Bring the bottled water taste you trust, home, with advanced RO water filters from Culligan.
Reverse osmosis water filtration removes unpleasant tasting impurities and potentially harmful contaminants so you feel better about the water you drink and use every day.
Tap water in Detroit has experienced its share of issues, and despite rigorous municipal treatment, contamination can still occur at the neighborhood level, and even home by home.
From safety concerns to more cosmetic issues, like cloudy or discolored water, our area tap water can be unpleasant to drink and use at home.
Detroit Tap Water
From Detroit to Ann Arbor, the most problematic water concerns surround water safety and purity. With Michigan’s history of contamination issues, it’s no wonder lead and other potentially dangerous contaminants are top of mind all over the area.
Because most of Detroit’s tap water is sourced from surface water, like lakes and rivers, the water can often take on the tastes and smells associated with treatment chemicals. These have become especially noticeable as the city works to eliminate contaminants and impurities in the supply.
And even with treatment, there are many minerals and impurities that can remain in the water, or can’t be completely removed through the municipal treatment process. Some of these include harmful contaminants like lead, hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), and arsenic.
Detroit is also used to experiencing surface level contamination from industrial and agricultural runoff, especially seasonally, which can impact the taste, smell, and safety of city tap water.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration
The best way to ensure your drinking water is always safe and great tasting is to use a multi-stage, reverse osmosis filter like the one in our Culligan® Aqua-Cleer® Advanced Drinking Water System.
Reverse osmosis filtration is one of a handful of water treatment methods proven to remove contaminants like lead, radium, and chromium-6, excess minerals like calcium, and treatment chemicals like aesthetic chlorine.
Culligan’s RO filtration systems are customized for Detroit’s mostly surface water system, so you get better-tasting results from the tap you can count on. In addition to providing the peace of mind of totally safe drinking water at home, RO systems can save you money and hassle from disposable water bottles and pitcher filters that aren’t always up to the task of filtering Detroit’s specific water problems.
Culligan’s Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems are designed to fit a variety of kitchens — from modern finishes to timeless designs — so you can find the RO system that’s right for your home.
Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Culligan® Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter!
Lead rarely occurs naturally in water; it usually gets into the water from the delivery system. Lead pipes are the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water. Other sources include parts of the water delivery system such as lead solder used to join copper pipes, brass in faucets, coolers, and valves. Let your Culligan Man recommend a water solution to solve your lead problem.
Chromium 6 (or hexavalent chromium) has recently been discovered in limited amounts in some water supplies. Chromium six is suspected of being a carcinogen, and should not be ingested at amounts above the federally mandated limits. We have never been alarmists, but if you are concerned about the quality of the water you drink, you might want to consider a reverse osmosis system. Reverse Osmosis is the only readily available system that reduces chromium 6.
Chlorine is one of the most commonly used water disinfectants use by water companies. However, it can leave an unpleasant taste in your water when it reaches your home. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!
Water that tastes salty could be caused by sulfate concentration levels and geographic tendencies. Luckily, Culligan can remove the salty taste from your water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!
Bitter tasting water is often caused when the pH of your water is out-of-sync. Culligan has the equipment to fix the bitterness in your water. Let your Culligan Man recommend which water solution is right for your home!
Arsenic can occur natural or is a byproduct of agricultural industry. In some cases, high arsenic levels can have negative effects on your health. Let your Culligan Man recommend a water solution to correct your arsenic problem.
RO System Highlights
- Targeted filtration removes harmful water contaminants like lead, chlorine, chromium-6, radium, and arsenic.
- Multi-stage, customized filtration freshens water right in your kitchen.
- Complete installation and servicing from your Culligan Man for hassle-free maintenance.
- Flexible designs and varieties of finishes match all kinds of kitchens and configurations.
- Available mineral boost cartridges can add beneficial minerals back into Detroit and Ann Arbor water for great tasting, pH balanced water, that’s great for you.
Your Detroit Culligan Man always professionally installs your Reverse Osmosis System and provides routine maintenance to maximize its efficiency. We’re with you every step of the way to safer, better water, easily.
Culligan Reverse Osmosis System Product Overview
Water quality can differ from town to town and even within the same municipality. With this in mind, Culligan developed the innovative under-the-sink Culligan Aqua-Cleer®, one of our most advanced filtration systems ever. The Aqua-Cleer utilizes a wide range of specialized filtration cartridges to tailor the water treatment process to your individual home's water and the contaminants that may be in it. This allows you to experience the enhanced taste and performance of Culligan's smart water filtration. It's like have a bottled water company under your sink!
Thirteen advanced filter options provide comprehensive filtration for water problems such as lead, radium, chlorine, and arsenic.
- Maintenance-free design handled by your Culligan Service Technician who takes care of everything including installation, filter changes, and filter disposal.
- Designer faucets available in a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to match your kitchen.
- Large-capacity, high-quality reservoir tanks ensure you always have plenty of Culligan drinking water available.
- Space-saving, streamlined design so the Aqua-Cleer® System can be conveniently installed in a variety of locations.
- Quality monitoring with an exclusive electronic monitor that ensures your system is working properly.
*contaminants may not be in your water
Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Reverse Osmosis Systems
I have heard a lot about Chromium 6 in drinking water in the news. What is Chromium 6 and can Culligan equipment filter out Chromium 6?
Yes, chromium six (or hexavalent chromium) has recently been discovered in limited amounts in some water supplies. Chromium six is suspected of being a carcinogen, and should not be ingested at amounts above the federally mandated limits. We have never been alarmists, but if you are concerned about the quality of the water you drink, you might want to consider a reverse osmosis system. Reverse Osmosis is the only readily available system that removes up to 97% of chromium six.
- What is Reverse Osmosis (R.O.)?
Reverse osmosis is a sophisticated multi-stage filtration system that is capable of removing up to 97% of all the dissolved minerals from your water. It is designed to make water that is at least as good as the water you buy in bottles. Many times, it’s even better. This reduces waste in landfills by using less bottled water, making reverse osmosis environmentally friendly.
- Is Reverse Osmosis water really as good as bottled?
Yes - The system uses multiple processes including Reverse Osmosis to make great tasting, low sodium drinking water. Reverse Osmosis removes about 97% of the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) including salt and sodium from the water. Read the labels on bottled water and you will discover Reverse Osmosis is the same process used by most bottlers ... so in effect ... you really are getting ... "bottled water ... without the bottle".
- I already have a filter in my refrigerator? Why do I need anything else?
Refrigerator filters are typically just carbon, and while carbon filtered water is better than no treatment at all, it is limited in what it can remove. Only reverse osmosis is capable of removing dissolved minerals and chemicals from your water.