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I am doing a research project I was hoping you could supply some data for me

How many homes in the US, in Canada, in Central America, in South America, in Europe, Asia and so forth use water softeners? What % of those are salt, salt free, reverse osmosis and  magnetic.

Within those categories what is the market share of the top 5 to-10 brands brand by brand..

Is there a trend which way people are going or are things pretty stagnate.

If you don't know these things could you direct me to where I might them

Thank you for your help

Kenn Andrews

Hello Kenn,
I don't have the slightest idea what any of those numbers are.  You may want to check with the American Water Resources Association ( http://www.awra.org/ ) or the American Water Works Association ( http://www.awwa.org/ )  They probably don't have the worldwide numbers but may have the US figures and may be able to point you to foreign contacts.
Good luck,


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I will answer questions on residential water treatment, i.e. use of softeners, filters, reverse osmosis systems, disinfection, iron and/or sediment removal and other issues facing the homeowner. I have worked extensively with well water systems.


I have worked in the water treatment area for many years as a consultant and as a professional environmental engineer in the private industry sector. I have designed reverse osmosis, deionization, and water softening systems. I have also done work in water quality and stream and river remediation as it relates to the Clean Water Act.

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