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Rent ANY Piece of Culligan Equipment for $9.95/mo.*

Want to see the difference a Culligan system can make for your family in your home? For a limited time, you can get Culligan for just $9.95/mo* for the first 3 months. This includes:
  • Culligan Water Softener Systems
  • Culligan Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • Culligan Whole Home Water Filters
Contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation.   *Excludes bottled water. 90 day promo period then standard rates apply.

$29.95 System Tune-Up (Reg. $49.95)

Not sure if your system is working properly? Have your current system inspected by your local Culligan Water expert! For a limited time, just $29.95. Any Make, Any Model!

6 Months No Payment, No Interest!

Six month deferral on financed deals of new equipment, no payments and no interest accrued during the deferral period. Call or fill out the form for additional information.

Why Choose Culligan Water Softeners For Your Columbus, Nebraska Home?

Our water softeners are second to none. But the real secret: We make water treatment easy.

  1. Expert Installation. Easy To Use.

    Culligan has been in the water treatment service business for more than 85 years…and it’s all we do. Your local Culligan delivers, installs and maintains your water softener system for you, so you don’t have to! No worries about shipping damage, unboxing, or installation location. Just schedule an appointment, then relax and enjoy the soft water!

  2. Choose Expertise Over Generalists

    There are dozens of softener brands. There are hundreds of types of pipe fittings. Your home is unique. Do you trust a third-party plumber to get it right? Your local Culligan knows its product, and is familiar with the homes in your area. Most importantly – we know how to install water softeners – it’s all we do!

  3. Make Your Water Work For You

    On the fence about whether you need a softener? You could enjoy these benefits – that pay themselves off in no time!

    • 24% in energy savings by using softened cool water to wash clothes [1]
    • 30% more out of your water-using appliances when water contaminants are filtered out [2]
    • 50% in reduced detergent costs when washing laundry, hair and body in soft water [3]
  4. Why Price Tags Are Deceptive

    Unless you were an expert installer, you wouldn’t buy a water heater directly off Amazon. However, big box retailers, both in-store and online, take this transactional approach to homeowners for water treatment. They offer you low price tags for incentive. But what they don’t tell you about are the installation hassle, the third-party customer service on both ends, and how you’re left to your own devices to maintain your system – don’t forget, your home is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you truly want to save throughout the life of your system, go with the expert!

Local Resources

Columbus, Nebraska Hard Water

Drinking water in Columbus, Nebraska averages about 16.8 grains per gallon (gr/gal) or 285 parts per million (ppm), which is considered hard. Columbus, Nebraska gets its water from rivers, lakes, streams, underground wells, etc.

What do you really know about water softeners?

You can access the City of Columbus, Nebraska’s annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This is also known as a consumer confidence report, and provides detailed data on the composition of your municipal water annually.

Proudly serving Columbus, Schuyler, David City, Rising City, Albion, Platte Center, Humphrey, Nebraska.

Water Test Options

Why A Home Water Assessment Is Easier Than Ever

In-Home Appointment

Outdoor Spigot Test

Water Sample Pickup

Drop Off At Our Dealership

Top Products

The Most Popular Water Softeners for Columbus, Nebraska

Culligan HE Smart Softener

Aquasential™ Smart High Efficiency Water Softener

  • Smart brine tank auto-monitors salt levels
  • Convenient auto-bypass valve
  • Reliable non-corrosive valve
  • Worry-free maintenance
Culligan HE Select Plus Softener - Side View

Aquasential™ Select Series™ Water Softeners

  • Affordable design
  • Backed by one of the most comprehensive
    industry warranties
  • Filament-wound exterior and
    non-permeable inner tank shell

The Proof

Why Do Columbus, Nebraska Homeowners LOVE Us?

Jeremy B.
Star Star Star Star Star

Very good service with softer system for whole house. Friendly people and easier service people over my house.

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Peggy W.
Star Star Star Star Star

Always so nice and helpful on the phone. Great service drivers!! Best thing is the products are quality and they last. my 1 st water softener lasted over 24 years and it was so much better than my friend who got one from a box store. I am a customer for life!!

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Robyn W.
Star Star Star Star Star

Super nice company and easy to deal with. Installer was on time, did a great job. I love our new softener as well as the drinking water thing we had installed. 1st time I’ve been able to actually buy groceries and not have to lug home cases of drinking water.

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What’s In Your Water?

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Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
Benefits Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Reduces hard water spots and scale buildup
Reduces the amount of shampoos, cleaners, and detergents needed
Helps laundry look brighter and last longer
Softens water and prevents scaling that reduces the life of water-using appliances
Softens and filters water simultaneously
Advanced sulfur filtration and water odor reduction
Targets harder-to-treat iron and sulfur bacteria
Great for removing chlorine
Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
System Features Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Daily monitoring and system diagnostics
Third-party certified and backed by a comprehensive warranty
Automatic softener bypass onboard and via remote display
Can be used outdoors
Automatic Service Notifications sent directly to your Culligan Water Expert
Remote water softening control to customize the “feel” of your water
Automatic adjustment to changes in water conditions
Operates even in power outages
Guest Cycle provides extra soft water with the touch of a button
Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
Sizing and Compatibility Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Fits small to moderate-size homes with 3/4″ plumbing
Great for any size home with 1″ plumbing
Great for homes with larger plumbing, 1-1/4″ and higher flow rate
Extra-large capacity for large homes and stubborn hard water

You Have Questions

We Have Answers

Will my water taste salty?

No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways. It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium. This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is. In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale. It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no. A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses. On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with. However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.