Daily Archives: June 15, 2020

Thirst Trappin’

Hey boo hey! Summer is here and I’m always thirsty. Are you? Thirsty for laws that ensure equal opportunity in this country and abroad for my people✊🏾, thirsty for my husband😜, and thirsty for some crisp, tasty water💦! So let’s address the thirst that brought me here. The water! [thun thun thu thunnnnnn] My family of 8 and I have been purchasing water for as far as I can remember. We’ve lived in some cities where the tap water was just horrendous! The water would be so hard you would think shower time included a snow storm because you’d be so ashy afterwards. At our most recent community they would come and work on the water lines without giving notice and the water was brown for hours on end. Waking up to brush your teeth with water that resembled toxic crusader pee is not where it’s at, you hear me?! So glad we’ve grown from that place. Any who. So we’re now to the point where purchasing water just needs to be a thing of the past. The plastic alone is just too much! My waste company does not offer recycling either.

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At the end of April, early May we decided to give a Brita faucet filter* a try. Thanks to the empty shelves at the grocery stores. According to Brita’s website you should be able to get 100 gallons of filtered water from each filter. Our first full month using this unit did not yield 100 gallons. We got 60 out of it. We fill a 5 gallon beverage dispenser* to evaluate usage and decrease the amount of half full cups of water sitting around (it’s working out nicely).

Now let’s look at whether or not this change has had any effect on our water costs. One filter yielded 60 gallons of filtered water. The cost of the filter was $25. That comes to about $.42 per gallon. The water we were buying costed $4.89 for 6 gallons. $.81 per gallon or $29.34 for 10 cases.. So our water cost has been almost cut in half AND we are using less plastic. Yes! To take it up a notch I add lemon peel or Himalayan pink salt & lime juice to alkalize. My babies tear up some water infusions. I am grateful for that. I will be continuing with the filters to see if we can ever get 100 gallons. I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you make the switch. Peace.