I read quote a lot of the reviews online prior to purchase - and unfortunately I'm having similar issues to most other people. The filter speed is painfully slow.
The first week of use was fine, I'm into my 2nd week now, and I'm getting drips. I've re-flushed the filter and it just doesn't work. I'm not sure how the company can manufacture such a hit and miss product. I wasn't even using tap water! I had an old brita pitcher that I was replacing and had one fresh brita cartridge/filter left so I thought I'd fill that first and use the brita water for the aquagear pitcher to try and get some "extra life" out of the filter after all the bad reviews. But nope, that didn't help.
I don't mind waiting for water, but this is a joke. And to top it all off the construction of the pitcher/filter and parts (Like the Flushing Assembly) feel cheap and like they would break extremely easily.