Getting started*. Wash your hands before unwrapping the filter. 1. Flush filter with cold water for 15 seconds. 2. Insert filter into reservoir. Press firmly. 3. Add cold tap water. 4. Replace filter every 40 gallons or two months. It is normal for carbon dust to appear in your first 3 pitchers. Discard this water or use it to water plants. *See user's guide for detailed instructions. The Brita® pitcher filter is not intended to purify water. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. Individuals requiring water of special microbiological purity should follow the advice of their doctor or local health officials regarding the use and consumption of their tap water and Brita® filtered water.
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