Five Examples of New Water Technology

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In the fast-paced world where everyone and everything can be connected and startups are funded daily, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of new water technology. Water safety, conservation and filtration have not escaped this paradigm shift.

Many of the new, smart-home technology water products of the future focus on two things: to alert and to conserve. Products that can help us become more mindful of our water usage theoretically pay themselves off in a certain amount of time.

Other commercial water products aim to intrigue by offering filtered water at a price point that undercuts the value of even the cheapest bottle of water.

At the end of National Water Quality month, we take a look at some of these devices and structures, whether it be for consumer or industry, to peek into the future of water conservation.

One would argue the climate for accessing cleaner drinking water is just right: In 2015, investments in natural water infrastructure projects that would deliver cleaner drinking water, reduce storm damage and reduce flood risks increased to a record high of $25 billion.

Other countries are getting into the act for new water technology: Lima, Peru announced it was restoring its pre-Incan canals in the Andes to help with its water shortage. Blending the natural ecosystem with old and new technology could

FLUID Smart Water Meter

Each appliance in your house, from the washing machine to the bathroom toilet, has a set run rate – the duration of water that flows thru that particular pipe when the machine is running.

The FLUID Smart Water Meter not only uses ultrasonic technology to figure this out, it will gather this data and tell you exactly when, where, and how much water you are consuming from each source of use.

FLUID also contains a disaster prevention tool, immediately providing alerts for leaks and making it an instrument that could pay dividends down the road.

WaterO

The WaterO is a tabletop reverse osmosis filter about the size of a microwave that utilizes a more complex filtration system than the likes of Brita or PUR.

The digital display on the front gives you TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) count before and after it runs through the quadruple filtration process. There is no need to connect to your plumbing water line – WaterO is a zero installation water purifying device. This means you can place WaterO anywhere in your home.

Currently with a limited availability, WaterO has received nearly $100,000 in crowdfunding resources.

Sutro

There are a handful of smart home water products, but what about your backyard? Your pool (if you’re lucky enough to have one) is as much a part of your home as anywhere. Along with a big investment up front, your pool needs constant care and maintenance. That’s where the Sutro comes in.

The Sutro floats in your pool, measuring its chemical makeup and allowing you to monitor the results from a smartphone. You can also sign up for a weekly subscription to deliver the right chemicals that your pool needs.

Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

It may not be entirely new, but the Lifestraw Personal Water Filter has become a favorite of hikers, campers, and general outdoor types, though that was not originally its intended audience.

Swiss-based Vestergaard Frandsen developed the contraption in 2006 to help people in developing countries that don’t have access to clean water. The “straw” with a built-in filter cleans up to 264 gallons of water by trapping bacteria and protozoa. It does not, however, filter out dissolved solids and salt from sea water.

The product is available on the commercial market, and at a $20 price point, is a popular product for many that like to enjoy recreational activities near freshwater streams, lakes and rivers.

Warka Water Tower

Ok, so you might not find one of these in your home. But this innovative project in new water technology is too interesting to leave off the list.

The Warka Water Tower, invented by industrial designer Arturo Vittori is a 30-foot tall vase-shaped contraption that has a mesh net collecting droplets of dew that forms along the surface.

Since May of 2015, Warka’s prototypes have been featured in the Dorze Community in Ethiopia, a country where less than half the population has access to a clean water sources.

It costs merely $500 to set up a tower – and could be cheaper if mass produced, according to Vittori, who is looking to achieve this feat by 2019.

Stay Hydrated with Culligan

With summer right around the corner, the importance of staying hydrated is greater than ever. A reverse osmosis drinking water system from Culligan can help keep you and your family hydrated this summer. At Culligan, we offer a full line of drinking water systems that are designed to fit seamlessly into your life.

A Culligan Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System is the easiest way to make sure you have an endless supply of high quality and refreshing water at your fingertips. For just pennies a glass, you’ll feel like you have a bottled water company under your sink. Our Reverse Osmosis systems use the same process that major bottled water companies use to purify their water, but with Culligan you will get it for a fraction of the price. Not only will your Culligan water taste great, but it can also improve your cooking.

If you prefer bottled water, Culligan can deliver you the same high quality water with our bottled water delivery service. Bottled water delivery is perfect for the office, and is great for your home too! With bottled water from Culligan you can choose the type of water you want whether it’s reverse osmosis filtered water, spring water, demineralized water or distilled water. Bottled water from Culligan is hassle free and is delivered by your local Culligan Man at a time that is conducive to your schedule.

