Culligan Presents the Big Ten Network Football Preview Tour

Football season is just around the corner, which seems unbelievable considering summer started yesterday. (Didn’t it?)

But sure enough, here it is. And once again, Culligan is presenting the Big Ten Network’s summer football tour.

The BTN bus is rolling through Big Ten country, previewing each team’s upcoming season. The Hoosiers and the Buckeyes already had their closeup this week! Our favorite part, of course, is the bus. Have you seen it?

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She’s a beauty.

Who are you rooting for this Big Ten season? Make sure you keep an eye on the tour schedule, and stop by to snap a photo with the bus. Bonus points if you get the Culligan logo in your photo. Once you do, head over to our Facebook page and share! We’d love to see our favorite Big Ten fans showing their team — and Culligan — spirit!

Want to keep an eye on the bus? Below is the remaining training camp tour schedule:

Maryland: Thursday, Aug. 7

Rutgers: Friday, Aug. 8

Penn State: Saturday, Aug. 9

Michigan: Monday, Aug. 11

Michigan State: Tuesday, Aug. 12

Purdue (at St. Joseph’s College): Wednesday, Aug. 13

Northwestern (at Camp Kenosha): Thursday, Aug. 14

Wisconsin: Friday, Aug. 15

Minnesota: Saturday, Aug. 16

Nebraska: Monday, Aug. 18

Iowa: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Illinois: Wednesday, Aug. 20

 

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Girl Scouts team up with Culligan for car wash

Another week here at Culligan Nation!

We thought we’d start Monday off right with these great photos sent to us from our friends at Culligan of Canal Winchester, Ohio. The girls of Girl Scout Troop #1317 had a great time scrubbing cars and making them shine – including our very own Culligan van!

As always, we love to help out in our local communities when we can, and it’s a bonus when we get some clean delivery vans out of the deal. We wish the girls the very best, and Culligan was so happy to host the car wash!

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10 Things You Never Knew A Water Softener Could Do

1. Water softeners can extend the life of your appliances

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2. They can make your towels soft without fabric softener

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3. They can help you reduce the time you spend cleaning

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4. Your water softener can help you save money on cleaning supplies

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5. Water softeners will make your skin feel smoother

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6. Your hair will feel softer

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7. Improves water flow and reduces scale deposits in your pipes

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8. If you have a water softener in the house, you can cross off buying salt and filling the tank, thanks to companies like Culligan that will maintain your soft water for you

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9. Water softeners can prevent hard water spots on glasses and dishes

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10. A High Efficiency Water Softener is up to 46% more efficient than other softeners

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South Bend Culligan Man labeled a hero

Culligan ManAt Culligan, we consider our Culligan men and women heroes every day for bringing clean, quality water to homes and businesses across the nation. But one Culligan Man, in particular, is being celebrated in South Bend, Ind., for heroic measures of a different kind.

Culligan of South Bend received an email last month after their route driver, Randy, made quite an impression:

I’m writing on behalf of my aged mother who lives in South Bend.  She has a Culligan Softener system which requires salt to be delivered and loaded on a timely basis.

I live in the Chicago area and had just arrived for a visit when I noticed a Nipsco truck in front of Mom’s house.  It turns out your alert Culligan Man who delivered her salt earlier noticed bubbles forming in water standing around an unused gas barbecue grill.  He immediately pointed it out to my mother telling her there is a gas leak.  He said she needs to call the gas company post haste as this was a very dangerous situation.  She did just that.

The gas company came out within the hour and shut off all the gas to her house.  She was instructed to call a plumber who needed to replace many old gas lines in and around the house.  This was done the following Monday.  Were it not for your observant driver, this could have become a catastrophic event.  We don’t know how long the gas had been leaking, but those things only become worse with time.

We want you to know that whoever the driver in that area was that morning, possibly saved lives.  Please thank him and let him know how much he’s appreciated!

Miriam

What a story! We’re so glad Randy was at the right place at the right time, and that the story has a happy ending.

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Quiz: How much do you know about kids and exercising?

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Most kids nowadays are attached to iPads, obsessed with Frozen, and can barely remember what a tire swing looks like.

In order for our children to be as healthy as possible, we need to encourage them to exercise; use their imagination; and drink plenty of clean, Culligan filtered water. Paired with exercise, drinking water helps improve mental concentration, athletic performance, and digestion.

We all want the best for our children. Test your knowledge! Take our quiz to find out if your kids are getting enough exercise and practicing healthy habits.

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Are you drinking enough water?

bottled waterAs the resident water expert, I’d be remiss if I didn’t check in to make sure all of you were keeping hydrated now that summer is in full swing.

Hopefully it hasn’t been too hot where you are, but either way – hot or not – it’s important to keep yourself hydrated.

When you’re dehydrated, you’ll likely notice some fatigue, maybe even a slight headache. That’s because your body isn’t operating at an optimum level, causing the sluggishness. Drink a glass of water! Chances are you’ll start to notice a bit of a pep in your step.

