Transform the taste of your Jefferson City tap water — easier

Untreated water can taste like it’s been through the ringer — because it has. Reverse osmosis filtration eliminates potentially harmful contaminants and foul tasting impurities for high-quality, great-tasting drinking water at home.

Jefferson City water can have its share of issues — even with municipal treatment and filtration of the Big River water that serves most of the city, contaminants that impact the way drinking water tastes and smells often show up throughout the city’s taps and faucets.

As with many surface water sources like lakes, streams, and rivers, industrial and agricultural activity can dramatically change the quality of Jefferson City tap water from neighborhood to neighborhood and season to season. Sometimes these contaminants pose safety concerns, like arsenic or chromium, which can be dangerous to consume, while others present more cosmetic issues, like iron, which can give the water a brownish or reddish color.

Jefferson City Tap Water

The greatest and most common concentrations of contaminants in and around Jefferson City water are those often associated with surface water sources.  These can include microbes, organic and inorganic material, pesticides and herbicides, as well as chemical and even radioactive byproducts that can enter the water supply via storm drains and runoff from factories and farms.

Because most of Jefferson City’s tap water is sourced from the surface water of Big River, water can often take on the tastes and smells associated with treatment chemicals used to filter and remove common contaminants seen from industrial and agricultural runoff. These can be especially noticeable seasonally as the city works to eliminate water issues in the supply that can flourish under spring and summer conditions. 

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

The best way to ensure your drinking water is safe, great tasting, and contaminant-free is to use a multi-stage, reverse osmosis filter — like the one in our Culligan® Aqua-Cleer® Advanced Drinking Water System.

Reverse osmosis filtration is one of the most reliable forms of water treatment and is proven to remove harmful contaminants like lead, radium, and chromium-6. RO filtration also removes minerals like calcium, and treatment chemicals like aesthetic chlorine that can cause water to taste or smell unpleasant.

Culligan’s RO filtration systems are customized for Jefferson City’s surface water system, so you get better-tasting results right from your own tap. Along with supplying safe, reliable drinking water at home, RO systems can save you money and hassle. With an RO system for example, you’ll no longer need those disposable, single-use water bottles or one-size-fits-all pitcher filters that aren’t customized to address Jefferson City’s specific surface water problems.

Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems are also available in a variety of designs to fit kitchens of all styles — from modern finishes to timeless designs.  With so many options, it’s easy to find the RO system that’s right for your home.

RO System Highlights

  • Targeted filtration removes harmful water contaminants like lead, chlorine, chromium-6, radium, and arsenic.
  • Multi-stage, customized filtration freshens water right in your kitchen.
  • Complete installation and servicing from your Culligan Man for hassle-free maintenance.
  • Flexible designs and varieties of finishes match all kinds of kitchens and configurations.
  • Available mineral boost cartridges can add beneficial minerals back into Jefferson City water for great tasting, pH balanced water, that’s great for you.

Your Jefferson City Culligan Man always professionally installs your Reverse Osmosis System and provides routine maintenance to maximize its efficiency. We’re with you every step of the way to safer, better water, easily.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Culligan® Aqua-Cleer® Advanced Drinking Water System!

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Culligan Reverse Osmosis System Product Overview


Water quality can differ from town to town and even within the same municipality. With this in mind, Culligan developed the innovative under-the-sink Culligan Aqua-Cleer®, one of our most advanced filtration systems ever. The Aqua-Cleer utilizes a wide range of specialized filtration cartridges to tailor the water treatment process to your individual home's water and the contaminants that may be in it. This allows you to experience the enhanced taste and performance of Culligan's smart water filtration. It's like have a bottled water company under your sink! 

Product Specifications


Thirteen advanced filter options provide comprehensive filtration for water problems such as lead, radium, chlorine, and arsenic. 

  • Maintenance-free design handled by your Culligan Service Technician who takes care of everything including installation, filter changes, and filter disposal.
  • Designer faucets available in a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to match your kitchen. 
  • Large-capacity, high-quality reservoir tanks ensure you always have plenty of Culligan drinking water available.
  • Space-saving, streamlined design so the Aqua-Cleer® System can be conveniently installed in a variety of locations. 
  • Quality monitoring with an exclusive electronic monitor that ensures your system is working properly.

*contaminants may not be in your water

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Reverse Osmosis Systems


I have heard a lot about Chromium 6 in drinking water in the news. What is Chromium 6 and can Culligan equipment filter out Chromium 6?

Yes, chromium six (or hexavalent chromium) has recently been discovered in limited amounts in some water supplies. Chromium six is suspected of being a carcinogen, and should not be ingested at amounts above the federally mandated limits.  We have never been alarmists, but if you are concerned about the quality of the water you drink, you might want to consider a reverse osmosis system.  Reverse Osmosis is the only readily available system that removes up to 97% of chromium six.

  1. What is Reverse Osmosis (R.O.)?

Reverse osmosis is a sophisticated multi-stage filtration system that is capable of removing up to 97% of all the dissolved minerals from your water.  It is designed to make water that is at least as good as the water you buy in bottles.  Many times, it’s even better.  This reduces waste in landfills by using less bottled water, making reverse osmosis environmentally friendly.

  1. Is Reverse Osmosis water really as good as bottled?

Yes - The system uses multiple processes including Reverse Osmosis to make great tasting, low sodium drinking water. Reverse Osmosis removes about 97% of the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) including salt and sodium from the water. Read the labels on bottled water and you will discover Reverse Osmosis is the same process used by most bottlers ... so in effect ... you really are getting ... "bottled water ... without the bottle".

  1. I already have a filter in my refrigerator? Why do I need anything else?

Refrigerator filters are typically just carbon, and while carbon filtered water is better than no treatment at all, it is limited in what it can remove. Only reverse osmosis is capable of removing dissolved minerals and chemicals from your water. 

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