This post is sponsored by Primo Water.
When I was in college, I boldly declared to my friends that I was never going to live in a city that didn’t have good tasting tap water (I believe that my thinking was that water flavor would be an indicator of the quality of the municipality). And then I proceeded to make my home in Philadelphia, a city with many fine qualities, but decidedly lackluster water.
Happily, I’ve learned that much like judging books by their covers, cities shouldn’t be judged by the flavor of their municipal water supply because there are a number of relatively easy fixes. In my case, my easy fixes for water flavor are an in-sink water filter and the occasional purchase of a jug of Primo Water.
When I first considered Primo Water, I thought that it wasn’t actually an option for me because I didn’t have the space to dedicate to one of their dispensers (though I do love the looks of their Ceramic Water Dispenser). However, then I spotted the Manual Water Pump and realized that this was the perfect solution to my space limitations.
The manual pump allows me to buy a bottle of water when I need one for canning workshops, picnics, and parties without having to commit space to a larger dispenser. The plastic bottles (they come in either 3 or 5 gallon sizes) hold plenty of water for my events and when they’re empty, can be refilled or returned (with tons of locations, there’s bound to be one near you). Best of all, the water always tastes great.
The water goes through a careful, multi-step filtering process that leaves you with water that you’re excited to drink, use, and share. Another thing to note is how Primo Water can serve as the perfect blank slate for homemade syrups and pickling brines. It’s a really good option if you find that your tap water is giving your preserves a funky flavor.
As we head into the holiday entertaining season, instead of picking up a case of individually bottled water for your guests (so much disposable plastic!), consider a refillable/reusable bottle of Primo Water, a manual pump, and a stack of dishwasher safe glasses. It’s an easy way to ensure that everyone has access to plenty of tasty, clean water, no monitoring and refilling necessary. When the party is over, return the bottle and tuck the pump away until the next event!
Thanks to the good folks at Primo Water, I have five of these manual pumps to give away this week. Each winner will also receive 2 coupons 5 gallon jugs of water. Please use the widget below to enter.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway. Primo Water sent me the pump you see pictured here, as well as a pair of coupons to cover the cost of the water. They also compensated me for my time and attention. However, alll thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
what a great idea, would love to win one!! Take care from Iowa
It would be great for parties and gatherings. I could see using it communally, and bringing it to the house of the host – it wouldn’t need to be at my house all the time!
Already have a lovely crockery dispenser, but it is not as useful now that the number of those living here is greatly reduced. Also, the on tap filters work quite well. All that said, I would really like one of these pumps simply because it seems more versatile – just affix it to the bottle and forget it. So many things can go wrong with turning the bottle upside down over the crock! And I worry about what might be growing inside the crock after a couple of days. Mainly, this dispenser would be great for emergencies, which we do have fairly regularly. But, for entertaining works, too!
I would use it for all of our water needs. It would be great to bring to other people house’s as well when we travel.
I’d definitelt use this when we go up to our cabin in Maine during the summer. The taps use lake water, which isn’t good for drinking, so we always have bottled water. Thanks for such a cool post!
I’m sure my teen boys would go through a bottle in no time! Thanks for the giveaway!
I have a filter on my kitchen faucet but nothing in the bathroom.
I do have Brita pitchers but it’s still a pain if they’re empty and I have to wait for them to filter before I can get a glass of water.
This would be perfect for a 3 gallon jug. Had no idea it existed.
We are setting up our new to us travel trailer and I would use it while traveling.
This is awesome! I didn’t know that this was a thing and am so glad that you wrote about it. Even if I don’t win, I will probably buy one.
I too live in Philly and I’d use Primo when making kombucha and other ferments.
I would use it for drinking water and for making ferments
Definitely for everyday drinking water!
Ah, the old big bottle of water. I worked in an office where we’d get this one guy in particular to replace the water. The trick was to get the bottle flipped over without laughing. Some days there was more water on the walls that in the dispenser.
Great idea to make it easier to use.
I do alot of kitchen cosmetics projects and having nice water available so easily is awesome.
I love this pump idea and so want to try it. We recently moved to an area with municipal well water and I have become far more aware of water quality.
I never saw a manual pump like this one. One reason we have never used these large bottles is lack of space for a dispenser. With this pump we can have it set up on our counter. We would start by using this mainly for drinking water.
I would use it at our camp in the ADK’sg
Would love to have this at home….
I would use this for all our drinking water.
WOULD BE GREAT for all the cabin needs.
I would love it for brines but also for entertaining. What a great idea!
French Press coffee needs good water!
I’d give up my filtration pitcher. I like it but I hate refilling it.
This would be so wonderful to have!!!
Love this idea…Wonderful to ‘tame’ a heavy jug of water….Where have these been all my life??
We have great well water, but when the power goes out we have no water. This would be a great emergency backup. Thank you for the chance, have a great day.
Would love this – for parties or traveling.
We keep jugs of water around for emergencies (having a well, when the electricity goes out we don’t have running water!). This would make it far less messy to use those jugs.
What a great idea. I have never seen these. What a wonderful product to use in emergencies AND traveling. I see tailgates in this future! No more little plastic bottles everywhere!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway.
Love this for emergencies or parties 🙂
Just getting started in my canning journy and was thinking i should use bottled water, this would help soo very much
This would be Amazing! I have just the spot for it.
This would be great for family gatherings.
I would use this to make my next batch of kombucha!
I would bring this water system to use on our boat!
I entered, thanks for the giveaway! Fyi: The Instagram like results in an error.
What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.
This is a great idea. I have a dispenser but this is so handy, you could take it on vacations, use it for cookouts. I love it.
We never drink our tap water and this looks like a pretty good replacement for all those plastic jugs
I’d use it quite often, it would be nice to have good water. Our water here isn’t so good tasting. It would also come in handy for fermenting and taking with us to hunting camp.
I would love to use this instead of all the plastic bottle we use buying water by the case.
We would use this inside and outside the house. Great idea.
Thanks for the chance! This looks awesome!
I would use it in our cabin where there is no running water.
I’d give this to my sister!
I would use it in our RV & at home for canning.
I’d be excited to have better tasting water around the house. City water… ICK!
We have terrible water! I would use it on my counter top for drinking and cooking.
This would be perfect to take back to our cabin! We always have to purchase water as the water there is not very good. This would be a wonderful item to try and own! Thank you for the opportunity!
We go through tons of bottled water in the summer with farm help. This would be perfect!
This would be a great replacement for the multitude of 500ml water bottles we consume now,
We are working on a new house right now and this would be perfect for supplying water to whoever wants it, whenever they want it!
Lately I’ve been buying water by the gallon, so this would be a lot easier, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.
here water goes by so fast and like you we want good tasting water. My father has diabetes so he cant drink soda. And with a three year old I want him to drink as much water as he needs or wants. Thanks for this chance.
I would use this is my home, all I drink is water so this would come in handy. What a great product. I love it, I am going to add this to my Christmas list, but would love to win it.
I would use it on bottles for fresh clean water.
this would be great for our water at home thank you
We are trying to drink more water so this would be a wonderfully fun alternative to the soda that we are trying to avoid
oh i really need one of these. it would get so much use, we would wear it out and have to buy another one.