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Filtered Water Pitchers Pt1 | Brita Products Review
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.