Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Watergeeks Laboratories

I am a fan of bottled water. It is a quick and easy remedy to my thirst, and it doesn't taste like NYC city water- which is a good thing. In the past, buying bottled water by the flat has been a guilty pleasure. "Guilty" because I know that it is an expensive way to drink water, and because I know that many of my bottles have made their way to a landfill.


Currently in the US, bottled water is the most consumed beverage. It beats out milk, juice and soda. Every year the world consumes 10 billion bottles of water- of which only around 10% are recycled.

I have purchased reusable drink containers in the past- only to still prefer bottled water because of the taste issue. So, finding the Watergeeks Laboratories Filtered Sport water bottle has solved my water woes.
The Watergeeks Filtered Sport Bottle is a BPA-free bottle with a filter that attaches to the spout. Freshly filtered water with every swig. Very good idea. The water tastes fantastic, the water bottle is economical (about 9 cents a bottle), convenient, and reusable- my conscience is cleared. The filter will last up to 200 refills (about 3 months), and new filters can be purchased when that day comes.

Watergeeks also has a Bio-Filtered Hiking Bottle, which I have never tried- but want to. The dual filter in this bottle includes a Sub-Micron Biological filter which will remove 99.99-99.999% of the bacteria, cysts, protozoa, and cryptosporidium from your drinking water. This sounds like a perfect addition to our family's emergency 72-hr-kits.

If your water tastes great, and you want to go filter-free, Watergeeks Laboratories also carries a line of Stainless Steel water containers. These are very reasonably priced, and come in 33, and 20 oz sizes.

Watergeeks Laboratories hails from Canada. You will notice this when you peruse there website and find the prices in Canadian dollars. Shipping is $10 per order, but free if you purchase more than $100.

Who would like to win a Watergeeks Laboratories Filtered Sport Bottle? 3 lucky Citrus readers will win! Enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight, September 30th. Winners will be announced on the morning of Oct. 1. Shipping to US and Canada only.

107 comments:

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

I have yet to find a reusable water bottle I really like. Hopefully this will do the trick!

Amy J. said...

You have an awesome blog with great ideas, inspiration and giveaways!

emily said...

What a good idea! I have the same issue with living in NYC. I'm constantly buying water bottles and I always feel guilty about it. (emilykate84 at gmail dot com)

Justina Selim said...

Great idea! I am also a water bottle drinker!

Pumpkin Petunia said...

I'm also on the hunt for a reusable water bottle, haven't found a great one yet. I hope this is it!

Em and Ms said...

This sounds like just what I need!

Holly said...

What a perfect thing for my trips to the gym!

AlexisTexas said...

ooh. i am a total "water snob" apparently...although Washington state water is much better than az water! I'd love this!

Dustin & Erin said...

Very cool! Love it!

Marla said...

This thing looks awesome!

Denise said...

I love this. I am very particular with what water I drink.

Shanna said...

Love the idea! Would love to try it!

Brian and Amelia said...

I LOVE water! Count me in!

aprilmay said...

I love it!

Mama J said...

I love the idea of having it for our emergency kits. It's always a good idea to be prepared.

Hiatt Family said...

We always by bottled water because I can't stand the taste of the other bottles. I would love to give this a try!

Joni said...

Ohio water is nasty too...count me in.

Courtney said...

I would love one! I hate buying bottled water, but I hate the way my current water bottles make the water taste too...so I usually just go thirsty when I am out =(

Cher said...

I love Water bottles and have been looking for a good one.

Matt and Doreen said...

I would LOVE this!

luke & sammy said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Amylouwho said...

I've been looking for a solution to my PET water bottle addiction.

Jon and Angela said...

We always have bottles of water everywhere! What a great way to reuse the bottle and still have a great taste. This is fantastic! I hope I win!

hkhl said...

I've been looking for an alternative to the Nalgene bottles that are such an important part of my life. Hurrah!

Patricia said...

Great Prize. I've been looking for alternatives to bottled water.

Heather said...

This is a great idea!

Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

I would love to give these a try!
maquel@emmiekate.com

Aubrey said...

This is a great idea!

NateAndJakesMom said...

Trying so hard to break the disposable water bottle addiction - this should help!

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

Renee said...

What a smart idea. Now I can take this out and refill it with any water and not worry about the water quality. Sure beats carrying extra water with you.
Thanks
chefskate at aol dot com

sarah said...

the fact that this is bpa free is plus!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Dawnell said...

I often think reusable water bottles make water taste funny so maybe one with a filter will give me the pure water I crave.

chris said...

awesome bottle!

Kristie said...

How neat! My husband would love this for when he gets water at work. I don't think he cares to much for the water there and maybe filtering it would help.
khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Ray's Nay said...
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Ray's Nay said...

This would be great to carry my son's water in when we're running around. Count me in.

Terra Jones said...

This has a filter? I'm sold!!!

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Alice H said...

Thanks for introducing this water bottle to me - I love the filter aspect. afdr3d@umkc.edu

Susanne said...

Thanks so much, I have been looking for one of these!!

piece of me said...

I would love to win this for my husband. Thanks
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

Looks like a great thing!

gunzie said...

What a fantastic idea! I would love to win one of these, surely beats buying bottles of water. Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

PS said...

A water bottle with a filter and BPA free, you must be going for my heart! Thanks for the link, I can't wait to check these out!

