Sustainable Water Treatment Options for the Environmentally-Conscious Consumer
Culligan Water solutions help you become greener, cleaner and more cost-efficient with your water use. Learn how.
Clean water is essential for life. Find out what’s in your water with a free water test from your local Culligan Water expert.
Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. But clean water is much more rare — even in America.
From Flint, Michigan to Anaheim, California, water pollution is harming communities across the country. Poor quality water has displaced thousands of people and caused chronic diseases such as cancer.
As our society continues to develop, a growing number of activities have the potential to contaminate drinking water. These activities include manufacturing processes, land use practices, wastes injected underground, sewer overflows, naturally occurring substances and more.
Luckily, we can take action to protect ourselves and the environment.
Treating and conserving water today is crucial to maintaining access to clean water down the line. No matter how you use this fundamental resource, Culligan Water has water-saving solutions that support a long-term, clean and sustainable supply.
Culligan Water Solutions
Our solutions address private, municipal and commercial water treatment needs.
Water “softness” is determined primarily by the amount of calcium and magnesium it contains. Hard water contains a high amount, while soft water contains less.
Below are some of the issues hard water can cause:
- Scale buildup in pipes, water heaters and appliances
- A sticky residue on dishes and household surfaces
- Laundry that still feels dirty after washing
- Dull hair and skin
By softening your water, you can:
- Use less water and soap when bathing, laundering and cleaning, since soft water increases soap lather;
- Decrease scale buildup in plumbing and appliances, increasing their lifespan;
- Lower energy consumption by improving water flow in your pipes and reducing buildup in water heaters
If you think you might have hard water, you can schedule a free water test to find out.
So, what are some other eco-friendly water treatment options?
Let’s move on to the next one.
Salt-Free Water Conditioners
Like water softeners, salt-free water conditioners can help you use less water and energy in your everyday life.
Salt-free water conditioners do not use sodium to remove problematic minerals. Instead, they chemically transform the minerals to mitigate their negative effects. This makes it a great option for people who live in brine-restricted areas.
Are you experiencing the negative effects of scale formation? A Culligan salt-free water conditioner may be an effective solution.
Salt-free conditioners assist in reducing hard water scale from plumbing and appliances. They don’t use salt or electricity. They also don’t produce wastewater.
Without the use of salt or a brine tank to fill, maintenance is also limited. And as with all whole home water treatment systems, when combined with a carbon filter, these conditioners additionally remove the unpleasant taste and smell of chlorine.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at bottleless water coolers.
Bottleless Water Coolers
If you’re looking to minimize single-use plastic in your home or office, look no further than a Culligan bottleless water cooler. Having one of these is a great alternative to constantly buying bottled water.
Bottled water is the second most popular beverage in the United States. But it also poses a huge threat to the environment.
Consider these startling statistics from the World Health Organization:
- It takes 24,000,000 liters of oil to produce the plastic bottles made in America each year.
- Eighty percent of plastic bottles never get recycled.
- Thirty-eight million plastic bottles go to landfill each year in America alone.
- Plastic bottles take an average of 700 years to decompose.
As alarming as these numbers are, bottleless water coolers can help by providing a tasty and convenient alternative to bottled water.
So, how do they work?
Bottleless water coolers attach to your existing water supply and reduce impurities and contaminants. Because there aren’t any water bottles or filters to store or replace, they are incredibly easy to use and maintain.
Culligan offers a variety of temperature options, giving you cold, warm or hot water with just the push of a button.
Which Water Solution is Right for You?
Now that we’ve gone over the different ways to go greener and cleaner with your water, it’s time to determine which option is right for you.
For help determining which eco-friendly water solution is your best fit, contact your local Culligan expert to get your water tested.
Culligan offers free water consultations in person, by phone and online.
Depending on your testing results and sustainability goals, you can explore the different treatment systems available to address your concerns. Culligan Water offers customized solutions that fit your lifestyle, goals and budget.
Schedule your free water test today!