with water softeners are not the cause of salinity issues.”