Santa was thinking about the environment this year in our house. One of our Christmas gifts was a Pur water filter pitcher. I confess, we had been using plastic water bottles. In our new-old house we know that the visible plumbing has been replaced with lead-free pipes. It’s the plumbing that we can’t see that we are concerned about. We wonder about the pipe from the town-line to the house. Our city’s website states that they have a program that tests 50 homes per year……
So we had been avoiding drinking the water to avoid the risk of lead and whatever else there might be. We had also been trying to be more hydrated with water, so as you can imagine we were recycling a lot of water bottles. So someone must have told Santa to get us a water filter. We had previously looked at Brita and other filters, but apparently, this Pur filter system is certified by WQA to remove 99% of lead, 96% of copper and mercury, 96% of industrial pollutants, and reduces chlorine.
Wikipedia tells me that: “The Water Quality Association (WQA) is an Illinois-based trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry in the United States. It has more than 2,500 members consisting of both manufacturers as well as dealers/distributors of equipment.“
The filter that we received was an 11 cup pitcher filtration system, purchased from Amazon. It has slim lines, so it fits nicely in my refrigerator. The filters are replaceable, and so may be ordered online or purchased from Walmart. It was easy to assemble, and the lid fits nicely. It has a neat little light on the top which indicates when it is time to replace the filter, based upon how many times you have refilled the pitcher. I think that this is awesome, but I still haven’t gotten to the point where it tells me to replace – so I assume it works.
The water does seem slow to refill in the pitcher, but that’s OK because I can imagine that it’s filtering more bad stuff out. I also find that if I try to pour filtered water from the pitcher while I am still filtering water – I do tend to spill – so that could use some improvement, or I should just be patient.
All and all I am really happy to have this pitcher. It could actually be a bit larger, as we go through more than 11 cups in a day – so maybe I should buy another. It’s not perfect, but I am very happy not to be using plastic water bottles, and I am happy to be consuming less lead.
As Martha Stewart would say – It’s a good thing. Thanks Santa.
(ordered from Amazon.ca Prime – CDN$ 45.49 received in 3 days).