Thursday, September 21, 2017

KEY Benefits of Drinking Water Regularly While You Are Pregnant

You've just received the BIG news! You are having a baby. Congratulations! Your bundle of joy will be here before you know it. How exciting! There are so many tips out there that can help you stay healthy while you are pregnant, but one significant thought are the benefits of drinking water while you are pregnant. In this blog, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Culligan would like to give you a few major benefits of drinking water while you are pregnant.

KEY Benefits of Drinking Water While You Are Pregnant

Water Delivers Essential Nutrients To Your Fetus

Water helps your body absorb the essential nutrients into the cells. Water also helps transport vitamins, minerals, and hormones to the blood cells. Basically, the good things in the prenatal vitamins you are taking are being transported to your fetus starting with water.

Your Daily Recommended Water Intake Increases While You Are Pregnant

Normally, you're expected to drink approximately 8 glasses of water a day. When you are pregnant, according to the Institute of Medicine, you should drink 12 glasses of water a day. Try to space out your sips of water, rather than gulping down a large amount all at once. This can help prevent you from feeling nauseous or uncomfortable.

Water Can Help With Fatigue, Overheating and Headaches

When you are pregnant, you can feel hot more often than you did when you were not pregnant. Drinking water regularly can help cool you down. A couple of symptoms of dehydration can be exhaustion and headaches, so drinking water while you are pregnant can help prevent both symptoms from taking place.

Raving Culligan Customer Review of the Day

It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Culligan's reverse osmosis with distilled cartridge to any dental practice.

I was frustrated with having to allow time for a staff member to go to the store for bottles of distilled water. It was time consuming and took time away from patient care. The new system in our office was easily installed & has eliminated those worries. There is a special tap for the water that our assistants use when filling our sterilization equipment. It is SO easy!

Not only are the fees for the service affordable, but the relief of not having to run weekly errands is priceless.

- Deborah B.

In Need of Quality Water While You Are Pregnant?

Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is your premier, local, quality water provider. We have been proudly serving Morgan, Camden, Laclede and Miller. Towns include Rocky Mount, Gravois Mills, Florence, Stover, Lebanon, Camdenton, Macks Creek, Sunrise Beach, Laurie, Versailles, Climax Springs, Edwards, Eldon, Barnett, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, Four Seasons, Richland, Montreal, Tuscumbia counties. If you are unsure of which of our products will solve your problems, schedule a free water test to determine the problem with your water and which of our products suits your needs the best. There is no obligation and no purchase necessary, it's free. To schedule your free in home water test, visit our website today.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is in Less Than 3 Weeks!

The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is one of the largest fall family friendly events at the Lake of the Ozarks and Culligan of the Lake of the Ozarks is very proud to be a sponsor of the event. This incredible event will take place at the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is presented by the Power of Four Rotary Clubs, which include the Laurie Sunrise Beach Rotary, Camdenton Rotary, Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary, and the Lake Ozark Rotary Club. In this blog, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks will give you information regarding the charities the event will benefit, how to volunteer or become an artisan or vendor, the cost to attend the event, the event sponsors, and the event activities and schedule.

Charities the Event Will Benefit

All of the proceeds raised from the Pumkin Chunkin Palooza will go to following local charities:

Raising Hope

Osage Senior Center
Osage Beach

Lake Area Industries

Children's Learning Center
Osage Beach

To Volunteer or Become an Artisan or Vendor

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, artisan, or vendor at Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza, there's still time. Simply visit and apply.

Cost to Attend the Event

To attend the Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza, the admission prices include:

Admission Prices

• Adults (13 and older) – $8
• Children 5 to 12 – $5
• Children Under 5 – Free
• Family Pass – $20

Event Sponsors

The Event Sponsor is Above and Beyond Roofing.

The Trebuchet Sponsor is Smith Moore.

