If you want to up your water intake without having to buy plastic bottled water, we've rounded up the best water filter jugs to invest in for your home

But we all know the struggle of trying to drink enough water to keep us at a level of healthy hydration.

If you live in an area of particularly hard water where it's heavily treated, it can be difficult to stomach the metallic taste- and buying plastic bottled water is both expensive and bad for the environment.

This is why a decent water filter is a great option. As the water runs through the filter, it blocks out impurities and regulates mineral and chemical content to ensure you get the purest glass of water.

What's more, using filtered water for your kettle or coffee machine can reduce the amount of limescale build upand make your hot drinks taste much better.

BRITA has come to be the most well-known brands for filtered water - and for good reason. This Elmaris water filter jug is slim enough to fit into most fridge compartments to offer you deliciously pure water all day long.

Using the MAXTRA filtration system, this not only filters out mineral nasties but it helps to enhance the flavour of water. The micro carbon pearls also help to reduce chlorine and organic impurities as well as prevent limescale build up if you use it to fill the kettle.

The intelligent meter keeps track of how much water has been filtered and not filtered, as well as the time it will take to finish filtering.

This filter jug easily fits into the side door of the fridge to provide you with 2.25 litres of cool, pure, great tasting water.

The plastic jug itself is BPA-free and reduces the build up of limescale when used with appliances - and its really easy to clean.

The integrated filter indicator lets you know the fridge life of the water and how long you can use it for.

The sophisticated filtration system offers water with a pH ranging between 8.5-10, while permanently absorbing heavy metals like lead and copper.

When used with domestic appliance such as coffee machines and kettles, reduces limescale build up that will in turn will extend the life of these appliances.

This water filter jug has been rigorously tested and will give you that bottled water taste every time.

Crafted from BPA-free plastic, this filter jug also comes with a digital water quality meter so you can physically see the level of purity of the water. The function will give you peace of mind that you're not ingesting any nasties.

The ZeroWater system filters water in five stages instead of a single carbon filter system most jugs use. This means purer, cleaner water that tastes better in a jug that easily fits into the side of your fridge.

You also have the choice of using Aquaphor Maxfor cartridges or BRITA filter cartridges if you prefer the taste.

This jug, which comes in a range of colours, fits easily into the fridge side door and it's made with BPA free plastic.

This water filter jug does more than just filter the nasties you'd expect (namely chlorine, limescale, and other heavy metals and impurities).

The proprietary Mg2+ cartridge system actually adds magnesium to the water to improve the taste - giving it a flavour closer to mineral water. With 70% of adults thought to be magnesium deficient, this is a great option for anyone looking to improve their health. It is also fitted with an electronic changing indicator when the filter needs changing over.

Something a little different than your regular plastic water filter jug. This glass carafe is eco-friendly and the sleek design will bring any counter top into the modern age.

Wanda, a London-based start-up, has developed this carafe using 100% bamboo charcoal to remove impurities from tap water. This porous charcoal traps impurities for up to a month and is fully compostable.

The glass jug holds up to 1.3 litres of water at a time and can be popped into the dishwasher for an easy clean.

Sticking with the eco-friendly theme, this chic hand blown carafe by Black + Blum makes filtering water look chic.

The binchotan active charcoal filter lasts up to six months to bring you great tasting tap water. The charcoal filter - introduced to Japan 1000s of years ago - releases minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium back into the water which enhances its taste and health benefits.

This great value water filter jug comes in an array of colours and instantly rids tap water of impurities and heavy metals.

The 2.7 litre capacity jug fits in your fridge's side door and is dishwasher safe (except for the lid), and the easy fill control allows you to fill it without splashing.

The filtration system is made up of active carbon granules, which remove impurities such as chlorine and copper that can negatively impact the taste.  The ion exchangers also help remove substances that cause limescale too.

If you're looking for something a little more robust and are conscious of your plastic use, this glass water filter jug does the job - and looks sleek too.

The rounded jug is uses a  'pH ON-THE-GO' filter system, which raises the pH level to improve taste, add good minerals and removes chemicals (heavy metals, free radicals, bad odours, fluoride, chlorine) you don't want to be ingesting.

The filter lasts for up to 1700 cups of water, so it's perfect for larger families who will use it regularly. It's also great for making fruit infusion water, iced and hot coffees and tea (heat resistant up to 150 degrees) as well as being used as a juice/wine carafe.

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Now you've seen the best water filters, you have all the information you need to buy the best water filter jug for your own home.

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