How To Use Your Water Bottle

Water Bottle FAQs

  • Replacement Filters

    Where Can I Buy My Brita® Bottle?

    Please see our complete list of retailers or purchase online.

  • How Often Should I Change My Brita® Water Bottle Filter?

    For your Brita® Water Bottle, replace filters every 40 gallons or every two months whichever comes first.

  • How Do I Prepare And Change The Filter In My Brita® Water Bottle?

    Water Bottle filters don't require soaking.

    SPORT BOTTLES

    1. Remove filter from filter housing.
    2. Push new filter firmly into housing.
    3. Unscrew cap and fill bottle with cold tap water. Tighten cap firmly.
    4. Squeeze one full bottle of water through the filter to activate before use.

    HARD SIDED BOTTLES

    1. Rinse filter under running water for 15 seconds.
    2. Place new filter into housing and press down firmly until filter is flush with straw.
    3. Align lid and straw in unlocked position, then rotate straw to lock.

    Water saving tip: Contain the water during the flushing process and use on household plants so the water isn’t wasted.

  • How do I identify different types of pitcher filters?

    You can determine a filter type by its color:

    • White=Brita® Standard
    • Blue=Brita® Longlast
    • Gray=Brita® Stream™

  • How often should I change my filter?

    It's important to change your filter regularly to maintain optimum performance. Users with hard water should increase frequency of filter changes. Activate your electronic filter change indicator or cling calendar when you install a new filter to help you keep track of your usage.

    Brita® Pitchers and Dispensers:

    Filter replacement depends on filter and pitcher type.

    • Brita® Standard (White) Filter: every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • Brita® Longlast (Blue) Filter: every 120 gallons (about 6 months)
    • Brita® Stream (Gray) Filter: every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • Brita® Water Bottles: Replace filter every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • Brita® Faucet Water Filter Systems: Model OPFF-100: Replace filter every 94 gallons or 3 months. Model SAFF-100: Replace filter every 100 gallons or 4 months. Model FF-100: Replace filter every 100 gallons or 4 months.

  • How often should I change my filter?

    It's important to change your filter regularly to maintain optimum performance. Users with hard water should increase frequency of filter changes. Activate your electronic filter change indicator or cling calendar when you install a new filter to help you keep track of your usage.

    Brita® Pitchers and Dispensers:

    Filter replacement depends on filter and pitcher type.

    • • Brita® Standard (White) Filter: every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • • Brita® Longlast (Blue) Filter: every 120 gallons (about 6 months)
    • • Brita® Stream (Gray) Filter: every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • • Brita® Water Bottles: Replace filter every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • • Brita® Faucet Water Filter Systems: Model OPFF-100: Replace filter every 94 gallons or 3 months. Model SAFF-100: Replace filter every 100 gallons or 4 months. Model FF-100: Replace filter every 100 gallons or 4 months.

  • How do I prepare and change the filter in my Brita® Pitcher?

    Our advanced Pitcher Filters no longer require pre-soak.

    1. 1. Flush filter with cold water for 15 seconds.
    2. 2. Insert filter into reservoir by lining up groove in filter with notch in reservoir (you’ll notice that one is longer than the other. Press firmly to ensure a tight seal).
    3. 3. Add cold tap water. Discard your first 3 pitchers of filter water, or use this water for plants. It is normal for carbon dust to appear in your first fillings.
    4. 4. Replace filter every 40 gallons or two months.

  • How do I read my electronic/volumetric filter indicator?

    Basic Brita® Faucet Filtration System MODEL OPFF-100, Model SAFF-100
    • Green: Filter is working.
    • ½ Red ½ Green: Replace filter soon.
    • Red: Replace filter now.
    Complete Faucet Filtration System with Advanced Features MODEL FF-100
    • Flashing Green: Filter is working.
    • Flashing Amber: Replace filter soon.
    • Flashing Red: Replace filter now.
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  • What does Brita® remove from water?

    The BPA-free Brita® bottle filter reduces chlorine (taste and odor) to deliver great-tasting Brita® filtered water. *Substances reduced may not be in all users water.

