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What Hard Water Costs

the Average Family

 

NATIONAL AVERAGES COMPILED FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES

WATER CONDITIONING RESEARCH COUNCIL   NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION  

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE BOARD    ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA RESEARCH STUDY  

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE   US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR     US BUREAU OF STANDARDS    

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS     UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO   AMERICAN LAUNDRY INSTITUTE

 

FOLLOWING STATS ARE BASED ON THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY OF FOUR

 

AVERAGE WATER HARDNESS

 

10 GRAINS PER GALLON

 

AREAS OF COST SAVINGS

AVERAGE FAMILY

MONTHLY COSTS

PERCENT

SAVINGS

AVERAGE FAMILY

MONTHLY SAVINGS

Plumbing & Appliances:

Water heaters, dishwashers, coffee machines, irons, pipes, washing machines, faucets, washers.

$10.00 /month

75%

$7.50 /month

Cooking & Coffee:

Tea, sugar, drink mixes, canning...

$9.88 /month

25%

$2.47 /month

Personal Care Items:

Slips, lingerie, hand creams...

$5.07 /month

30%

$1.52 /month

Linens & Clothing:

Wear 20 - 40% faster with hard water

$50.00 /month

30%

$15.00 /month

Energy Consumption:

Gas 29%, Electricity 22%

$26.67 /month

20%

$5.33 /month

Soaps & Cleaning Aids:

Laundry, dishwashing, bathing, complexion soap, shave creams, shampoos, hair conditioners, cream rinse, car wash soaps, all purpose cleaners... 

$86.00 /month

75%

$64.50 /month

Bottled/Drinking Water:

Juices, coffee, tea, cooking (based on 3/4 gal/day/$.75/gallon)

$67.50 /month

100%

$67.50 /month

Labour time/cost:

Spots, streaks, scum, rings (based on min wage $7.00/hour)

$84.00 /month

(12 hours)

50%

$42.00 /month

(6 hours)

       
DAILY TOTAL $8.39 /DAY   $5.39 /DAY
MONTHLY TOTAL $255.12 /MONTH   $163.83 /MONTH
YEARLY TOTAL $3,061.44 /YEAR   $1,965.90 /YEAR
5 YEAR TOTAL $15,307.20 / 5 YEAR   $9,829.50 /5 YEAR
10 YEAR TOTAL $30,614.40 /10 YEAR   $19,659.00 /10 YEAR

 

HEALTH AND WELFARE CANADA     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)   MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

ALL STATE THAT A PERSON SHOULD DRINK 6 -8 GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY (APPROX 1/2 GALLON PER DAY)

AND USE QUALITY WATER FOR COOKING, COFFEES, TEAS, JUICES ETC.

 

Based on these figures it is easy to see how installing a water filtration system in the home

will rapidly pay for itself as an investment and provide water that will help promote good health.

 

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