Chloride Reduction

Help us help the environment

Culligan's Commitment to the Environment

The town of Avon has launched a program to reduce sewer discharge of chlorides (salt), mandated by the MPCA. One critical step, is to reduce excess salt coming from water softeners. To read more about high chloride levels in Spunk Creek, read this report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

With our hard, natural water, we need water softeners. This important home appliance reduces 90% of all water borne contaminants. They remove hard water minerals and other contaminants that may exist in our water supply.

This Softener Optimization Program asks water softener companies to gain access to your home and lower softener salt use. Culligan Water, the industry leader, will optimize your current Culligan unit or discuss more efficient options with you.

The softener technician will perform a four-step process to maximize the performance of your softener:

  • First, a survey of the number of fixtures in the home and the number of residents will determine water use and softener settings.
  • Then a water test is completed to determine if the softener is working.
  • That will be followed by a quick check for leaks which could lead to wasting water and adjusting the softener settings for the most efficient regeneration schedule and salt dosage level.
  • Finally the homeowner will receive a written report on the softener.

That report will indicate if age of the unit is causing excessive salt use. For instance, it may be hard to optimize a softener if it is failing. An example may be the breakdown of the ion exchange resin; it loses its efficiency over time and struggles to remove hard water minerals. This problem can be repaired with a softener “rebed”. The technician would return to add new resin to the tank.

Or softener parts may not meet the rigors of today’s water conservation demands. A timer or meter on the softeners may have limited functionality preventing optimization. Even salt choice may affect efficiency. Culligan recommends solar salt crystals. Salt blocks and rock salt have poor consistency and impurities. The technician can explain what needs to be done.

Ask about our Culligan Softener Optimization Program today and get your softener optimized for only $49!*

*Dealer participation may vary. See dealer for details. Limited time offer. Not valid with other offers. ©2020 Culligan International Company.

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