March 22nd is World Water Day!

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!

Good luck!

And so it goes…

I received a free Filtrete Water Station for hosting this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any other source. I was not compensated to provide an opinion of the products. This giveaway is open to US residents only. It begins on Monday, March 21st and will end on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using The winner will be announced on Monday and must respond with a current mailing address within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen.


  1. susanlanai says:
    Sounds delicious!
  2. susanlanai says:
    We try to do the 3 R's : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  3. susanlanai says:
    Tweeted ~!/susanlanai/status/50128477806006272
  4. Jennifer says:
    This soundsawesome. How have I never heard of it before
  5. Jennifer says:
    We also try to do the three Rs but I am also purchasing more products out there made with recycled material. There are so many now!
  6. I have been so curious about this product. I've seen it recently and am so interested in it because we use lots of bottled water, which we have been trying to cut down on.
  7. We have been majorly recycling (I have my kids all involved at ages 6 and 2 and 2) and reusing and trying to reduce. It's harder than you think with the way everything is packaged: in packages, then boxes, then shipped...totally unnecessary.
  8. That sounds like a wonderful system!! I hate buying bottled water, and I drink mine from a thermos.. but my hubby doesn't 'like' tap water, so he buys bottle water to work out.. maybe this would convince him otherwise!!
  9. Belle's Books says:
    Sounds like a great product! Thanks for the review!
  10. Heather H says:
    I would love to win this! I have been trying to get my husband off bottled water and into filtered water for a while with no luck. This might work!
  11. Heather H says:
    We also signed up for the city's recycling program. Again, having trouble getting the hubs to cooperate/participate. :(
  12. Heather H says:
  13. andygirl says:
    I've been so absent and I'm glad I came back in time for a great giveaway. go me! hee!
  14. andygirl says:
    and you know I live in Oregon, which is a totally eco state, so we're all about the green. I use reusable water bottles and shopping bags. I don't ride a bike like most Portlanders but I try to walk a lot and use public transport. we're big on reusing before we recycle and we recycle anything we can. we buy recycled paper products and recyclable or compostable materials. oh and of course we try to save on energy with light usage and we use the heater only when necessary.
  15. andygirl says:
  16. Sign me up for a chance to win!
  17. I'd love to enter! Thanks for the giveaway :)
  18. Laura Christine (your cousin) :) says:

    Have you tried making your own laundry detergent? I absolutely love it and have been using it for a couple weeks now. I can give you the recipe to try it. Were not particularly GREEN but we try to do what we can and you get tons of detergent for a little work with ingredients that are eco friendly! let me know. :)
  19. I would love this. Steve is addicted to bottled water and I try to use the fridge filter as much as possible.
    We recycle and I also try to use my own bags at stores. I would love to know about your cousin's laundry detergent recipe.
  20. April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears says:
    I would love to win this! :)
  21. April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears says:
    I try to use earth friendly cleaners when possible!
  22. I would so love to win this-we have been thinking about buying one
  23. We recycle our newspaper,cardboard and magazines
  24. Would love to have this!
  25. I use wool dryer balls in place of dryer sheets.
  26. Looks interesting- rather than a pitcher, can you use other bottles?
  27. That sounds great! Husband and I were just commenting about how many water bottles we buy & that we really need to try something new to "go green".