Buki Family said...

i really should get a bottle like this... i just have one water bottle purchased with water in it and i keep reusing it despite all they say about reusing those water bottles!

Smarty Pants Mama said...

What a great idea!!! I want one!!!

Jenny said...

That is such a neat idea! It'd save us from having to fill our filter pitcher up.

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Nadia said...

Right now my family and I are using Siggs to do our small part for the environment, but the taste is still a problem for me. I'd love to try this bottle out. Thanks fot eh chance!
treflea4[at]gmail[dot]com

Wehaf said...

This would be perfect for work!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

I'm in a search of one. :)

pal p said...

I wud like to have one !!!

valerie2350 said...

This would be perfect to take in the car!

pintolinda said...

This is a wonderful idea. We can save the earth and also have filtered bottled water. Thank you for the giveaway.

Audrey said...

I would love to try this. Sounds like a great product!

Sandy said...

this looks great..like others Ihave not found the perfect bottle

Xenia S said...

I try to lessen the guilt of buying bottled water from the store by reusing the bottles but then I know that's bad for me too. I'd love this bottle instead!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

very cool - would love to have!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Naomi said...

I especially like the stainless models. What a great idea!

Little Crazies said...

an awesome idea and a cool bottle!

Lacey said...

I would love one for work.

laceybelnap@hotmail.com

Carly said...

My fiance would love this!

Pat connors said...

I'd like to conserve to. Thanks for the contest.

risanjax@metrocast.net

lrbodine said...

I would love to try this since I hate the taste of reusable water bottles also. I usually have to add some flavoring to make it drinkable!

mike said...

This would be great and U;d have to worry less about being poisoned by the water at work!

Lise said...

This looks like a great product I would love to try it!

mamamymy said...

I would love one of these waterbottles, please contact me if i actually win!

jessleigh said...

I really need this! I am a teacher and it is hard to stay hydrated during the day!

Bebemiqui said...

What a great bottle, count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

yyeres said...

i live in new york city so this bottle is a must for me! thanks for the chance to win it, yyeres at gmail dot com

Shari said...

We live in the California desert where it is H-O-T and I carry a refillable botle around with me wherever I go! My current one is not BPA free, and I totally need to replace it! This would be perfect!

AmandaSue said...

This looks really neat, and super useful! Its hard to find a really good waterbottle

redfuzzycow said...

resusable water bottles ftw!

Trisha said...

I'd love to have a water bottle with a filter on it, sometimes water from the tap or fountain has an off taste. I hope I win!

gkstratos said...

Great product.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

guineaus said...

I love water.

coriwestphal said...

I'd love one of these! Thanks for the great contest!

LisaW said...

Love it, love it, love it! Thanks!

Kim and Nathan said...

Since I have been a nurse on a cancer unit, I always find myself trying ways to stay away from BPA, especially with the new study out. I would love this water bottle.

Raf and Kimmy said...

I am a big water drinker. I hardly drink anything else. I'd love to give this a try.

ihchicky said...

This is a great idea! I love that it filters every sip of water. Thanks for the chance

Alexia said...

I would LOVE to win this water bottle! We have hard water and it tastes nasty!

Hayley said...

This looks like such an amazing product- kicking the bottled water habit is so so important. Thanks!

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

hi

Brent and Ashley said...

I love water bottles. I ALWAYS have to have water with me where ever i go. This water bottle looks awesome!!

Donna C. said...

Great idea. We are a family of four water drinkers.

amy purple said...

I'd love to win this as my current water bottle isn't bpa free. I wish more water bottles came with some sort of insulation to keep water cold. I love mine as cold as possible! icy icy cold! thanks! pposwaps(AT)gmail.com

Stacy said...

Bpa free and filtered, how great.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bhav said...

I would love to win this, I have been looking for something to replace my plstic non BPA free bottle.
Bhav
bvbabybv at gmail.com

janetfaye said...

I would love to win this.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Jillian said...

I am very interested. All the reusable bottles i have ever used leave a funny. I live in NYC also and have the same issues with the water.

Rebecca said...

I really like these, I would love to win.

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Deborah said...

I've been looking for a nice reusable water bottle.

Stephen said...
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Stephen said...

Oh, my guilty conscience will be free. This sounds great. Pick me, pick me, please!!!!!!

blueviolet said...

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Elizabeth

Mary512 said...

Great giveaway, thanks so much!

dolls123 said...

I dont have a BPA-free bottle

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Brooke said...

I love taking water with me, but hate buying bottled water all of the time. I would love to try this.

Brooke said...

I could really use this!! I just started going to the gym again and I need to drink more water.

missdenise said...

Thanks for a great opportunity! This would help set a great example with my son.

Sara said...

I love water and a good reusable bottle would be nice!

Ginny said...

I need this so bad for my daughter at school!!!

Rockin' Mama said...

I love that it is BPA free
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

tvcollector said...

I live in the desert

mimi said...

this would be great for me!!!

thanks for the great giveaway
el

Chryss said...

I have been searching for a long time to find a convenient way to filter tap water for consumption. Awesome product!
ck004@hotmail.com

tiff said...

I would love to not have to be able to buy water bottles again and use something that is BPA free!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Sara said...

these are so cute! I could use a couple for my family!