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What is the pH Level of Culligan Water?

Culligan Water offers solutions for multiple water-related problems. The company uses a reverse osmosis filtration process to purify water. They aim to get the pH level as close to the neutral 7 as possible.

The Environmental Protection Agency says pH levels from 6.5 to 8.5 are recommended for public water systems. It is essential to understand that the pH level obtained by a filtration process depends on the pH level of the water before filtration.

Why does Culligan Water use reverse osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is the most sophisticated filtration process that uses multiple stages of filtering to remove up to 97% of the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) from tap water to leave it as good or better than bottled water. As a bonus, reverse osmosis is an environmentally friendly process by eliminating the need for plastic bottles and reducing waste in landfills.

Is the pH level only important for drinking water?

The pH scale measures from zero to 14, with the halfway mark of 7, the neutral point for which filtration systems aim. However, anything between 6 and 8.5 is safe to drink. Levels below 7 are acidic, and above 7 are alkaline, also called basic. While alkaline is said to be extremely healthy, there is no scientific proof other than easing acid reflux. On the other hand, drinking acidic water for long periods can cause health problems, but nothing too dangerous.

However, a system such as one of Culligan’s whole house water filters with a pH close to neutral can eliminate several household water problems.

Acidic water effects on a household

Water measuring low on the acidic side of the pH scale could cause drinking water to taste sour or metallic. It typically stains laundry and causes stains of blue-green color on sinks and multiple other household fixtures.

Alkaline water effects on a household

Water with pH levels higher than the safe level of 8.5 could cause an unpleasant bitter taste to your coffee. Furthermore, it could decrease the efficiency of electric water heaters and cause a buildup of scale in your home’s plumbing. 

Amanda Perkins

Amanda began her career as a technical writer for a healthcare group in 2008. Years after getting married and starting a family, she joined her husband Joshua on the Water Filter Authority journey to educate other families and households about safe, affordable, and effective water filtration systems.