Other Sponsors include:

o First National Bank
o Ozark Amphitheatre
o Mpix
o Central Bank of the Lake of the Ozarks
o Woods Supermarket
o B & B Heating and Cooling
o US Bank
o Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks
o ReMax

The Event Activities and Schedule

The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza family events this year will include the following:

• Face Painting
• Petting Zoo
• Pony Rides
• Bounce Houses
• Corn Crib Pit
• On-site Pumpkin Decorating

 The event activities this year will include:

• Beer and Missouri Wine Vendors
• Food Vendors
• Largest Pumpkin Contest
• Hot Pepper Eating Contest
• Local Artisans

The event schedule this year consists of:

• Gates open at 10AM
• DJ Kyle - MC from 10AM - 12PM
• Norman Jackson Band from 12PM- 2PM
• Hot Pepper Eating Contest 2PM
• iBerry's Band 3PM - 5PM
• Trebuchet contest to start at 11AM - 4PM

You've just learned more about the charities the event will benefit, how to volunteer or become an artisan or vendor, the cost to attend the event, the event sponsors, and the event activities and schedule for the Pumkin Chunkin Palooza. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to wish everyone a safe and fun time at the Pumkin Chunkin Palooza this year. This truly is a CAN'T MISS event and it supports a great cause. For more information regarding the event, visit

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Product Feature Friday: Culligan Bottle & Bottle Free Water Coolers

Have you ever been stuck at the office and just got tired of drinking that nasty tasting tap water? Have you ever been stuck at home on a busy day and forced to drink water out of the tap? Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to solve your problems. Many people do not like the taste of their tap water and choose Culligan for that very reason. In this blog, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to feature 2 of our products, the bottled water coolers, and the bottle-free coolers.

Feature Friday: Culligan Bottle & Bottle Free Water Coolers

Bottled Water Coolers:

  • Culligan has a variety, designs and colors that offer temperature settings
  • Culligan Bottled Water Cooler’s space-saving design are spill-proof and use less than one square foot of space. Outfitted with Culligan’s Care Cap, our 5-gallon bottles feature a special valve that “pops-open” the bottle releasing water only when the bottle is in place.
  • Great tasting hot or cold drinking water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Bottle-Free® Coolers:

  • Great tasting cook or cold water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Culligan Bottle-Free® Coolers are the most eco-friendly, green solution to high-quality drinking water.

The POU (Point Of Use) cooler attaches to your existing plumbing/water supply and delivers filtered bottled water quality right to your glass!

Did You Know That You Can Build Your Own Bottled Water Plan at Culligan?

You simply visit our website and we have a tool you can use. It allows you to input the following:

  • How many 5 gallon bottles per month you will need
  • How many people in your home or office
  • Additional requirements, if you have any
  • Your Contact Information
Then, your Culligan man will contact you shortly with a free quote and, if you like, confirm your order.

Why Culligan?


We have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks since 1975. So, whether you are looking for a water softener, a drinking water system, bottled water, salt delivery or even commercial water treatment, we can help you. We serve anywhere in Camden, Miller, Morgan, and LaClede counties.

Award Winning, Innovative Products

  • HE® Water Softeners rated a Consumer's Digest "Best Buy"
  • Culligan's High Efficiency Water Softener (HE) is up to 46%** more efficient than any other water softeners on the market.

Our Promise

  • Options to fit every budget
  • Lifetime warranties on many products
  • Service all Culligan® products and most other major brands

Call us today for a free quote!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Culligan Cares

Hurricane Harvey has been devastating the state of Texas, as many of you know. The all-time Texas rainfall record from a tropical storm has been broken., according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane Harvey could dump as much as 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas. Roads are underwater or washed out. Basic services like electricity and water are knocked out. It will be WEEKS before some of these people can even return home. Many of them still do not know if they will have homes to return to. In this blog, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to show you what Culligan Cares is, some of the efforts that are being made to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and where you can go to donate money to Culligan Cares.

Culligan Cares

Culligan is the leading quality water expert and committed to helping individuals, families, and communities in need of clean, safe drinking water. Culligan International, over the years, has supported disaster relief programs both globally and locally. All of these charitable efforts were the inspiration of Culligan Cares, which began in 2005 with the support of victims of Hurricane Katrina, where 5 semi trailer trucks of bottled water with provided to Gulf Coast residents with the assistance of Convoy of Hope.

Culligan Efforts Toward Hurricane Harvey

 One of the basic needs that these people being affected by Hurricane Harvey and the first responders that are down there risking their lives need is CLEAN, SAFE drinking water.

    • Approximately 75,000 bottles of Culligan water have been provided to Convoy of Hope for those who have been displaced from their homes. Convoy of Hope has a temporary distribution site set up in Victoria, TX. Culligan is continuing to provide water to Convoy of Hope as their supply depletes over time.
    • In addition, Culligan has shipped over 45,000 bottles of Culligan water to several dealers in the Houston area. With the assistance of Culligan of Houston, clean drinking water had already been provided to a firehouse in Katy, TX. The water is supporting over 200 first responders dispatched from all over Texas.

