You may think that all water is the same; however, it is not. Have you ever heard a plumber use the terms hard water or soft water and then wondered what they mean, or perhaps have been curious about which type of water you have in your home? Depending on the type of water you have, you may very well have to address the different issues that come with each type.
Though most of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, less than one percent of it is suitable for use by humans. This fact underscores the need to preserve what is a valuable and limited resource. The average American household uses 260 gallons of this precious commodity on a daily basis and much of it goes to waste, largely through waiting for water to heat up for showers and baths. Note that the water itself is not the only thing going to waste; a lot of energy is also used in the delivery of water to communities.