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Central WI Healthcare Facility
Located in Wisconsin

Sterling Culligan Water works with several different hospitals and healthcare facilities across central Wisconsin.

Clients begin working with our team because they trust the Culligan name when it comes to personalized and effective water treatment solutions. We build relationships with these facilities by actively participating in industry associations and remaining a committed, knowledgeable and experienced partner.

Healthcare Water Treatment Problems

In healthcare facilities, high quality water is essential to daily operations, and the need for water treatment spans many different departments.

Healthcare laboratories require high quality water to reduce the risk of variability or prevent bacterial disease. Water is the most common reagent used in lab settings, and even the smallest traces of salts or other contaminants can result in negative consequences. Portable exchange deionization (PEDI), reverse osmosis, ultraviolet disinfection and submicron filtration are a few of the Culligan treatment options available to provide the quality of water needed.

Central Sterilization
In addition to laboratories, high quality water is necessary for central sterilization, which is the decontamination of surgical devices. This is particularly important, because certain medical devices may introduce contaminants directly into the body that are normally protected by skin and other membranes. Similar to the water needed for labs, portable exchange deionization (PEDI), reverse osmosis, ultraviolet disinfection and submicron filtration are just some of the Culligan solutions available.

In healthcare facilities, laundry includes bed sheets, blankets, towels, personal clothing, patient gowns, uniforms, scrub suits and drapes for surgical procedures. With poor water quality, laundry can become scratchy and uncomfortable. Hard water additionally requires the use of more chemicals, soaps, energy and water. Installing a Culligan water softener reduces this hardness and helps to save on both energy and detergent. It can also avoid scale buildup and extend the life of facility equipment.

Dialysis is a medical procedure used on patients who have temporarily or permanently lost kidney function. High quality water is required for this process, because adverse patient outcomes could be experienced as a result of water containing certain chemical or biological contaminants. Culligan water systems such as portable exchange deionization (PEDI), reverse osmosis, ultraviolet disinfection and submicron filtration meet the proper certifications required for this medical treatment.

Sterling Culligan Water Treatment Solutions

It is crucial that water treatment systems are always online in healthcare environments, so Culligan solutions are designed to provide treated water 24/7, 365 days per year. Below are just a few common water treatment solutions used in the healthcare industry.

Water Softening
Water softening utilizes a process called “ion exchange” to remove dissolved hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese. These minerals can’t be trapped by a filter, so a molecular reaction is required. Water softeners have resin beads that hold onto sodium, and as the hard water flows through the resin, the sodium is swapped for the hard water minerals. The hard water minerals are trapped in the softener and a miniscule amount of sodium flows out with the softened water.

Deionized water is water that has had most of the mineral content and dissolved ion content removed. It is considered high purity water. Deionization uses an ion-exchange process in which water flows through resin beds or resin beads. Cation resin exchanges hydrogen ions (H) for positive ions, and anion resin exchanges hydroxide ions (OH-) for negative ions. Culligan deionization products reduce total dissolved solids (TDS) from water in a way that is easy to use and maintain.

Reverse Osmosis
Reverse osmosis is the process of pushing water through a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities and harmful contaminants. First, pressurized water passes through a particle filter to remove impurities like salt, sand and sediment. The water then moves to an activated carbon filter that traps and removes minerals and contaminants such as chlorine, mercury, copper and pesticides. The pressurized water is then forced through the membrane’s tiny holes where the smallest impurities are trapped and only clean water passes through. The contaminants that were removed are flushed away and the treated water is sent to a storage tank to undergo a final activated-carbon filtration to improve taste quality before it’s ready for use.

Ultraviolet Disinfection
Ultraviolet disinfection is a safe, natural and low-maintenance way to treat water. In this process, water is purified as it runs through a stainless steel chamber that contains a UV-producing lamp. As the water flows past the lamp, harmful microorganisms in the water are killed.

Why Choose Sterling Culligan Water?

Sterling Culligan Water is the industry leader when it comes to water treatment for healthcare, because we care for our clients in the same way healthcare professionals care for their patients.

Our team of local experts thoroughly understands the stringent water requirements for healthcare facilities and produces quality water that meets EPA, FDA, USDA and state guidelines. We also know how important the bottom line is to your business, so we reduce front-end investments and ongoing operating costs.

A contract with Sterling Culligan Water guarantees you around-the-clock emergency service to handle unexpected issues in-person or over the phone, ensuring your system is back up and running as soon as possible. Plus, our regularly scheduled maintenance services, salt delivery and performance check-ups extend the lifespan of all treatment equipment.

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