Imagine that it is the dead of night and you have suddenly woken up with a powerful thirst. You want a drink of water and you want it now. You go into your bathroom, take a drinking glass from a cabinet, and turn on the tap. Now comes the moment of truth – do you trust the water from your tap or not? This is the question that many people, those in countries all over the world and even in America and other developed countries face when they go to do something as simple as get a drink of water from the tap. Is the water safe? Does it contain harmful bacteria or other contaminants that could potentially hurt me? They also question the water’s taste. We all know what water should taste like. If it has a particularly foul, odorous or chemical taste or smell, then we know that we are probably about to ingest something that isn’t quite good for us. So, if we are unlucky enough to live in an area where water from the tap just is not good enough to drink, what do we do? Why, we invest in a PUR water filter, of course!
PUR water filters are manufactured by PUR (the name is pronounced “pure”), which is a division of the industrial giant Procter & Gamble. While PUR is best known for its water filters, the company also produces other water products such as coolers. When you think of PUR water, what do you think of? If you are like most people, you think of PUR water filters that go on your sink faucet. To install a PUR water filter on a sink faucet, you take off the current nozzle of your faucet and replace it with the PUR water filtering device. Though the sink-attached PUR water filter does look a little like a contraption – it is a rather egg shaped device – it works wonderfully to purify your household water is it shoots straight out of your tap.
Sink-attached PUR water filters have a distinct advantage over some other brands of water filters that also attach to the faucet. That advantage is that you can easily turn on or off the filtering apparatus. When the egg shaped PUR water filter is situated in the vertical position, it is on and any water that results as you turn on your tap will pass through the filter before entering your glass. On the other hand, if the PUR water filter is in the horizontal position, it is off. Any water that flows through your tap at that time will not be filtered. This allows you to get water for purposes such as watering plants without putting any strain on your PUR water filter. PUR water filters need to be changed after so much use, so the ability to turn filtering on and off is a great money saver.
PUR water filters that attach to the tap also include a handy notification system to let you know that the filter needs to be changed. To know when your PUR water filter needs to be changed out, look near the top. There is a small window. When the PUR water filter has filtered all the water it can filter, that window turns completely red. This lets you know that the filter will work no longer. If the red warning system were not in place, you would have to actually unscrew the PUR water filter holder to figure out whether the filter needed changing or not, and that would be very irritating. This warning device also means that you are your family will not accidentally ingest impure water.