I'm a college student having just moved into my dorm. My dorm is about a mile away from the nearest grocery store and now that I no longer have a car am purchasing big plastic jugs of water and am walking a mile to the other side of campus, to my dorm. I'm wondering if anyone has had previous experience with water filters, such as Brita; considering that's the only brand name that comes to mind. As a college student, the benefit here would be to not have to lug around jugs of water on a frequent basis. That and of course assuming it's cost effective.