The Salt-Free Solution to Lompoc’s Restriction on Water Softeners

Start enjoying the benefits of softer, hassle-free water without the salt or brine discharge of traditional softening systems with Culligan’s Portable Exchange Water Softeners.

With California’s restrictions on water softeners, softer water may seem out of your reach. But Culligan’s Portable Exchange offers a salt-free alternative for your home.  Our resin filter media tanks will allow you to enjoy the benefits of softer water without the discharge.

With regularly scheduled tank delivery and maintenance, everyone in your home can easily have access to soft water from every fixture. Additionally, our portable exchange tanks actually take up less space than a traditional water softener, use no electricity, and require very few, if any, changes to your plumbing.  So if you’re under a salt restriction, then Culligan’s Portable Exchange Service is a convenient, salt-free, eco-friendly way to enjoy softer water in your home.

Culligan of Lompoc’s Portable Exchange Service

Culligan handles every aspect of your service, from delivery to maintenance. With flexible scheduling, you can arrange a convenient time for installation.  Whenever your tank is ready to be exchanged, we will return to swap out the expended tank for a fresh, recharged unit.  The regeneration process happens at Culligan, so there is no salt discharge at your home or in your community.

When it comes to providing softer, higher-quality water, service is key.  A local Culligan Water expert will conduct a FREE in-home water test to uncover the underlying minerals that are causing your hard water problems.  All you have to do is enjoy great service and soft water in your home.

California Water Softener Ban

In 2008, a number of cities across the state of California banned the use of salt-based water softeners in an effort to preserve freshwater supplies.  Traditionally, water softening systems use salt to help eliminate minerals in your water, such as magnesium and calcium.  Culligan’s Portable Exchange Service saw the need to provide an eco-friendly, convenient salt-free alternative to provide customers in these brine-restricted areas with soft water.

Culligan’s Portable Exchange Benefits

Culligan’s Portable Exchange Service is the eco-friendly solution to give your home soft water.  Our service can help you enjoy a whole host of benefits:

  • Experience softer, higher-quality water in your home without salt or brine discharge.
  • Get the benefits of a water softener without the need to buy and maintain one.
  • Enjoy convenient delivery times to get your replacement tanks from a Culligan Water Expert. 

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Portable Exchange Delivery!

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Product Overview

Your Lompoc Culligan delivers and exchanges a tank at your home on a regular schedule that is convenient for you. Regeneration takes place at Culligan, so there’s no salt discharge at your home and in your community.

Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

HE Softener Vs. Portable Exchange

High Efficiency Softener

  • Up to 46% less water and salt than traditional softeners
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Fully programmable controls
  • Control the feel of your water
  • Automatic adjustments to water conditions and usage

Portable Exchange

  • No water discharge
  • No heavy salt bags to buy or carry
  • No maintenance or self-service
  • Approved alternative to all restricted automatic softeners


What is the price?

Culligan Lompoc offers pricing based on your needs and budget. Pricing also would reflect the number of visits to the home. Please fill out a "Get Pricing" form and Lompoc Culligan will contact you for accurate pricing based on your home. 

Why would I need more than one tank?

This would depend on the amount of people living in your home and the hardness of your water.

Do you need to have access to my house?

Typically the tanks are placed in the garage or on the side of the house. Most of the time the Culligan technicians have access through: gate, garage opener, PIN, etc.

Do you have purchase options?

We only rent our Portable Exchange systems

Does this waste water?

No water is wasted with our system. All federal, state and local laws are adhered to in disposal of all discharge.

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