Water Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of contaminants that are frequently found in water in New Mexico. According to the New Mexico Environment Department NMED, some of the most problematic chemical contaminants in New Mexico water include:

  • Arsenis
  • Uranium
  • Nitrate
  • Fluoride
  • Bacteria
 

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. 

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Albuquerque*
Carnuel
Cedar Crest
Cedro
Chilili
Edgewood town*
Edith Endave
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque*
Manzano Springs
North Valley
Pajarito Mesa
Paradise Hills
Ponderosa Pine
Rio Rancho*
San Antonito
Sandia Heights
Sandia Knolls
Sandia Park
Sedillo
South Valley
Tijeras*

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Angel Fire*
Cimarron*
Eagle Nest*
Maxwell*
Raton*
Springer*
Ute Park

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Chacon
Cleveland
Guadalupita
Holman
Mora
Ocate
Ojo Feliz
Rainsville
Valmora
Wagon Mound
Watrous

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Agua Fria
Canada de los Alamos
Cedar Grove
Chimayo
Chupadero
Cuartelez
Cundiyo
Cuyamungue
Cuyamungue Grant
Edgewood town*
El Rancho
El Valle de Arroyo Seco
Eldorado at Santa Fe
Espanola*
Galisteo
Glorieta
Golden
Jacona
Jaconita
La Cienega
La Puebla
Lamy
Los Cerrillos
Madrid
Nambe
Peak Place
Pojoaque
Rio En Medio
San Ildefonso Pueblo
San Pedro
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe*
Sombrillo
Tesuque
Tesuque Pueblo

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Conchas Dam
East Pecos
Las Vegas*
North San Ysidro
Pecos*
Pueblo
Ribera
Rowe
San Jose
Sena
Soham
Tecolote
Tecolotito
Villanueva

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Abeytas
Alamillo
Alamo
Chamizal
Escondida
La Joya
Las Nutrias
Lemitar
Luis Lopez
Magdalena*
Polvadera
San Acacia
San Antonio
San Antonito
Socorro*
Veguita

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Duran
Encino*
Estancia*
Indian Hills
Manzano
Manzano Springs
McIntosh
Moriarty*
Mountainair*
Tajique
Torreon
Willard*

 

Incorporated Places*

Culligan Water Conditioning of Albuquerque, NM service areas by city or town:

Adelino
Belen*
Bosque Farms*
Casa Colorada
Chical
El Cerro
El Cerro Mission
Highland Meadows
Jarales
Las Maravillas
Los Chavez
Los Lunas*
Madrone
Meadow Lake
Monterey Park
Peralta*
Pueblitos
Rio Communities*
Sausal
Tome
Valencia

 

Incorporated Places*