News & Updates


Mar, 2011

Detergent Study WQA

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 16 Mar, 2011 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

LISLE, Illinois – Consumers can cut back on dish and laundry detergent use by 50 percent or more and lower washing machine temperatures from hot to cold just by using softened water, as shown by two new independent studies that were recently released. The benefits of softened water in people’s daily lives are significant, said Peter Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association. These studies show how consumers can save money and energy by softening their water. The detergent savings studies conducted by the independent testing firm Scientific Services S/D, […]


Battelle Study Press Release

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 25 Feb, 2011 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

LISLE, Illinois — Water softeners can save significant amounts of money and energy in the home, a major new study by the independent Battelle Institute revealed. Softeners help preserve the efficiency of water heaters and major appliances and keep showers and faucets unclogged, the report found. The study was commissioned by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) in 2009. Battelle Memorial Institute is a renowned independent testing and research facility dedicated to applied science and technology development. Among some of the key findings of the study: Gas water heaters: Gas […]