Culligan continues to monitor the situation in Texas and is in direct contact with those Culligan dealers in the Houston area. 

To Make A Donation to Culligan Cares

Visit Culligan Cares: if you are interested in making a donation. These donations can go a long way for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Can you imagine not having access to clean drinking water at the Lake of the Ozarks? Culligan Cares believes that everyone everywhere should have access to clean, safe drinking water. Your donation will help support water-related initiatives worldwide, including natural disasters and other catastrophic events. One hundred percent of every dollar donated goes directly to support a water-related project.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

5 Ways to Make Drinking Water More Interesting

Yes, water is very good and healthy for us, but people still aren't drinking enough of it. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks knows this, but did you know that there are ways to "spice up" drinking water to where you are still getting your daily proper amount of water? In this blog, our quality water supply company at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to give you 5 KEY ways to make your drinking water more interesting.

5 KEY Ways to Make Your Drinking Water More Interesting

Add Fruit Juice

Fruit juice can make your water taste heavenly and a hot day. Just a touch of your FAVORITE fruit juice can add both flavor and color.

Eat Your Water

If you are having trouble drinking your water, try eating it! There are many different kinds of soup that are either primarily water or water based. There are many broths that are water based. If you are buying your soup from a store rather than making it yourself at home, try to avoid buyings soups that are high in sodium.

Add Ice Cubes

There are SO many cool things you can do with your ice and then add to your water to jazz up your drinking water a bit. You can try a few of the following tricks;

  • Freeze berries into ice cubes
  • Freeze fruit juice
  • Freeze cucumbers into ice cubes
  • Freeze lemons and limes into ice cubes

Add Some Spice

Try simmering a cinnamon stick in roughly a cup of water, when it's infused, it shouldn't take long to combine that into a pitcher of cold water, giving it blast of cinnamon spice flavoring. Cinnamon can taste divine in water.

Make Tea

Drinking tea is a GREAT way to drink more water. It adds flavor and motivation to drink more water. If you aren't much of a tea drinker, experiment with it a little bit. There are hundreds of flavors of tea out there to try, you might just find one you like! If you decide you like tea, then you can brew up a large amount of it and drink it throughout your day whether you're in the office at work or spending a quiet day at home. What is better than a nice glass of cold tea on a hot day?

Bring Filtered Culligan Water Into Your Home!

All this talk of water has made us thirsty! If you are in need of a home water filtration system, the Culligan whole house water filtration provides clean, soft water at every tap in the house. It removes dirt, silt, clay and other sediments from your drinking and household water. Get rid of smelly water, rust, and iron, even blue-green acid stains. Filters are HASSLE FREE and don't require cartridges that need to be changed or cleaned. It can make your appliances more efficient and last longer! Check out our website for more pricing. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Can Drinking Water Really Make You Feel Fuller?

You are in the first week of your new diet and you are starving! Really think about it though, are you actually hungry or could you possibly just be dehydrated? The human body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. Your body can require approximately between 2 to 3 liters of water or other beverages to replenish itself. Water is a key component in good everyday health. It also has other advantages too, such as helping you feel FULL FASTER and LONGER. In today's blog, Culligan of the Lake of the Ozarks is going to share information on how water can make you feel full, water based foods and warning on not to drink too much water because it is possible.

Water Can Make You Feel Full

According to the SFGate website, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Speicalist, cited on CNN Health, revealed that people who drink two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before meals lose significantly more weight than people who do not. At times it can very difficult for the body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. Due to this, water can often be used to curb your hunger or cravings. Staying hydrated consistently is important o avoid eating more food than your body actually needs.

Water-Based Foods

Eating water based foods can also trick your body into thinking it's full.  Eating water-based foods have a similar effect to drinking water. Water based foods include foods such as:

  • Soup (Broth-Based)
  • Lettuce
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Eating these types of food can have comparable effects to drinking a glass of water. Consider eating a piece of fruit or vegetables before a meal to feel full faster and cut back on eating too many calories.

