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Filtered Water Pitchers Pt1 | Brita Products Review

Updated on March 15, 2011

Clean water is the fundamental building block of life; over 80% of the cells in your body are composed of water. So, ensuring the water is clean and pure is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Now my old friends will raise an eyebrow to hear me talk of this as for much of my adult life coffee was my staple drink. From first light to bed time I drank coffee sometimes a soda, and in my younger days copious amounts of Beer and Jose Cuervo Gold.

The benefits of drinking a half gallon or so of good water daily came home to me during the Gulf War. When we moved back to the states to Richmond Hill in Georgia the city water supply was clean but occasionally would have a high Sulfur content, not enough to do you harm but the smell was bad enough to make you want to skip it for drinking purposes of any kind.

So to deal with that, we installed what amounts to a mini water treatment plant under our sink. It uses the same Reverse Osmosis technology that the military and bottled water manufacturers use to ensure clean water. It had it’s own faucet mounted at the kitchen sink top and it was great.

Well, I recently moved to take a new job and my apartment has no such system, and while there is no sulfur problem here I could definitely taste the difference between the two water supplies (Old Home / New Home). I don’t make enough money to buy that much bottled water so I tried out one of the Brita Filtered Water Pitchers. It works great!

Brita Water Pitchers

According to the Brita Water Web Site there products are certified to reduce Lead, Cryposporidium and Giardia, TTHM’s and VOC. Not sure what all that stands for but I do know it tastes better than the water coming directly from the tap. So here are some of their products below and in the future I will do some comparisons of some of the competition.

Also for you folks climbing up the ‘Green Tree’ Each filter, filters approximately 40 gals of water, to replicate this with bottled water you’d need about 300 bottles, plastic bottles that take 20 or thirty years to decompose in your local landfill. While Green is not my major motivation it is what it is and the conservationist Boy Scout in me tells me it’s a good thing.



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    • msorensson profile image

      msorensson 7 years ago

      Useful, Hmrjmr1.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks Leon and you as well..

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A very nice hub. Good clean water can not be beat. God Bless You.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Chris - Much Thanks for stopping by!

      Dusty - You brought up a good point I may just do that (The Hub) Thanks!!

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      50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

      Hammer, a great article and point. As a main staple of life, no home should be with out some type of system to purify water. A home in Katrina's aftermath that had water purification means would have put them at the top of the food chain. I keep and advise usable filtration in home as well as a system that can be taken on the road if need be. There are many that fit the bill, a topic for a huge hub, 50

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Ive got that Brita system cannister -- it's great!!

      Hoy, buddy!!!!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      BKC - Thanks for your input and happy clean water drinking!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I live in NYC where we are supposed to have the best drinking water in the US. Well, this is what a politician told us who just bought his 3rd term in office - even though we have term limits - so of course I don't believe anything he says.

      So I tried Brita - and I have to say - what a difference. Brita does seem to take that 'taste' out of water. You know the 'taste' we are not supposed to 'taste.' - I'm satisfied with Brita and it is far better than the bottled water for a million (land-fill) reasons.

      Thanks a lot for an alternative which makes more sense than bottle water.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Abso;utley correct Tom, for some though the 'taste' is transparent until you try one of these. Thanks mate!

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I've always heard the best tasting water is water that has no taste at all.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Pop - Thanks that's the one I'm gonna test next. Appreciate the input. Have a great day!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      I have always used a Brita and was satisfied. Then I switched to Zero Water and I am amazed. It comes with a gauge that measures purity and nothing I drank before registered as pure as Zero. The filter seems to be lasting a really long time.