At Culligan, we are passionate about the environment, and that is why we offer our Bottle-Free Water Cooler. A Bottle-Free cooler from Culligan offers all of the benefits of bottled water, without the bottle! You’ll get the same great tasting water without having to store or lift heavy five gallon bottles. A Culligan Bottle-Free Cooler’s sleek, aesthetically pleasing design will look great in your kitchen or break room.

Remember, as the temperature goes up so too does the amount of water your body needs! Only Culligan can provide you with the professionalism and high quality water that you deserve. Call or click today to discuss which Culligan Drinking Water system is right for you.

Three Common Myths About Drinking Water

Our entire lives we are told that drinking plenty of water is important. Well, all of those stories that your parents, teachers, and health educators talked about is true…or is it? Below we break down three of the most common drinking water myths to help you understand what is fact and what is fiction.

Myth #1: When you feel thirsty you are considered dehydrated

When your body notices that your water is depleting, your brain sends a signal that you need to rehydrate. This does not mean that you are dehydrated but you can be if you ignore the signal. If you are working outside or playing sports, then you will need to drink more frequently to replenish the liquid that you lose when you sweat.

Myth #2: You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

This myth dates back to 1945 when the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board suggested that people needed to drink 2.5 liters of water a day to be considered “healthy”. This myth was debunked when researchers began to find holes in the Food and Nutrition Boards claims. Water is more than just clear liquid you get from the sink. It is also found in fruits, vegetable, coffee, and tea. This can all contribute to healthy water intake without needing the traditional 8 glasses a day. Each person needs a different amount of water in the daily diet so there is not one overarching answer as to how much a person really should drink in a day. Your doctor can help you determine the right amount for your body and lifestyle.

Myth #3: Sports drinks are a better source of hydration than water

While well-known sports drinks are meticulously advertised and endorsed by athletes, they can often be costly and not offer the hydration your body actually needs. Not only can sports drinks provide empty calories, they can also contain mass amounts of sugar. Water delivers superb hydration with no extra sugars or carbohydrates. Water is easily absorbed by your body unlike sugary sports drinks that do not absorb into your blood stream as quickly thus delaying hydration.

Culligan cares about the quality of your drinking water. We offer a FREE water test and various systems that can help filter out contaminants* that may be in your water. From the Culligan Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System to whole house water filtration, we offer the best products to ensure that you have clean drinking water.

 

*Contaminants may not be in your water

Wanted Dead or Alive!

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$500 Reward

Wanted Dead or Alive! Your old water softener that is. Is your hair or skin drab and dry? Are your clothes and dishes spotty or lackluster? Well, it may be time for you to trade in your old water softener for a new one. We want your old or broken water softening system even if you are not a current Culligan customer! Simply trade in your old system for a cash reward towards a brand new Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener. Switching to a new Culligan water softener will not only give you cleaner water, it will also save you money. By installing a Culligan water softener in your home you are able to lower your monthly water, salt, and electricity costs. On top of all that, your Culligan Man will receive automatic service notifications so you never have worry about making an appointment ever again. Who doesn’t want fresh water from the most reliable and efficient water softening system around? Come into any of our Sharp Water locations between 9/1/16 and 10/31/16 and trade in any water softener and earn your cash reward.

The Importance of a Culligan Inspect n’ Check on Your Water Softener

Besides the occasional refill of salt, your water softener system is not something you think of regularly maintaining. Like most salt based water softeners, the process of how they work is pretty simple. Your hard water flows into the resin tank, the resin tank, which holds resin beads, absorbs all of the “hard” water minerals as they pass through which then allows only “soft” water to go through the system. After some time of this process, the tank does become full of these minerals and needs to be cleaned or “recharged.”

Some signs of your water softener system beginning to lose its momentum may include dry skin, water build up in your sink and bathtub, as well as having to use more soap to get your clothes and dishes spotless. If you are experiencing these symptoms, the best way to resolve the issue is to call your local Culligan Man. Your Culligan Man will come to your home, inspect your system, and diagnose the best solution. Having a Culligan water professional inspect and check your system on a regular basis can prolong the life of your Culligan Water Treatment system as well as save you money. When your water softener system works like it should, it cuts back on money spent on cleaning products and energy bills.

Even if you have a system from a big box store, Culligan will still service it. Culligan will service ANY make and ANY model because Culligan cares about the water in your home! Call your local Culligan water professional at 855- Hey-Culligan-Man!