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Dorm room water filter pitcher recommendations please

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Youngest is going to a school in a town where the water system has been known to have problems. She drinks a lot of water, and she would like to take a water filter pitcher and keep it in her dorm room frig (max size 6 cubic feet, so it can be pretty big). Any recommendations for a good water filter pitcher that is relatively inexpensive (i.e. <$40)? 

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My oldest has used Brita for the last 5 years. The pitcher held up well, but she needed to replace the filters once in a while.

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What kind of water problems? That would be the driver.

Our church is an area with a lot of failed septic systems. We finally went to just bottled water for drinking. Buying a large filtered systems for biological issues was going to be a money and space issue, so that was the solution.

When I was pregnant, I worked in a city that had Civil War era problems with lead water pipes. The best solution for me was to pay monthly for access to the water cooler with bottled water. One of the Brita filters is good for lead, and one not-so-much.

Brita is good, but you need to know what the problem is. We use a Brita 10-cup pitcher because our fridge is only 18-inches wide. The city water has a lot of chlorine and tastes bad, and it deals with that.

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One of mine has a Zero Water and the other has a Brita. They both help with the chemical taste of the water in the towns where their schools are. 

If the issues are one of safety, that would be different. We were only trying to improve taste.

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