Sunday, October 12, 2014

Who'd a thought?

So, at some point last summer, our water started to taste like dirt, or mold, or something icky to me - and since I asked The Shepherd and he didn't notice anything, and the pipes in our house are the same ones that came with the house, I was perplexed.

But I mentioned it at work and one of the ladies that I work with said, "Oh, that's because of the algae blooms on Lake Whatcom (our water source) and they have been putting lots of extra chlorine in the water to get rid of it."  Well, makes sense, I guess - but in the meantime - what to do. 

Then, one day I was walking through the local drugstore and wandered down the small appliance aisle - and what did I find, but a Britta water filter pitcher.  It was under $30 - what could I lose and if it really worked, I would gain - good tasting water.  Who'd a thought that it would be so easy...

I was truly stunned that this little pitcher with it's charcoal filter would deliver what it says - Great tasting water -

So I found myself some BPA free bottles and keep a filled one in the bathroom for teeth washing and taking pills.  And those swigs of water that you need to drink in the middle of the night...

Who'd a thought that it would be so easy.  Britta's got my vote. (well so do the new Lay's Bacon Mac & Cheese flavored potato chips but that's a whole 'nuther story) 



Katnip Lounge said...

I could tell you all about taste and odor causing algae...boring stuff I know from work! Just make sure you change the filter as often as recommended--don't chince--so the carbon doesn't start harboring biofilm.

Momma Maria said...

Hah! That made me laugh about the comment on Lays potato chips, because all the different flavors they are trying out has been the topic of more than a few conversations at work!

I also got a Brita water filter pitcher a year or so ago because of the rusty residue from the old copper pipes in the house. It does work great.

Kathy said...

Think about a whole house filtration system, Tina. It may be worth it in the long run and will relieve any concerns about water quality. There are many systems out there to fit every budget.
Remember, you bathe in the water, too.