Clean, tasty water for everyone.
Hey! It's Stephanie, bluedot's founder. I originally made bluedot for my husband Max, who was battling cancer for the second time in 2017 (he won!). One of his oncologists had suggested water filtration to help him stay healthy during chemo, but we were renting an apartment and couldn't install a decent water filter without damaging the plumbing or countertop.
Pitchers were an option too, but they weren't capable of removing much due to the tiny size of the filter elements, and they required regular cleaning and filter changes at least every 30 days.
So I started researching and realized that the problem with our tap water went a lot deeper than I imagined. Old city water delivery systems were (and are) breaking down all over the place, and even our new apartment building in NYC had brown water coming out of the faucets.
The filters on the market all needed a seemingly-complicated installation, frequent filter changes, or were ineffective filter pitchers that also needed constant refilling. Bottled water is not the solution either because it is often contaminated with microplastics (source) and bacteria levels higher than tap water (and when it's thrown out, clogs up landfills and waterways).
I didn't see the solution, so I made it.
For the next 2+ years, I worked with engineers and independent labs to fulfill the long list of criteria I wanted bluedot to meet. And we nailed it!
bluedot is the only California-made, renter-friendly, sustainable water filter that hooks up to any faucet without tools in less than 60 seconds. It's perfect for apartments, condos, dorms, and houses of all sizes. It requires a filter change only once or twice per year, there's zero cleaning, and you can send your old filter back to us for free to have it recycled.
And aside from being cute, bluedot contains the highest-grade 100% activated carbon filtration derived from coconut (instead of coal) and is triple-lab-tested for purity. bluedot is capable of removing all kinds of "acceptable" contaminants from our tap water, including soluble and insoluble lead, chlorine, chloramine, various pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, microplastics, and a lot more. The end result is really tasty, really clean water you can enjoy anytime.
bluedot also gives back and cuts down on single-use plastic. Every bluedot x bkr kit replaces the equivalent of 70,000 single-use plastic bottles, and every bluedot purchased goes toward donating bluedots to families in underserved communities experiencing water crises (we currently work with Newark Water Coalition).
I think clean water should be accessible to everyone and that preventing plastic from reaching our oceans is an important goal. This is the only planet we've got, so let's do this!