Follow these instructions to prime your water filter after purchase:
1. Remove the filter cartridge from the foil bag and soak it in cold water for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from the water and clean the surface of the filter cartridge.
3. Screw the filter cartridge into the bottom of the funnel reservoir and then place that inside the pitcher.
4. Fill the reservoir with water to wash any black filter particles through.
5. Repeat the process once or twice to remove all black filter particles.
6. The Alkaline Water Filter is now ready to use.