Warning: Don't Drink Too Much Water

Believe it or not, it is possible to drink too much water. This can be very dangerous and lead to hypotermia, which can lead to confusion, seizures and possibly a coma. Drinking multiple gallons of water at a time can lead to this. This rare condition is more commonly found in athletes and the elderly. Only use water as a supplementary tool and not a replacement for food when you are dieting. You may consider consulting a doctor before beginning an extreme diet.

Culligan: Better Water. Pure and Simple

Culligan offers a wide variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers a variety of options based on your needs and budget. Bottled Culligan Water Coolers can make a great addition to your office, home office, or even your home! You can have great tasting, cold water right at your fingertoips. Our cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water goes great on a hot day or even on a cold day in your soups, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Contact your Culligan Man of the Lake of the Ozarks and take advantage of our special offers. See our website for more information.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

It’s National Water Quality Month

It’s National Water Quality Month! The nature of your water is essential. In honor of National Water Quality Month, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you 7 things you can do to help keep your water sources clean.

1. Recycle Your Used Items

Recycling your items and disposing of items that can not be recycled the right way can drastically help the environment and keep your water clean. Recycling keeps your items from reaching river other water sources. Even just throwing a cigarette in the trash vs. the ground can help a lot.

2. Minimize Your Chemical Use

Eliminating or minimizing as much as possible your use of harsh chemicals as much as possible is a great way to protect the global waters from chemicals. For example, fertilizers normally consist of phosphorous and nitrogen. If these chemicals reach the water, they can lead to a surge in algae growth, which can then lead t the killing of existing aquatic life.

3. Reduce Your Water Use When Possible

Lower your water usage to as much as possible. Lowering it keeps water supplies cleaner by reducing chemicals used in treatment.

4. Dispose of Your Hazardous Materials Correctly

Proper Disposal of your chemicals, such as motor oil, paints or pharmaceuticals keeps them from entering your water source. Check with your local municipal center on where you can drop off materials such as these in your area.

5. Keep Runoff Minimal

When water runs down a street it picks up toxins off the street and can eventually reach your waterways. To minimize this, you can sweep rather than hose down your driveway. When washing your car, try using a bucket rather than a hose. Even your choice in landscaping can help with the runoff. Having gravel over garden will help with the runoff.

6. Advocate for Clean Water

Once you have learned how to keep your water clean, spread the word! Use your new found knowledge to teach others how to keep their water clean, possible through a community education program. Speak at chamber meetings or town meetings. Bring it up at the local PTA meeting. This affects everyone, so spreading the word can be essential because this is an issue that involves everyone.

7. Participate in Clean Up Efforts

Participate in town clean up to help remove the trash from the water. Better yet, you can even organize a church group or school clean up to help maximize your efforts.

In Need of Fresh, Clean Water in Your Home?

The quality of your home water can cause a variety of issues if you don’t have good, quality water. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is happy to be able to provide good quality water services at the Lake of the Ozarks to you and your family. To contact us today, call 573-719-1314.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Lake area features fun, family-friendly events all summer long! This weekend is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, which is a great event that the whole family can enjoy that also benefits a great cause. There will be lots of fun activities from bounce houses to live DJ. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Continue reading to learn more about this family-friendly event.

Friday, August 4 ~ Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! The one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament will kick off the Duck Drop fun. The 5th Annual Duck Drop golf tournament features quacky twists. Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game. Although early bird registration has ended, there is still time to register your team to place in the most fun golf tournament at the Lake!

The Ridge Golf Course
1:00 PM Shotgun (NEW TIME!)
Lunch & Registration Start at 11:30 AM
Cost - $125 per player

Saturday, August 5 ~ Duck Drop & Fun Zone

THE BIG DAY! Kids of all ages are welcomed to join us at the Dam Bait & Campground for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies. Fun Zone wrist bands are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games and prizes. Duck Drop Tickets can be purchased at the Fun Zone until 11:00 AM for just $5 each for your chance to win $5,000 and 10 other GREAT prizes.

The best place to view the duck drop is just past the Lake Ozark Campground and RV park office. Thousands of ducks will be dropped from the helicopter, as well as from pontoon boats in the river. They will race to the finish line, and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $5,000! 10 additional ducks to cross the finish line will also win prizes. The winners will be announced at the Family Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7!

All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization.

