Goodbye tap, hello Primo®! Special thanks to Primo for sponsoring this post and upgrading my water!
If you had told me at 25 that tap water would make my heart race and blood pressure rise at 35, I would have thought you had lost your marbles. But here I am, writing a whole article about how much I despise tap water. Texan tap water, to be exact. That’s why I am making the permanent switch to bulk water. In walks a tall drink of water, Primo® Water + Dispenser System, to make all my H20 dreams come true.
Three years ago, I moved from New York City to Houston, Texas. In terms of quality of life, it was a major upgrade. I went from run-down, studio apartment with cockroach roommates to a brand-new 3-bedroom home in an exclusive city suburb… for the same price! Everything about living in Texas is literally bigger (and better!) than the cramped, dingy quarters of Manhattan. Except for one thing… the water!
In New York, I wouldn’t think twice about walking to my kitchen sink and filling my cup with a pristine glass of Big Apple water. The tap water there was perfection. It is so good, in fact, there are some companies that simply bottle the tap water from NYC and sell it internationally. I didn’t realize how spoiled I was until I did the exact same thing in my beautiful home in Texas. I walked up to my spanking new kitchen sink, turned on the tap, and was struck with a horrible sulfur smell. For some mind-boggling reason, that wasn’t enough to deter me from filling the glass and taking a big gulp of water. Raise your hand if you like metallic and dirt flavoring in your glass? Anyone? Initially, I thought there must be something wrong with our pipes, but upon investigation I found out that the water in Houston is simply disgusting. There is little to no regulation of the cleaning systems and even native-born Texans know to steer clear of the tap. Not wanting my toddler to be exposed to god-knows-what in the water, I have since been having our family live off of individual water bottles. Being environmentally conscientious, the amount of plastic waste my family of three was producing was alarming. That’s why we are officially making the switch to Primo Water + Dispensers, specifically the Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser.
Each 5-gallon bottle of Primo saves 1,100 single-use bottles from ending up in landfills or the ocean. Hallelujah! Plus, unlike Texan water, Primo goes through a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis. And as an added bonus, having the gorgeous Primo Water + Dispenser in our living room gives my toddler easy, self-serve access to a fresh glass.
Environmentally friendly, purified water, and easy-to-use. Seriously, I am so relieved to have Primo Water + Dispenser in our home now. Luckily, you can too! Use the promo code WATERGOALS25 for 25% off dispensers, free fast shipping, and a free coupon for a 5-gallon bottle of Primo Water. So, say goodbye to disgusting tap for good!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primo.