Did you know August is Water Quality Month? Water Quality can be improved with a little bit of water conservation. A lot of people take clean water for granted, but is the tap water you’re drinking really clean?
I’m sure everyone at least has gotten water out of the sink and it has been less than pleasant. Unfiltered tap water scares me because of the risk of harmful contaminants. I refuse to make my son’s formula with tap water. I purchase bottled water or gallons of water to use for my son’s formula, in recipes which call for water, providing water to my cats, and for using in beverages. Not only is purchasing bottle watered an inconvenience, it’s also expensive. You may have heard of water filtration systems. Water Filtration Systems are pretty nifty. Most Water Filtration Systems are either gadgets you put on your faucet or are in the style of a pitcher with a built in filter.
I got so sick of buying water for my son I decided I was going to buy a water filter. My family is on a tight budget and the constant purchasing of water is taking a huge toll on our budget. In a weird twist of fate I was contacted by MAVEA who wanted me to try their MAVEA pitcher the day I was about to purchase a water filtration system. But what exactly is MAVEA anyway?
MAVEA pitchers are different from other filtration systems because they utilize leading technology and design to create a fresh difference one can taste, see and smell. MAVEA’s activated carbon filter clears water of impurities such as copper, lime scale, mercury and cadmium. The ion exchange resin beads within the filter reduce atrazine, benzene, simazine, chlorine, tetrachloroethylene and carbon particles. The unique design even eliminates odor. No need to worry about changing the filter either, because the MAVEA Smart Meter clearly displays the remaining lifespan of the filter.
MAVEA water pitchers prevent bacteria growth and improve the duration of the filter. You can also go green with MAVEA’s 100% recyclable filters! Lastly, softer water means less wear-and-tear on appliances.
All MAVEA pitchers are 100% BPA Free. MAVEA will also provide a paid shipping label to recycle their filters. In the future you’ll be able to take your filters to participating stores.
I received the Elemaris XL in a lovely shade of purple. MAVEA made using the Elemaris XL ridiculously easy. You don’t need to soak your filter before using it. All I did was follow the instructions, placed the filter in, and we were ready to go. After I poured tap water through the pour-in lid, it only took a couple minutes before I had filtered water. Being a mom I’ve learned to appreciate convenience whenever I can find it and MAVEA’s Elemaris XL gives me the convenience I need in my life.
Part of MAVEA’s innovative technology is their digital meter. This meter tells you exactly when you need to change your filter. It also measures your water’s hardness & volume. I’ve used a water filtration pitcher before and I always had to guess when it was time for a new filter.
As you can see in the above picture, the meter is counting down to how much life is left in the cartridge. When it’s time for a new filter there will be a flashing display informing me when.
I have been using the MAVEA Elemaris XL for a couple weeks to see if prolonged usage effects the taste and smell of the filtered water. I have not noticed any negative changes. Now, the water we get from the faucet is.. well.. I’m going to be blunt: It’s nasty. The taste & smell of chemicals, and the cloudy look our tap water normally gives off disappears in my filtered water. The MAVEA Elemaris XL has been a godsend to me. I haven’t had to purchase bottled water since I’ve been using this pitcher. The cost of the pitcher has already been paid for just in the weeks I’ve been using it. Now that’s what I call savings.
When it’s time to purchase more another filter I will be doing so. Between the MAVEA’s unique design, innovative technology, and the convenience it provides I would have to be silly not to continue using MAVEA. MAVEA is a smart buy and inexpensive.
Since we’re celebrating Water Quality Month why not celebrate it in style? One reader will receive a MAVEA Elemaris XL Pitcher of their own. To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below! Giveaway ends 12:01AM EST on 8/25/2012.
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