Family Fun Zone - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Duck Drop - Noon
Lake Ozark Campground and RV Park (below the dam)

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is fun for the whole family! Purchas a ticket today from a local Kiwanis member or from Woods (Osage Beach, Lake Ozark and Sunrise Beach), HyVee, Tri County YMCA, Aria Beach Spa and Central Ban ( Camdenton, KK Branch, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark). All proceeds from this event will benefit many local non-profit organizations. For more information, visit

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Friday, July 28, 2017

How Water Can Improve Your Life

Water is a vital part of our lives. The average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we could only survive about a week without water - that's how essential water is to our lives. However, it's easy to forget to drink the proper amount of water every day. When we become dehydrated, our bodies are affected by it, so it's important to drink the proper amount of water. If you do stay properly hydrated, here are a few benefits you can experience. 

1. It can increase energy levels. Water makes up nearly 60 percent of our body, and every single one of our organs and other bodily functions needs water to function properly. Once our bodies start to feel dehydrated, our bodies tend to slow down, which can leave you feeling sluggish, tired and irritable. If you're feeling like you need a quick pick me up, don't reach for the coffee, try drinking a glass of water instead.

2. It can improve your digestion. Did you know that drinking water during or after a meal can actually aid in digestion? Water can help break down food and help our bodies absorb the nutrients we need. While it's not necessary to drink water in order to digest food, it certainly helps out.

3. It can help with weight loss. Drinking water and been thought to help with weight loss for a long time. In fact, 30 - 60 percent of Americans who are trying to lose weight will increase their water intake. Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn for at least an hour, which could help with modest weight loss. 

4. It can help with joint and back pain. There are many different reasons why your joints may hurt, however, drinking more water could help ease the pain. While increasing your water intake may not cure the pain, it can help your body handle the underlying issues that are causing you pain. 

5. It can help improve your skin. Our skin contains a lot of water and acts as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration may make your skin look dry, dull and wrinkled. Although drinking water may not help with fine lines, proper hydration can help your skin look glowing. 

6. It can improve your immune system. Water has a huge impact on your immune system. Water helps keep our organs and other bodily fluids working properly. It flushes out toxins and ensures our cells get all the oxygens they need to function. All of this can help keep you healthy and fight viruses, infections and other ailments. 

Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks makes it easy for you to have access to the best drinking water available. When you have delicious drinking water that is easily available, it's easy to drink more water! We offer a wide variety of home water solutions, including drinking water systems and water filtration systems. Let us help you stay hydrated so that you can start seeing the many benefits of water.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

What To Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Have you ever turned on your water and the smell that came out was less than pleasant? That's usually the tell tale sign that you may have sulfur sneaking its way into your water. Nobody wants contaminants in their drinking water, and having your water smell like rotten eggs can be a pretty upsetting experience. At Culligan®, we're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks water needs, and our goal is to make getting clean, refreshing water as easy as possible. If you find out that your water may be contaminated with sulfur, here is what you can do.

The Effects of Sulfur in Water

The unmistakable scent of rotten eggs has nothing to with eggs, in fact, it's usually linked to sulfur. The chemical usually makes its way into your water at the source when the supply originates from groundwater, so it's very common for sulfur to be in well-water. Although sulfur in water is not known to cause serious health effects, it can be very unpleasant to the senses, especially to our noses!

Sulfur water can lead to unpleasant odors and tastes, and it can lead to corrosion of your metal appliances and it can discolor silverware and copper/brass utensils. You may also notice sulfur water affecting your laundry, leaving your water greasy and your clothing discolored.

What Can You Do?

Once you know that sulfur is the culprit of your foul smelling, bad tasting water, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of the sulfur in your water. Although your city may be treating the water, sulfur can remain in the water all the way until it reaches your home. Luckily, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks has a few products that could help make sure your water is free from any contaminants. By adding a water filtration system, you can have better-smelling and better-tasting water throughout your home immediately.

Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE in-home water test so you can know exactly what's in your tap water. There is no purchase required, no obligation and the best part is, it's absolutely FREE! Testing your water by a licensed water expert at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect solution to determine if you have a water problem. If any problems are found, we can properly solve your water problem with Culligan® backed equipment and services that may be necessary to have high-quality water. To schedule your in-home water test, call us today at 573-719-1314.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

5 Clever Ways To Get Your Kids To Drink More Water

The two main ways to keep your kids healthy are to make sure they get enough of exercise and to ensure they drink plenty of water. While getting them to exercise may be easy, making sure they drink plenty of water can be hard, especially with all the sugary juices and soda available. Statistics show that more than 40 percent of American don't drink the recommended amount of water daily, and nearly 25 percent of all kids don't drink any water on any given day. To help your kids drink more water, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks has five clever tricks you can try.

