Do I need to do anything to it before it's ready to drink out of? April 22, 2019 19:11 All you need to do is assemble the bottle as directed to begin enjoying filtered great tasting water. Related articles What does the bottle filter out? I don’t like the taste of my water. Will this help? Click here for the Performance Data Sheet How do I know when the filter needs to be replaced? Can I use hot water? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.