What do back to school, health and sustainability all have in common? Water. Our family recently decided to try the Primo® in-home water dispenser and our lives will never be the same! Read on to learn more about the Primo water dispenser.
Disclosure: I am partnering with Primo. All opinions are my own.
Our New Primo Water Dispenser
About a month ago, my husband rushed into the house and said, “what giant thing did you order” and I laughed and then said, “the best water dispenser EVER” and that statement was the truest words ever spoken. I purchased a Primo hTRIO Bottom Loading Water Dispenser WITH a single serve K-Cup® built in and it is seriously our most favorite kitchen addition ever!
We live in a city with terrible water quality. In the last 10 years we have been in our home, the city water has been contaminated and unable to drink for a few days and that situation made it terribly clear that we needed to find a better option. Tap water can be full of contaminants and honestly we never really know what is in it. I want to make sure my family has quality purified water and Primo uses a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis to significantly reduce the presence of chlorine, bacteria, heavy-metals and many more contaminants.
I loved that after purchasing the water dispenser, Primo sent us a welcome letter detailing how to locate purified Primo water and ways to connect to stay up to date with health and wellness tips! One of the first things that we learned was that studies show that having a water dispenser in your home results in families drinking 25% more water. Oh and the welcome letter also contained coupons, which is a win in this money saving mom’s book!
When this dispenser showed up, my husband immediately unboxed it and we moved it right into our tiled kitchen. Before plugging in the dispenser, we ran to our local store and took our empty 5-gallon water bottle (and coupons) to a Primo water filling station. It was really easy to find a place local to us using their website and ours is less than a mile away!
Filling up was simple – just place your bottle in the station, press the button and let it fill right up. My kids loved taking turns pressing the button as we filled up gallon by gallon. Then we put the lid on the water bottle and headed right to the check out and for less than $2.00 we were ready for some purified water.
I purchased the bottom loading Primo water dispenser because it is much easier to slide the water bottle into the dispenser and it is so simple to change them out. I mean it literally is just a snap. Simply slide the dispenser’s probe into the water bottle and press firmly, then slide the water bottle into the bottom cabinet and close the door. Finally plug in your dispenser, flip on the power switches and enjoy refreshing purified water!
Back to School Sanity Saver
With back to school in full swing, we are really focusing on getting back into routines and keeping everyone hydrated as our schedules ramp up. The Primo water dispenser is really a great way to save our sanity and encourage our family to drink more water. It is at the right level for our kids to be able to access the refreshing cool water to fill glasses and it also has a K-Cup® and hot water feature for mom and dad!
Our kids are grabbing their water bottles and refilling them constantly and we are encouraging that same behavior at school to set those bodies and brains up for success. In addition, I might have a small love affair of the K-Cup® function on this Primo dispenser. I can use the reusable filter cup to put my own coffee grounds in, press the cup size and brew a quick cup of coffee in seconds! It is definitely a perk to get going in the morning.
Benefits of Purified Water & Sustainability
Our contaminated water situation was not the only reason we were looking for a better drinking water option. Our family is working on living more sustainable lifestyles and being healthier. Hydration as we all know is very important and we wanted to work on creating habits that are going to keep our kids hydrated both at home and school. I personally love that my kids have been choosing to fill their water bottle with water over grabbing something out of the fridge and that they are starting to create healthier habits that will fuel their bodies in the long term.
As a biology teacher, sustainability and helping this Earth are of utmost importance. We have one Earth, we have to take care of it and if I can keep more plastics out of the landfills (and our oceans) then I am all for it. The Primo hTRIO Water Dispenser keeps over 1,100 single-use water bottles out of those landfills for every 5-gallons we fill up. In addition, the reusable K-Cup® also cuts down on that landfill waste as well. It is a win-win in my book.
Are you ready to Drink Big? Drink Healthy with a Primo Water Dispenser?
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Primo.