Water Conditioning Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about water treatment, water conditioning, & water quality in Vienna, Parkersburg, Marietta, Belpre & throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Culligan Mid-Ohio Valley frequently asked water treatment questions for Parkersburg, Belpre, Marietta, and Vienna

Reverse osmosis removes foreign contaminants, large molecules, minerals, and solid substances through pressure forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane. 99% of the contaminants are removed through the reverse osmosis process leaving you and your family with pure clean water. 

A Culligan reverse osmosis drinking water system uses pre-filtering to catch sediment & mineral deposits, then pushes the water through the membrane. Contaminants are drained out and treated water is stored in a small tank until used.

Culligan Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems utilize multiple processes to filter your water. Reverse Osmosis is the process used by most bottled water companies to purify water. This means that your Reverse Osmosis drinking water system from Culligan will provide you with the same quality water that you are used to getting when you buy bottled water.

Water softeners work using an ion exchange resin to remove hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium. The hard water enters the tank and become trapped and exchanged for sodium ions.

Some symptoms of hard water include:

  1. Soap scum build up
  2. Stiff clothing
  3. Dry or irritated skin
  4. Dull hair after showering
  5. Mineral build up on shower head and faucets
  6. Shortened water appliance life due to hard water deposit build up

It is not recommended to use softened water for lawns or gardens. In addition to the possibility of retarding grass growth, it is wasteful to use softened water for outside watering. 

The great news is that with Culligan Connect you can bypass the water softener using your device when you plan to water the lawn, plants, or even before washing your car. 

Numerous sources report on the water quality in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The reporting sources range from consumer protection groups to informational sources and the Parkersburg Utility Board.

To get a Free Water Test at your residence. 

Numerous sources report on the water quality in Vienna, West Virginia. The reporting sources range from consumer protection groups to informational sources and the City of Vienna.

  • City of Vienna, WV  – Annual Condumer Confidence Reports providing a snapshot based on provided water last year stating how Vienna, WV water quality compares with the EPA and State of West Virginia standards.
  • Tapsafe.org report on Parkersburg tap water – Generally safe to drink*….. “can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run”
  • Environmental Working Group report on Vienna tap water – This site lists multiple contaminants detected with some over 150x EWG’s health guideline.

To get a Free Water Test at your residence. 

Numerous sources report on the water quality in Marietta, Ohio. The reporting sources range from consumer protection groups to informational sources and the City of Marietta.

  • City of Marietta, Ohio  – Annual Condumer Confidence Reports providing a snapshot based on provided water last year stating how Vienna, WV water quality compares with the EPA and State of West Virginia standards.
  • Tapsafe.org report on Marietta tap water – Generally safe to drink*….. “can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run”
  • Environmental Working Group report on Marietta tap water – This site lists multiple contaminants detected with some over 240x EWG’s health guideline.
  • bestplaces.net – At the time this page was published in 2022, BestPlaces shows a water quality index in Parkersburg, WV of 40 out of 100.
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To get a Free Water Test at your residence. 

Numerous sources report on the water quality in Belpre, Ohio. The reporting sources range from consumer protection groups to informational sources and the City of Belpre Water Department.

  • City of Belpre Water Department  – Annual Consumer Confidence Reports providing a snapshot based on provided water last year stating how Belpre, OH water quality compares with the EPA and State of West Virginia standards.
  • Tapsafe.org report on Marietta tap water – Generally safe to drink*….. “can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run”

To get a Free Water Test at your residence. 

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  • Clarington
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  • Graysville
  • Hannibal
  • Jerusalem
  • Lewisville
  • Lowell
  • Lower
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  • Marietta
  • Matamoras
  • Miltonsburg
  • Salem
  • Sardis
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  • Woodsfield

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  • Monroe
  • Washington

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  • Berea
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  • Harrisville
  • Lubeck
  • Mineral Wells
  • North Hills
  • Parkersburg
  • Pennsboro
  • Pullman
  • Ravenswood
  • Reedy
  • Ripley
  • Saint Marys
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  • Washington
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  • Calhoun
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