Three Reasons You Need a Filtering Water Pitcher

If you can’t drink your water straight from the tap, a filtering pitcher can help.

Glass of water
Not all tap water is the same, so use a filtering pitcher to remove chemicals and metals before you fill another glass.Pixabay

If you live in a place where tap water isn’t as clean and pure as you’d prefer, then a filtering water pitcher is going to be your best friend. Some people have water that contains chemicals and heavy metals, which is not safe for consumption. The good news is there are plenty of options for purifying water so it’s safe to drink, and one of the most popular ways is with a water pitcher that has a built-in filtration system.

Brita 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser with 1 Filter
You bought the water pitcher to make your water safe, didn’t you?Brita

The purpose of a water pitcher with a filtration system is to make water safe to drink. Bacteria and other parasites can exist in impure water, and by consuming that water, you put yourself at risk of exposure to some nasty things. Some water also contains heavy metals that can be carcinogenic. So, get yourself a filtering water pitcher that reduces or altogether removes chlorine, copper, mercury, zinc, and other elements.

Brita Everyday Water Pitcher with Filter
You will taste the difference between tap and filtered water.Brita

Using a water pitcher with a filter will not only improve the makeup of the water, but also its quality and how it tastes. This means you won’t be drinking water that smells moldy or foul. Instead, by regularly replacing the filter, your water will stay at the correct pH level for it be healthy and tasty. That said, be careful about going too crazy with a filtration system. Some filters go so far as to remove minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium, and iron that are actually good for your body.

PUR PPT111W Ultimate 11 Cup Pitcher with LED & Lead Reduction Filter-White
The easier a water filter is to keep alive, the more likely you will continue to use it.PUR

No one wants a water filter that causes more fuss and trouble than it’s worth. Look for a setup that with a filter that has a long lifespan so you’re not constantly changing it out (which can become expensive). Look at how often you’ll need to replace the filter on the water pitcher you’re considering, and weigh that into your final decision.