1. Make It Fun

Make drinking water more fun for kids. You can get them a cool new cup with their favorite character on it to encourage them to drink more. In addition, you can freeze ice cubes into fun shapes to get them more excited about their water. There are a bunch of different tray shapes out there including mustaches, stars, animals, etc. While you may remember drinking chocolate milk out of a silly straw, who said you can't use them for water? You just never know what your kid may find entertaining, so it's worth a shot!

2. Add Some Color

Water has some tough competition with juices and soda when it comes to being colorful. Water shouldn't be pink, blue, purple or any other color. However, you can always make it that way by adding in some fresh fruit. You can either freeze the fruit into ice cubes or put slices of fruit or berries right into the water itself.

3. Play A Game

Who doesn't love a fun game? So, turn drinking water into a fun game for your kids. If they have a favorite cup, challenge them to drink to a certain level. If they're old enough, you could even teach them to pour themselves a glass of water. Be creative a come up with a way you can make water more fun for them.

4. Be A Role Model

There is no better way to encourage kids to drink more water than to do it yourself. Show your kids that water is "yummy" by drinking plenty yourself. How are you suppose to tell your kids to drink enough water if you're not drinking enough? Be a good role model by making sure you're drinking enough water right along with your kids.

5. Make It Taste Good

Who likes drinking icky water? The best way to make sure kids drink enough water is by making sure it tastes good. If you have clean, refreshing water that's easily available to them, they will hopefully be more encouraged to drink more.

With Culligan Lake of the Ozarks, we can help make it easy for your entire family to have refreshing water available at every tap. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact us at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

5 Ways Installing A Water Softener Can Help Save You Money

Hard water is very common in the Lake of the Ozarks. Hard water is composed of dissolved minerals and salts like calcium and magnesium. Hard water can cause many issues, such as dry skin, dull hair, spots and stains on glassware, calcium buildup and laundry stains. While hard water won't physically hurt you, it can hurt your home. Installing a water softener can help ease these issues, however, is it really worth the money? Here are 5 ways that a water softener can actually save you money.

1. Save Money On Appliances

Hard water can reduce the life and efficiency of your plumbing and any appliances that use it. You will constantly replace small items like the flapper on your toilet, as the water could destroy the rubber and cause your toilet to leak. In addition, if you use hard water in your coffee pot, you'll eventually have to replace the coffee pot, as the hard water will build up inside. While these things are small, having to constantly replace them can add up. In addition, your larger appliances will also suffer. Your dishwater and washing machine could experience more breakdowns, and having to replace these expensive items will not be helpful on the pocketbook.

Installing a Culligan® water softener can help you save more money on appliance maintenance, efficiency and hot water bills. In addition, our water softeners are built to last and practically pay for themselves!

2. Save Money On Water & Cleaners

It's hard to create a lather with hard water, which means you end up using more soap and wasting more water. Hard water also creates stains that appear practically everywhere in the kitchen and bathrooms, which means you'll spend more money on soaps, detergents and harsh chemical cleaners to get rid of the stubborn stains. In addition, hard water also dries your skin, so there is more money you're having to spend on lotions and moisturizers to keep your skin feeling smooth.

3. Save Money On Energy

Hard water is tough on water heaters. They have to waste more energy on hard water than they do on soft water, which reduces their efficiency. Increased water usage means high water and energy bills. Culligan® has the world's most efficient water softener, which is proven to save you more money on not only salt but also on water and electricity.

4. Save You Time

water flow runs slower with hard water, which means you'll need to spend more time under the shower head and with your hands under the faucet. In addition, you'll also be spending more time cleaning the hard water stains on your showers, sinks, toilets and other fixtures.

5. Save Your Effort

If you do choose to install a water softener, make sure you choose Culligan®. If you choose a water softener from another brand, you'll be putting in extra effort into maintaining your equipment and even more effort lifting heavy salt bags. In addition to providing you with the best water softening equipment at the Lake of the Ozarks and expert maintenance, we can also deliver salt right to your door.