  • Which filters do I use for my Brita® pitcher?

    Brita® Standard™ filters are compatible with all Brita® Pitchers, except for Stream™ Pitchers.

  • How do I separate the reservoir from the pitcher body?

    You may need to remove the filter in order to remove the reservoir so you can grip the center of the reservoir using the space where the filter normally sits. The reservoir is easier to remove when dry. Note you may need to twist the reservoir slightly to loosen before lifting up.

  • What is the difference between an electronic indicator (also known as a volumetric pour indicator) and the volumetric fill filter change indicator?

    The electronic or volumetric pour filter change indicator measures the number of pours out of the pitcher, while the volumetric fill indicator measures the number of times you fill water into the reservoir. Learn how to reset and read your indicator here.

  • How do I know what kind of filter change indicator is on my pitcher?

    Grand, Pacifica, Monterey, Wave, Capri, Space Saver and Marina pitchers have Electronic or Volumetric Fill Indicators. Look for the sticker at the bottom of your pitcher for your model name. All other models have Volumetric pour filter change indicators.

  • How do I read and reset my filter change indicator?

    The filter change indicator is designed to make it easy to know when it’s time to replace your filter. A green blinking light indicates that the filter is good. A yellow light indicates the filter should be replaced soon, while a red light blink indicates the filter should be replaced. Filter performance is not certified after 40 gallons. Changing your filter regularly helps ensure you have healthier*, great-tasting water. * Certified to reduce copper. Substances reduced may not be in all users’ water. Reset your filter change indicator each time you replace your filter: 1) To reset, press the “RESET” button (on some models called the “STATUS” button) below the lights on the indicator 2) Release the button when the green light blinks 3) Open the Fill Lid completely. ALWAYS fill the reservoir with water all the way to the provided “Max Fill” line. Close the Fill Lid. Note, the “max fill” line is on the Volumetric fill models only 4) On the Electronic or Volumetric fill models, the indicator light will blink after every time you fill the reservoir and close the Fill Lid. On volumetric pour models the indicator light will blink after every time you pour from the pitcher. 5) After 100% of filter life is used (40 gallons), the red light will blink, indicating the filter should be replaced. Replace the filter and reset the indicator (see step 1).

  • How often should I change my Brita® Filter?

    For optimum performance of your Brita® product, it's important to change your Brita® filter on a regular basis. Keep the fresh, great-tasting filtered water flowing by replacing your filter every 40 gallons or approximately every two months. Users with hard water should increase filter changes.

  • What is the shelf life of a Brita® Filter?

    The shelf life of an unused, packaged filter is indefinite. Filters should be kept in the sealed Brita® bag and stored in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use them.

  • Where can I buy my Brita® Pitcher?

    Please see our complete list of retailers or purchase online.

  • How do I reset the electronic filter indicator on my Brita® Pitcher?

    Brita® Pitcher Models with Electronic Indicators:

    • • Press the Reset button firmly for 5 seconds. If needed, use a capped ballpoint pen.
    • • The green, yellow and red lights will simultaneously blink.
    • • Release the RESET button when only the green light blinks.

    Test The Indicator Light

    • • To show that the indicator is working, pour a glass of water. The green light should blink after the water is poured.
    • • Blinking Yellow Light: Your filter is nearing its lifespan. Make sure you have a new filter on hand.
    • • Blinking Red Light: The filter should be changed.

    Brita® Pitcher Models with Volumetric Indicators (Grand, Pacifica, Monterey)

    • • Press the Reset button firmly for 5 seconds. If needed, use a capped ballpoint pen.
    • • The green, yellow and red lights will simultaneously blink.
    • • Release the RESET button when only the green light blinks.

    Open the Fill Lid completely. ALWAYS fill the reservoir with water all the way to the provided “Max Fill” line. Close the Fill Lid.

    • • Every time you fill the reservoir and close the Fill Lid, the indicator light will blink. A blinking green light indicates the filter is still good.
    • • After 32 gallons or 6 weeks of use, the yellow light will blink indicating the filter should be changed SOON.
    • • After 40 gallons or 2 months of use, the red light will blink indicating the filter should be replaced.

