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Your options for dealing with hard water

February 24, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$5 – $10
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The Reep House Series

The Reep House Series is a monthly series of events that showcases the technology and displays at the Reep House for Sustainable Living and explores other ideas and options for living sustainably.

Learn about water softeners and salt free alternatives

water softening system at Reep House Due to our very hard water, most homeowners find that a water softener is necessary in Waterloo Region. Unfortunately, water softeners use a lot of water, which adds to your water bill. They also use salt which ends up in our rivers and lakes harming our freshwater.

This workshop features a panel of experts who will share information to help you choose the best type of softener for your home. They will expand upon the information on your options for dealing with hard water that we’ve shared in a blog post.

Come to this workshop and learn about the softener we chose for Reep House and other low-impact options.

The presenters will consider issues such as:

    • which type of softeners use less salt
    • which softeners use less water
    • alternatives to salt-based softeners

What do you want to know?

Our presenters:

Moderator: Brendan Schaefer, Manager of the Reep House for Sustainable Living


      • Presentations: 1:30 p.m.
      • Q&A: 2 p.m.
      • Open House 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advance registration is appreciated.


We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail, with a bike rack at the front of the house.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St.

If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in a small private lot off Mitchell Street. Just walk across the grass to the back of the house or use the sidewalk on Queen to enter the front of the house.


February 24, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $10
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Reep House for Sustainable Living
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Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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