I feel like my home and vehicle are water bottle wastelands. I find them on night stands, in diaper bags, on kitchen counter tops, rolling under the seat of my car. And more often than not they are still half full. This drives me crazy for so many reasons. Buying a huge case of water every time I go to the grocery store is such a waste of money. Not to mention our house is rather small and so this case of water tends to just sit on the kitchen floor taking up valuable space. Plus there are these facts about bottled water that are basically mind boggling…
FACT #1: The label “purified water” doesn’t guarantee that the water is from a mountain spring. Often, bottling companies purchase municipal tap water, put it through a filtration process, bottle it, and then sell it back to consumers for hundreds to thousands times the cost.
FACT #2: 5 out of 6 plastic bottles are improperly recycled. Also, some plastic bottles are shipped overseas for cheaper recycling.
FACT #3: 17 Million oil barrels are used in the production of plastic water bottles each year. Enough to fuel 1,000,000 cars for one year.
FACT #4: 6.74 gallons of water are used in the production and transportation of a 1-liter water bottle.
FACT #5: 1 liter of fossil fuel is used in the production and transport of 1 plastic bottle, emitting 1.2lb of greenhouse gases.
Do you feel that? Water bottle guilt. They’re bad for our environment, bad for our bank account, and can even be bad for our health. But what’s the alternative? Drinking straight from the tap? I live in an area where we have city water which goes through a treatment facility, but did you know these treatment plants are not set up to detoxify water from pesticides. I’ve tried a pitcher filter and not only are they unbelievably slow to fill, but no one ever wants to refill it. Going to the fridge for a glass of cold water only to find an empty pitcher is super frustrating. And faucet mounted filters are just too bulky and rather tacky looking. So now what?
No worries because I found the perfect solution with a new kitchen faucet from Pfister.
The Pfister Clarify Faucet with Xtract Filter Mode has everything you would expect from a kitchen faucet plus filtered water too. I couldn’t wait for my hubby to complete the installation and was super stoked when it only took about thirty minutes.
From the sink it looks like a normal kitchen faucet with two function pull down sprayer. I love that this faucet adds a touch of elegance to my kitchen. Aren’t those curves absolutely gorgeous!
But the secret is underneath the sink with the GE® 2X Highflow Filtration System which reduces contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, chlorine, lead and cysts from your drinking water. And for those impatient people… like me…. you’ll be happy to hear that the Pfister Clarify delivers filtered water 2X faster than conventional drinking water dispensers while completely eliminating the need for a bulky filter pitcher or faucet mounted filter attachment. These filters will last up to six months and are also recyclable.
However, the best part is that the filter mode is activated by simply turning the handle backwards. When you hear the click you will know there is clean refreshing cold water in your glass. It’s so simple that I use filtered water for pretty much everything – drinking, cooking, and even the cat gets filtered water!
If you want the convenience of filtered water directly from your kitchen faucet I can not say enough good things about the Pfister Clarify Faucet with Xtract Filter Mode. Visit Pfister to learn even more!