  • Care & Maintenance

    Can I recycle my Brita® Pitcher?

    Yes. Brita has partnered with TerraCycle® to create a free recycling program for Brita® pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, filters and filter packaging. Visit Brita Recycling page to get started, and give your old Brita® products a new life. First, sign up with Brita Rewards so you can rack up points for recycling. To earn points simply download a free shipping label, mail the box, and we’ll take it from there. Or sign up with TerraCycle and receive TerraCycle points when you collect and ship 5 lbs. of Brita products.

  • Are Brita parts dishwasher safe?

    Brita pitchers are not dishwasher-safe. Hand-wash pitcher/dispenser, lid and reservoir periodically with a mild detergent. Do not wash in dishwasher. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Rinse well. TIP: For best results cleaning chrome pitcher lids, wipe with a soft sponge soaked in a solution of one teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of water. For Pattern Series Pitchers, if water gets trapped under sleeve, let pitcher air dry upside-down at room temperature.

  • Is my Brita BPA-free?

    Yes, all Brita pitchers, bottles, faucet mounts, dispensers and filters are BPA-free.

  • How do I clean my Brita® Pitcher?

    Brita® Pitchers are very low maintenance when it comes to upkeep and care. Simply handwash the lid and reservoir with a mild detergent.

    • • Brita® Chrome Pitcher: Wipe the lid with a soft sponge soaked in a solution of one teaspoon of white vinegar in a cup of water.
    • • Pattern Series Pitchers: If water gets trapped under sleeve, let pitcher air dry upside-down at room temperature.

  • What should I do if my Pitcher cracks or breaks?

    Although built to last, Brita® products can crack or break due to a variety of unfortunate circumstances. The good news is that Brita can send you the replacement part you need should your water filtration system parts crack or break. In fact, some parts may be covered under your Brita® warranty. Brita can replace the following types of parts for your Pitcher:

    • • Lids
    • • Reservoirs
    • • Pitcher bodies

  • How long can I store water in my Brita® Pitcher?

    Store your Brita® in a cool, shady place. Don't keep your Brita® in bright sunlight, since the bright light and warmth helps algae grow. If you are going to be away for a few days, put your Brita® in the refrigerator.

  • What are the black specks in the reservoir of my Brita® Pitcher?

    Seeing carbon particles in the pitcher after several weeks of use is normal with our older filters.

  • How Do I Clean My Brita® Water Bottle?

    Brita® bottles are dishwasher safe. Follow these instructions:

    • Remove the filter before cleaning your Brita® Water Bottle.
    • All plastic components (bottle, cap, mouth-piece) can be washed in the dishwasher (top rack only) or by hand with a mild soap.

  • Manuals & Warranties

    Is my Brita under warranty?

    We offer a 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee on all Brita® Pitchers, Faucet Filter Systems, Water Bottles and Filters. If you’re having a problem with a Brita® Pitcher, Brita® Faucet or Brita® Bottle Filter, we’ve got you covered. Call 1-800-24-BRITA (US) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada) for customer assistance.

    Brita® Water Filtration Pitcher, Dispenser & Bottle Warranty
    Limited Warranty: Brita® LP warrants to the consumer that FOR THE PERIOD OF NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of purchase, the BRITA® WATER FILTRATION PITCHER/DISPENSER/BOTTLE, when used strictly in accordance with instructions, has the effects on municipally treated, potable tap water described in the enclosed literature. During this 90-day period, if you discover that any parts of the pitcher or dispenser are damaged or broken, whether due to manufacturing, shipping or accidents while in use, we will replace the parts free of charge by calling 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada). To the extent permitted by local law, this warranty is in lieu of any other warranty, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness, and precludes any other obligation on the part of the manufacturer, distributor or dealer, including any liability for special, incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. In U.S.: Brita LP, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-1888, 1-800-24-BRITA. In Canada: Brita® LP, 150 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON L6W 4V3, 1-800-387-6940.

  • Where can I download a Pitcher Product Manual?
  • Where Can I Download A Bottle Product Manual?

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