To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact your Culligan Man® at 573-719-1314. We can schedule an at home water test and recommend the best treatment plan for your home. Better water is just a phone call away!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Effects Of Water Type And Your Garden

Summer is in full swing. And just like us, your plants need plenty of water to stay healthy throughout the summer months. Water at the Lake of the Ozarks can be extremely hard. If you use a water softener to treat the water in your home, you may be wondering what kind of water is best for your plants. Here is how hard and soft water can affect your plants so you can make the right decision for everything in your garden.

Hard Water & Your Garden

Hard water contains calcium and magnesium carbonate salts It causes stains, spots and build-up on sinks and fixtures in your home. In the right amount, hard water minerals can actually benefit your plants. However, at very high levels, calcium and magnesium can hurt a more diverse garden, so be sure to check for any signs of stunted growth.

If you're growing plants that love acid like Azaleas, Caladiums and Begonias, you'll need to check the pH of your water. High alkalinity is common in hard water, which could cause problems for plant growth.

While it's ok to use hard water on your plants, if you have a diverse garden or have delicate plants, they have issues, especially if hard water is their only source of water. Keep an eye out for damage caused by pH water or high levels of minerals.

Soft Water & Your Garden

If your plants get plenty of rainwater, then occasional soft water won't hurt. However, watering plants exclusively with soft water isn't recommended. Most water softeners use sodium chloride, which can cause a gradual build-up of sodium in garden soil, which can cause plant growth problems.

Soft water is fine to use in your garden, but it doesn't provide any benefits to your garden. Soft water should only be used occasionally on an outdoor garden that receives natural rain as well.

How Reverse Osmosis Water Can Help

A reverse osmosis filter can greatly reduce contaminants in the water, which makes it a very popular choice for gardeners with plant diversity. The biggest benefit is creating clean, consistent water. You can easily control the nutrients and fertilizers you add. Gardeners with bacteria, iron and chlorine problems will appreciate the benefits of reverse osmosis water. It's basically like having rain water from your faucet. Plus, the pH of RO water can easily be changed, so plants with specific acid or alkaline requirements will benefit from the versatility of reverse osmosis.

Reverse Osmosis is the best water for a serious gardener, as it allows precise control of the nutrient flow to the plants. If you would like to learn more about Culligan® reverse osmosis system, give our Lake of the Ozarks water experts a call at 573-719-1314. We would love to help you have the garden of your dreams!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Truth About Iron In Well Water

There is nothing better than a tall, cold glass of water on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, if you have well water, that cold water may have a funky taste. Well water in many areas, including the Lake of the Ozarks have many different contaminants in them that could lead your water looking, tasting and smelling bad. One of the most common contaminants in well water is iron, and it can leave your water tasting like you have a bloody lip, and nobody wants that when they want to enjoy a glass of refreshing water.

How Iron Enters Water

There are two ways that iron enters well water:

Rainwater or melted snow can travel from the ground's surface and through the soil to become part of the water supply. If the soil contains iron, it can dissolve into the wandering water and travel with it.

Exposure to a combination of water and oxygen causes iron to deteriorate. Unfortunately, if the casings and pipes of a well water supply are made of iron, it can corrode. Rust can flake off the well's components and into the water traveling from the well to your tap.

Is Iron Harmful?

Our bodies need iron to function properly, but iron, like many substances, is toxic at high dosage. However, we don't drink enough water to consume iron at toxic levels. The Environmental Protection Agency considers iron in well water as a secondary contaminant, which means it doesn't have a direct impact on health.

Damage Iron Can Cause

While iron may not affect your health, it can cause costly damages and other issues.

Iron in well water can take it tolls on laundry, dishes, sinks and tubs. It can stain these items red, yellow or brown and they are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove.

When iron travels with water, it can often time settle in certain spots. When iron settles, it can accumulate and end up clogging your dishwashers, washing machines, sprinklers, wells, water pumps and other similar appliances and accessories.

Iron in well water can affect your food and beverages. Iron causes water to taste metallically, which can carry into coffee, tea and other beverages made with iron contaminated water. In addition to the bad taste, iron can add an unpleasant, inky blackness to beverages. Food, especially vegetables, cooked in water containing iron can turn dark and absorb the taste of the water.

Let Culligan Help

If your water contains iron, our Lake of the Ozarks water treatment company can help! We offer a wide range of products to help with your water issues. From water softeners to whole house water filters, no matter your problem, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks can help! To speak with one of our water experts at the Lake of the Ozarks, call us at 573-719-1314.

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