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October 05, 2009

Fred Smith Plumbing affiliate, Culligan of New York City, Introduces New Aqua-Cleer® Bottle-less Coolers For Quality Water, Convenience and Savings at the Office

Fred Smith Plumbing’s affiliate, Culligan of New York City – a NYC leader in water treatment solutions for more than 20 years -, just introduced its new line of Aqua-Cleer Point of Use (POU) bottle-less coolers for commercial businesses and residential homes. Bottle-less coolers are perfect for small, high traffic areas such as hotels, offices, lobbies and gyms where space is limited. Because the water comes directly from the building’s existing water source and is automatically filtered for drinking, there’s no more heavy lifting, delivering or storage of five gallon bottles. And because bottle-less coolers don’t use water bottles, they offer businesses an unlimited supply of high quality drinking water on demand.

“Our customers have told us that they are always looking to incorporate greener business practices and to save money, especially in today’s current economy. Culligan’s bottle-less coolers help address both issues. Some of our customers claim they’ve not only reduced plastic waste – and their carbon footprint –, but have saved between 20 to 70 percent on drinking water expenses annually by switching to a point-of-use system,” says Philip J. Kraus, President of Culligan of New York City.

Bottle-Less But Feature-Rich

Culligan of New York City’s bottle-less coolers use the company’s newest and most advanced Aqua-Cleer filtration system. This next-generation filtration technology features 13 filter options which can be custom-tailored to individual needs. Customers can choose from a simple sediment or carbon filter up to a multi-stage reverse osmosis system. The Aqua-Cleer family also includes specialty cartridges for such contaminants* as arsenic, perchlorate and volatile organics.

Culligan’s Aqua-Cleer bottle-less coolers are available in four models suited to different business sizes and drinking water needs. These include:

CC Ultra: available as a free-standing tower or mini countertop system, this cooler provides state of the art features. With its lighted push buttons, electronic controls, biological growth resistant “bio cote” exterior, UV light and energy-saving hot tank sleep mode, it’s the ideal choice for any business setting.

CC Custom: the large internal storage reservoir makes this free-standing cooler a great option for applications requiring reverse osmosis or nanofiltration. Designed to work with five stages of treatment, this system includes built-in automatic leak detection and shut-off.

CC Plus/Plus UV: this popular, mid-range cooler offers a sleek style for basic water dispensing needs. With hot and cold dispensing ability, a hot water safety lock and a large four liter cold water tank, this workhorse dispenses drinking water with ease.

CC Basic: an economical bottle-less cooler option, this sturdy tower provides hot/cold water, a single Aqua Cleer head for remote mounting and a dual float device shut-off for enhanced safety-making this ideal for smaller business, waiting rooms and reception areas.

Backed by a Trusted Expert and Serviced by New York City’s Finest Technicians

Whatever their preference, commercial customers will benefit from the expertise, experience and high quality of customer care that the Culligan of New York City’s service technicians provide. Local @ First Avenue & 87th St., “on call” and ready, Culligan of New York City’s technicians can respond within fifteen minutes as customer’s water quality needs change or they need answers to complex water issues.

Recruited and selected from a pool of seasoned plumbing mechanics at Fred Smith Plumbing & Heating – and then trained at Culligan International’s technical school – the Culligan of New York City technical team delivers professionalism unmatched in the industry. Under the supervision of Mr. Kraus, a New York City Licensed Master Plumber, all work is performed in a neat and courteous manner and complies with the NYC Department of Building’s Plumbing Code.

Culligan of New York City’s Aqua-Cleer POU bottle-less product line is currently available. For more information view brochure or call 1-212-472-9700.

*contaminants are not necessarily in your drinking water

About Culligan of New York City

Culligan of New York City is a Fred Smith Plumbing & Heating affiliated company that provides water treatment solutions to New York City. An exclusive Culligan dealership, Culligan of New York City offers drinking water filtration products, bottle-less water coolers, whole building (central) filtration, ultra pure water systems, and other purification systems and services for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

About Culligan International

Culligan has been recognized as the world leading innovator and provider of water filtration systems for more than 70 years. Headquartered in the Chicago area, Culligan maintains offices in 12 countries, dealers and licensees in over 70 countries, and a network of 700+ franchise and company-owned dealers across North America. Culligan offers the most extensive water treatment product line in the world, and its solutions have been backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, highlighted as a Consumers Digest “Best Buy” and featured on the “Designing Spaces” national television show. Culligan is also a founding member of the Water Quality Association and contributing donor to the Water Quality Research Foundation, the research arm of the water quality improvement industry.

About Fred Smith Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.

Fred Smith Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. is New York’s premier provider of comprehensive plumbing and heating solutions to the co-op and condo community. Services include plumbing, heating, sewer and drain cleaning, high pressure steam, HVAC, pump repair, roof tank cleaning, water filtration, and private repairs. From basic apartment repairs to building wide system upgrades to ongoing maintenance, Fred Smith Plumbing & Heating delivers a level of service and professionalism rarely seen anymore. For more information, please visit:

You may view the Aqua-Cleer Bottleless Coolers here.


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