I think we seriously need a water softener. Our area has a new water provider. The water comes all the way from La Mesa Dam in Quezon City and it is common knowledge that this water has passed through a lot of purification and chlorination. The process makes the supply water quite "hard" which means soap is not as "sudsy" as before. I've been looking at Aquatell water softeners and I think I should really get one before all my pots, pans and appliances and water heater succumb to scaling.