Do you drink water from the faucet?
For most of my life, I drank tap water and never thought twice about it. Growing up in Wisconsin and being surrounded by the Great Lakes, I had access to a somewhat clean water supply.
When I moved to Arizona 11 years, I started drinking bottled water religiously because everyone told me “do not drink the water.” The water in Arizona is extremely hard from the high amount of minerals it contains. Due to the extreme heat, the water is heavily treated with chlorine to kill the bad stuff.
Last year when I moved into my new home, I had several water companies quote me installation of a soft water and reverse osmosis systems. Each company that came to my home tested the water for various things like level of hardness, pH level, chlorine & organic parts.
I was completely grossed out by the results. My home had the highest levels of these things allowed according to safety standards. In fact, it convinced me more than ever to never drink any tap water and continue buying bottled water. While I don’t love buying bottle water because not every bottle actually is recycled that I toss in the bin, I know for my health and sanity it’s important to drink safe water.
Thanks to my friends at Camelbak, they have a solution. I know what you’re thinking. Camelbak? The company that makes hydration packs and water bottles to keep me hydrated on the run? Yes! They have a filtration pitcher this year called the Camelbak Relay.
The CamelBak Relay is a filtration pitcher that according to the website “allows you to filter at the speed of your faucet.”
Just checking…it works!
- Double filtration, it not only filters on the way in, it filters on the way out too.
- It holds 10 cups of water!
- A visible reminder for changing the filter – start in July, change in October. This is my favorite. I have trouble remembering these things.
- Target carries replacement filters. I checked for you.
- Water drips easily from the spout if you tip it side to side even a little, it’s top heavy. A spout cap would be optimal.
- While the pitcher is slender, it’s too tall & has no chance of fitting in my refrigerator.
- No way to tell how much is being filtered out of the water. Knowing how bad my water is, I wish I had a way to see that.
Giveaway time! Camelbak is offering 1 readera free CamelBak Relay. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents with a non PO box address. You have until Friday to enter. I will announce the winner on Sunday. Good luck!
If you are interested in learning more about your local water and finding a report, check out EPA‘s website.
Do you drink your tap water? Have you been concerned about your water quality? Do you use a water filtration system? How much bottled water do you buy in a month?
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