While reusable bottles and tap water filters are by far the best alternative to bottled water, they can be, to use the highly scientific term, a hassle. To address this, design consultancy IDEO has partnered with 3M to develop Filtrete Water Station – a sleek and revolutionary tap water filtration system that, unlike traditional filters, offers real-time filtration. No slow drip, no wait time.
Each Filtrete station fills up to four dishwasher-safe, BPA-free water bottles at once, using a filter that reduces chlorine taste and sediment from tap water and lasts up to 100 gallons, roughly 3 months.
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