Water Quality Never Takes a Vacation

This summer I did what millions of other families did: packed up the family and went on vacation. I planned this trip a year out, bought all the necessary clothes and spent the better part of a week packing. I packed something that likely wasn’t on your packing list, but should be: a water filter. To me, a water filter is just as important as packing sun block or toiletries. We all need water to live and even if you stay in the nicest rental home, unless you are filtering the water you can’t be sure what you are drinking.

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We went to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. It’s beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The home we rented was stunning with views of the ocean out of every window. Even with the beauty that surrounded us, the water in the pipes wasn’t so pretty. I did a simple Google search of water quality in Seabrook Island, SC and discovered water quality in Seabrook Island, SC is 50 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators.

My solution was simple.  I brought an Aquasana countertop unit in my carry-on bag.  With its slim design and chrome finish, it blended right into the kitchen.  It was easy to install- I did it myself and didn’t need to call for back-up! Once I had the counter-top system up and running, I filled my kids water bottles all day and used it to make coffee and for cooking.

When it was time to go home, I packed it back into its original box and took it home with me. Bringing a water filter on vacation not only saves you money by not having to buy countless bottles of water, it is also eco-friendly. No matter where your travels take you, take along a water filter so you can truly be worry-free about the water you drink at home and away.


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