There's nothing wrong with our town water except that it sometimes has a strong chlorine taste. I don't mind that a whole lot if I'm just drinking a glass of water, but for some reason it really annoys me when I make tea.
For years, we've been buying bottled water and that annoys me both for the minor annoyance and expense but also for the plastic trash generated every week. We have enough plastic in our landfills to last our descendants for thousands of years; I'm sick of adding to it.
So, last night we bought a PUR faucet mount 3-stage water filter. I installed it this morning and made a pot of tea.. perfect.
I've read reviews that complain that these things only last five or six years. From a cost point of view, that's not bad, but now I have to wonder whether five years of plastic water bottles is worse than the plastic and other junk in here.. and then there are the filters which get thrown away every few months.. I may be saving money, but am I doing worse by our landfills? I don't know..
Oh well - the tea tastes good. The plastic I'll be chucking takes up less space for sure and maybe it is less waste overall.. I hope so.
Tony Lawrence 2008-07-04 Rating:
We later replaced this with an undersink Aquasana system.
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