Filtrete Water Filtration: Don’t Delay! Get Your Free Shipping Today!

The health benefits of water are numerous. From heart benefits to muscle and brain benefits, water is absolutely a must have for anybody. That is why for the month of April 2012 only, Filtrete and FiltersFast.com are making it easier for you to get just what you need. We are giving free shipping on great Filtrete products that not only look nice but will work to keep your health intact and your water tasting great.  Get free shipping on:

The 8 -Cup Filtrete Clear Water Filtration Pitcher provides clean, great-tasting water by utilizing fast flow filtration technology. This 3M Filtrete water pitcher fills up to 3 times faster than traditional filtering pitchers.

The 4-Bottle Filtrete Water Bottle Station allows you to filter and bottle your own water. Fill the Filtrete Water Station with water from your sink and the Fast Flow Filter reduces sediment, unpleasant taste and odor of chlorine from your water. In just seconds, this four bottle water filter system will fill your reusable water bottles with clean, filtered water. Also, for April 2012 only, you can receive a $5 mail-in rebate with the purchase of this fantastic product!

The 3M Filtrete Water Station Replacement Bottles will allow you to fill the four bottles that came with your Filtrete Water Station while keeping a couple in the fridge. Having extra water bottles on hand is helpful for families using the water station or for anyone who drinks a lot of water throughout the day and wants to always have a cold bottle ready. These bottles feature a leak-proof cap, which is designed to allow the cap to be strapped so you can take your bottles wherever you go.

The 3M Filtrete Fast Flow Replacement Water Filter is used in both the 3M Filtrete Water Station and the 3M Filtrete Water Pitcher.  The Fast Flow filter has a unique design that allows it to filter five times faster than traditional water pitcher filters. This filter reduces sediment and the taste and odor of chlorine.

Many of us sometimes forget that water gives us the most benefits when it is clean and clear from any impurities. Dirty water will do you no good, so it is important to drink filtered water that reduces the harmful contaminants that many of us consume every day without even knowing it. So do not wait and take advantage of this exciting offer today!

The Water Cycle: From Evaporation to Precipitation

Every day around the world, there is a cycle that is continuously going. It happens all the time, yet most of us aren’t aware of it. It’s the water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle and it is very vital to life here on Earth. The water cycle describes the movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth. At various stages in the cycle, water can change states from a solid to a liquid and even to a gas. But what exactly are the stages of the water cycle? What do these stages do? 

Generally, there are 10 stages to the water cycle that range from evaporation to precipitation. They are as follows:

  1. Evaporation: This is the change of water from a liquid to a gas. On average, around 47 inches is evaporated into the atmosphere from the ocean each year.
  1. Transpiration: This is the evaporation of liquid water from plants and trees into the Earth’s atmosphere. Nearly all water that enters the roots transpires into the atmosphere.
  2. Sublimation: This is the process where ice and snow (a solid) changes into a gas without moving through the liquid phase.
  3. Condensation: This is the process where water changes back into a liquid. This is when we begin to first see clouds.
  4. Transportation: This is the movement of solid, liquid and gaseous water throughout the atmosphere. Without this movement, all of the water evaporated over the ocean would not precipitate over land.
  5. Precipitation: This is water that falls to the earth. Most precipitation falls as rain but includes snow, sleet, drizzle and hail. On average, about 39 inches of rain, snow and sleet fall each year around the world.
  6. Deposition: This is the reverse of stage 3. Water vapor (a gas) changes into ice (a solid) without going through the liquid phase. This is most often seen on clear and cold nights when frost forms on the ground.
  7. Infiltration: This is the movement of water into the ground from the surface. Percolation is movement of water past the soil going deep into the groundwater.
  8. Surface flow : This is the river, lake, and stream transport of water to the oceans. The water may return to the surface in springs or eventually seep into the oceans.
  9. Plant uptake: This is water taken from the groundwater flow and soil moisture. Only 1% of water that a plant draws up is used by the plant. The remaining 99% is passed back into the atmosphere.

Water is a vital part here on Earth, and on World Water Day this Thursday, let’s not forget the importance of clean drinking water for you and your loved ones. At Filters Fast, we offer a variety of water products to help ensure you of clean drinking water. From the Zero Water Cooler Bottle Filtration System to the Everpure Water Filtration System, Filters Fast knows the importance of clean, drinking water for you and your family.

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Celebrating Mardi Gras 2012 The Big Easy Way

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Every year in New Orleans, Louisiana the traditional Mardi Gras celebration draws thousands of tourists to the city from around the world. This festival includes wearing throw beads, decorative masks, festive costumes, dancing, street parties and a spectacular pageantry of floats, bands and other parade goers. The term “Mardi Gras” is French for Fat Tuesday. On this day, observers eat richer, fatty foods before the Lent season. The three colors selected for Mardi Gras are each symbolic in influence and purpose. Mardi Gras purple symbolizes justice. Mardi Gras green is symbolic of faith. Mardi Gras gold stands for power! Remember to wear the Mardi Gras colors if you are not in a costume.

To celebrate Mardi Gras, Filters Fast selected a few featured products in the traditional festive colors for the occasion.

The Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filter Pitcher Purple 1005727 is a superior water filter pitcher manufactured out of BPA-free plastic boasting a distinct and elegant eggplant purple European style finish. It also features a Smart Meter filter change indicator, which will measure your drinking water’s hardness, volume and length of time in use for your added convenience.

The Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher Green 1005770 reduces bacteria, dirt and dust, and chlorine taste and odor. It also includes an easy-to-pour lid and a soft handle for a user-friendly design. It has a large 9 glass holding capacity and has a Smart Meter filter change indicator that measures water hardness, volume and length of time in use for your convenience. In addition, the filters of all of your Mavea Pitchers can be recycled through the Mavea recycling program.

The Sprite Gold PureMist Filtered Shower Handle features a 72 inch tangle free hose that gives you easy motion for full body coverage.  The handle features a patented KDF and Chlorgon filtration media that helps to remove chlorine, heavy metals, VOC’s, pesticides, herbicides, hydrogen sulfide, iron oxide and scale.

Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Whether or not you are in The Big Easy for the Mardi Gras festival, celebrate the spirit of the Fat Tuesday flavor wherever you are!