Did you know that today, Tuesday, March 22nd is World Water Day? Water is a basic requirement for all life, yet water resources are facing increasing demands from, and competition among, users around the world. In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated today as World Day for Water every year.
I’ll admit it, I didn’t know any of that either. But when I was contacted to review a product that can help provide fresh, clean, filtered water to my family…without having to purchase throw away bottles…how could I say no?
Enter the Filtrete Water Station. Filtrete provides the convenience of bottled water without the cost and waste of throw-away plastic bottles. If you purchase a lot of bottled water like we (try not to) do, it could save you up to $4,000 per year in bottled water costs!
How does it work? The Filtrete filters water directly from the tap into four, BPA-free reusable water bottles. When full, place the bottles in the fridge for bottled water when you want it and attach additional bottles to the water station so the entire family has one. And as a bonus for busy moms, the bottles are dishwasher safe and include a leak-proof cap.
So what is the difference between this and say, Brita? Well, the filter on the Filtrete lasts longer and filters two and a half times more water than traditional pitcher filters.
And one other thing that will make your green (as in Earth lovin’, not jealous) heart skip a beat? The Filtrete Water Station helps save up to 3,000 plastic bottles per year from ending up in landfills. That alone was worth trying the product for!
The Filtrete Water Station was super easy to use. You simply put the bottles on the station, fill up the filter with tap water right out of the sink, and let the filter work its magic. Then you can remove the bottles and put them in the fridge for cold, filtered, (and reusable) bottled water. Yes, it was that easy.
The only issue that I had with the bottles was that the leak-proof cap was pretty hard to use – I couldn’t give one to Ethan and expect him to be able to open and close it. But that’s what sippy cups are for, right?
I highly recommend this product, especially for green families. The water didn’t taste like tap water and it was so easy and convenient to use. My favorite pro’s are that the bottles are so easy to refill, and that the station doesn’t take up any space at all in the counter…it sort of just blends in.
And guess what? In honor of World Water Day, one of you lucky readers is being given the gift of better tasting water at home and on-the-go with the Filtrete Water Station! That’s right, it’s a chance to win one for yourself!
All you have to do is leave me a comment and you’ll be entered to win.
If you’d like additional chances to win, you can…
– Leave me a tip about what your family does to “go green” (leave a different comment)
– Tweet about this giveaway (leave an additional comment saying that you did): Another cool @mommyofamonster #giveaway! Enter to win a Filtrete Water Station & say goodbye to bottled water forever! http://bit.ly/hH54uA
And so it goes…