Here’s a tip: To make sure you are drinking enough water, break your day into hydration segments. As soon as you get out of bed, drink a glass of water. Have another glass or two before each meal and with any snacks throughout the day. Remember – eight glasses of water a day is only good if you’re water is, so call your Culligan Man!

How do you keep yourself hydrated?

 

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Culligan of Tiffin Celebrates Grand Reopening

We’re sending a big congratulations to our Culligan men and women in Tiffin, Ohio. Our friends there are celebrating their grand reopening this weekend. If you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss out!

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The store is now under the ownership of Hall’s Culligan Water, a family-owned local business with friendly, small town service in mind. Last night the crew kicked off the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and festivities are scheduled to continue today and tomorrow with giveaways, discounts, prize drawings, and live entertainment.

Sounds like a blast!

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Remember, whether you need soft water, pure drinking water, or the best of both worlds, Culligan of Tiffin has the solution! Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and I agree!

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Culligan International Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Event

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Culligan® International, the leader in water treatment services is proud to be the official bottled water sponsor for Habitat for Humanity’s Raise Your Hand Chicagoland event being held May 29 – June 1 in downtown Chicago.

Over the course of four days, Culligan International, a Team Builder sponsor for the event will provide bottled water for hundreds of volunteers constructing a total of 13 homes; the exterior of one home and wall frames for 12 other homes in just four days.

Raise Your Hand Chicagoland invites everyone in Chicagoland to raise their hand and join Habitat for Humanity to transform families and communities in their effort to make housing affordable to hardworking people without access to conventional financing and help build, rehab and repair homes throughout greater Chicagoland.

Culligan International has been an industry-leader in water technology and treatment, including whole-house water filters, drinking water systems, bottle-free coolers, bottled water delivery, and water softeners for homes and businesses for more than 75 years.

For more information regarding Culligan International, please visit http://culligan.com or connect with us at http://facebook.com/culligan. For more information regarding Raise Your Hand Chicagoland, visit http://www.chicagolandhabitat.org.

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Did you know these 10 surprising facts about water?

Water is more fascinating than we give it credit for. Think about it. It makes up so much of our bodies and so much of our earth! In light of last week’s National Drinking Water Week, let’s talk water with these facts according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

culligan-water1. We Have the Same Amount of Water on Earth Now as there was when Earth was Formed

Does the water from your faucet contain molecules that dinosaurs drank? Could be!

2. Only 3 Percent of the Earth’s Water is Fresh Water

The rest? Salt water. The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. That’s not much!

3. Over 68 Percent of Fresh Water on Earth is Trapped in Glaciers

That’s a pretty big chunk of our already-small supply of fresh water!

4. Water Regulates the Earth’s Temperature

Your body temperature is also regulated by water. It carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.

5. The Human Brain is 75 Percent Water

The same holds true for a living tree!

6. A Person Can Only Live About a Week Without Water

However, a person can live about a month without food. Interesting!

7. Water is Part of a Deeply Interconnected System

What we pour on the ground ends up in our water, and what we spew into the sky ends up in our water. It really is everywhere!

8. The Average Total Home Water Use for Each Person in the U.S. is about 50 Gallons a Day

How many gallons of milk do you keep in your refrigerator? Multiply that by 50! That’s a whole lot of gallons.

9. The Average Cost for Water Supplied to a Home in the U.S. is about $2.00 for 1,000 Gallons

That’s about 5 gallons of water for a penny!

10. More than 25 Percent of Bottled Water Comes from a Municipal Water Supply

That’s where your tap water comes from.

Are you surprised? Did you learn something? It’s fascinating to see just how important water really is to the world. Next time you pour yourself a glass of water, think about how you are supplying your brain with the element it needs to function properly. Then, keep on drinking!

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Total Water Iowa sponsoring Bill Riley Talent Search

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Photo courtesy of Bill Riley Talent Search

The Bill Riley Talent Search annually showcases the diverse abilities of Iowa’s young people, and this year, Culligan Total Water in Monticello, Iowa, will be sponsoring the event as part of Monticello’s 4th of July’s festivities.

Winners from local shows across the state (including Monticello) get to take their talent to the big stage at the Iowa State Fair in August.

“For the people of Iowa and the Iowa State Fair, this is a pretty exciting event,” said Jim Miner, Culligan dealer at Monticello’s Total Water store.

According to the Iowa State Fair:

“Nearly 100 local qualifying shows are held across the state. There are seven days of preliminary competition for Sprouts (ages 2-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21), followed by the semi-finals and, ultimately, the selection of six Sprout champions and one Senior champion. The Sprouts do not compete beyond the semi-finals, but are chosen as champions to be showcased in the Championship Show.”

Are you in Iowa? Have a talent you’d like to showcase? Check out the Iowa State Fair website for more details. Surely Culligan Total Water will have a great time as sponsor!

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