How often should I replace MAXTRA+ water filter?

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As filtered water consumption is increasing, we recommend replacing your MAXTRA+ filter every 4 weeks or 150 litres of water usage. This is based on the average Australian household size of 2.6 people* and consumption of the recommended intake of 8 glasses per day** (based on an average glass size of 240ml).

As a starting point, we’ve developed the table below to help you calculate the recommended filter exchange frequency for your household. Of course, this timing can vary per household depending on your family size and water drinking rates of each person. At a maximum, we recommend to replace it no longer than 8 weeks to maintain optimum filtration results.

Don’t worry if you can’t keep track of when to replace your MAXTRA+ filter, BRITA has specifically designed a filter reminder indicator built into BRITA water jugs to remind you when it’s time to replace your filter.

This is developed to help Australian families make better decisions on when to replace their filter in order to maintain optimal levels of filtration.

When did you last change your filter? If you can’t remember, then it’s been too long. Click here to stock up on your filters now.

What impurities does a MAXTRA+ filter reduce in your tap water? Click here to find out.

* Australian Bureau of Statistics Census Data 2016

** NHMRC (National Water Quality Management Strategy) – Australian Water Drinking Guidelines Nov 2016

28 thoughts on “How often should I replace MAXTRA+ water filter?

  1. Gwyneth Wheeler says:

    Hallo, I have been using and enjoying my Maxtra water jug for quite a while now, unfortunately the filter indicator stopped working, so I have to keep a check on the date I need to changed the filter. Are lids available? or do I need to buy a new jug?

  2. Jill McCullough says:

    I have the same as the above, although we have had our jug a much longer time , the indicator is the small oblong black one. Are we able to purchase a new one?Thanking you , great product.

  3. Rosemarie says:

    I bought a new jug as my old one has lost the tip. Do you need to soak and wait 30mins before first use or wgen replacing a new filter? Thanks Rosemarie

  4. Kathryn says:

    Hello,

    I recently bought a jug for myself and my mum however the timer appears to be different- on mine, the timer reaches zero after 8 weeks however on mum’s it reaches zero after 4 weeks. Is this supposed to be the case?

    Thanks,
    Kathryn

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi Kathryn, this is correct – we’ve adjusted the replacement indicator as Australians are consuming more filtered water. This is designed to help australians make better decisions on when to replace filter and therefore maintain optimal level of filtration. Thanks.

  5. Colin says:

    I don’t quite understand how the LED sensor on the jug lid works?? I have had my jug now for around 5 weeks. I assume at some point the LED light will change from green to red after pouring the water. Is that correct? This would then indicate that it is time to replace the filter cartridge. My question is – how does the LED indicator reset once you have replaced the filter? Is it necessary to replace the LED indicator every time you replace the filter cartridge? Assuming the LED indicator does magically reset, what happens when the battery in the indicator runs down. Do you then need to buy another LED indicator as a spare part or can you replace the battery?

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi Colin,
      To reset the LED indicator – press and hold the LED button on top of the lid until you see the light blinking 3 times in green. When the LED light turns red, it’s time to replace the filter. And when the battery runs out, you can contact our customer service team via help@brita.com.au and they can help you out with a replacement. Feel free to contact them directly if you have more questions; you can also find more information under the Style jug FAQ section here.

  6. Narelle says:

    I use a filter jug at work, 1.5 litres per day (5 days per week) just for me. Therefore it would take 20 weeks to filter 150 litres. Is it okay to wait that long between filter changes? Or does the filter degrade somehow with time?

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi Narelle,
      For optimum results, our recommendation that filters be replaced every 150L or 4 weeks is based on the average household size drinking 8 glasses per day. Click here to see our calculations for different household sizes. Because it is only 1 person using the filter for 1.5L of filtered water per day, it will take longer to reach the 150L limit and therefore will remain effective for 20 weeks, due to less use than the average household.

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi,
      Thanks for getting in contact. We recommend that each MAXTRA+ and MAXTRA+ Limescale filter be replaced after 150L of use.

  7. Orna says:

    Hi,
    We have the standard size Brita Jag from K.Mart, not sure how many litres/
    My husband has about 4 glasses a day and I have 2 a day.
    How often should I change my Maxtra Brita filter please?
    When you change the filter, should u also wash the jug as well befor replacing with a new filter?
    Thank you.

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi Orna,
      For optimum results, our recommendation that filters be replaced every 150L or 4 weeks is based on the average household size drinking 8 glasses per day. Click here to see our calculations for different household sizes. Because in your case it is only 2 people drinking a total of 6 glasses each day, it will take longer to reach the 150L limit and therefore will remain effective for approximately 14 weeks, due to less use than the average household. The jug does not need to be washed with every filter replacement but does eventually need to be washed as you would with any other jug.

  8. M says:

    I have still water standing under the filter, it cannot go nowhere. It’s not really clear if I should have pushed the filter harder down or not so hard? Please let me know what I should do?

  9. Yvonne says:

    I found that after few days of using it, there are some green particles in the filter water and around the area the cartridge filter. What is that? will it harm ?
    Thank you

  10. Christine Ingram says:

    Today I purchased a Maxtra + filter cartridge and it fits into a rectangular shaped jug. I followed the diagramatic instructions for changing the filter and was OK 1-4 but I cannot understand diagram 5, which is in three parts, (you are supposed to press two buttons for 5 seconds each and this gives you 100%. I am also OK with diagram 6. Is my jug too old to be featured in the instructions as I cannot find these buttons and I have no idea what the diagram is in the third part of 5?

    • BRITA Water says:

      Hi Christine, thank you for your query. Can you please take a photo of the jug you’re having trouble with and send it to our customer service team at help@brita.com.au? They will be more than happy to assist you!
      Kindest,
      The BRITA Team

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