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Here at Culligan, we’re really into water. We take the subject very seriously. But we’re not beyond having a little fun with our dedication to life’s essential liquid. With Culligan’s May Is Drinking Water Month celebration coming up in the next couple of weeks, we present a variety of fun, odd, and amusing facts about water. Enjoy—with a cool 8-ounce glass of our favorite beverage.

Fact 1 Water makes up approximately 70% of a human’s body weight – but DON’T stop drinking water to lose weight!

Fact 2 Approximately 80% of your brain tissue is made of water (about the same percentage of water found in a living tree – maybe is this why people hit their heads and say “knock on wood”?).

Fact 3 The average amount of water you need per day is about 3 liters (13 cups) for men and 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women.

Fact 4 By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost more than 1 percent of its total water – so let’s not feel thirst. Take a break right now and have a glass of water. We will wait on you to get back for Fact 5.

Fact 5 Refreshed? Let’s continue. Drinking water can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism, which helps burn calories faster.

Fact 6 The average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we could only survive about one week without water—that’s how essential water is to human life. Some of us can’t go a day without coffee, but that’s a different story.

Fact 7 Good hydration can prevent arthritis. With plenty of water in your body, there is less friction in your joints, thus less chance of developing arthritis.

Fact 8 Drinking enough water everyday can help reduce heart disease and cancer. Water helps flush toxins out of your body, and the fewer toxins that come into contact with your colon, bladder, and other organs, the less chance that critical ailments can develop. Some mornings there is a greater need for toxin flushing than others.

Fact 9 Smile. Good hydration can help reduce cavities and tooth decay. Water helps produce saliva, which keeps your mouth and teeth clean.

Fact 10 There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the planet was formed. Believe it or not, the water you drink could share the same molecules that dinosaurs drank. Don’t think too much about this, though.

Stop on by our Facebook page and let us know which fact is your favorite. Or add your own by tweeting us @CulliganMan.

So as we say here at Culligan, it may be just a simple glass of water, but boy is it a powerful drink!



Entertaining post. You got me at point no. 1, that would have been a pretty convenient idea if you can just not drink water to lose half your weight. hehe.

Anyway, I'm actually pretty familiar with your brand as I do a lot of research about water softening systems. But am just wondering what your stand about drinking 'hard water'? Because there's some differing ideas regarding this, some saying it's harmful to your health, and some saying it's actually safer than drinking soft water?

Posted by: Robert Walsch( Visit ) at 4/28/2013 8:15 PM

if you have sulfur water, pay to have it treated by a service, then sulfur odor returns, service says anode rod needs changing, so you change the rod, odor returns, service says to replace hot water heater, done, odor returns, new & better system put in, odor returns, service wants anode rod removed permanently from new tank voiding warranty - says tank is the problem, not their clean water...what would you do?
Posted by: Amy Flinton at 4/29/2013 8:19 AM

Thank you for your question! We turned to our Culligan Problem Water Engineer to help explain where sulfur water comes from and what you can do to reduce the rotten egg odor. Head over to our blog ( for details on treating sulfur water. If you have specific product or service questions, please contact your local Culligan Man or call Customer Care at 1-800-Culligan.
Posted by: Codee at 4/30/2013 3:03 PM

Hi Robert, thanks for the compliment – we are still blushing! Your question is an interesting one. Since hard water contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese, its physical effects around the home are easily identifiable (rust stains on your appliances, scale in your pipes, water stains on your glassware), but health effects are a different story. There are some who swear by drinking spring water with very high mineral contents, and others who disagree. We may be a water professional, but we cannot pretend to be health professional!

However you may treat all the water in your home, many of our customers also select specific treatment systems for their drinking water. A Reverse Osmosis system, usually installed in your basement or under your sink, reduces sodium, chloride, fluoride and a range of other contaminants from your water. The best way to know what is in the water in your home is to have your water analyzed by a professional. Your local Culligan Man offers a water test right in your home or you can receive an in-depth water analysis from our Culligan Analytical Lab. Your Culligan Man can review the results of your water test so you can know exactly what is in your water, and if other contaminants are present, your Culligan Man can design a solution for your home. Let us know if you have any further questions!
Posted by: Codee at 5/23/2013 11:09 AM

You really give some great points here. Thanks for sharing this to us. This will really help homeowners.
Posted by: Amy( Visit ) at 9/2/2013 8:17 PM

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