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Saturday, July 23, 2011

ZeroWater Filtered Pitcher Review!

We don't drink the tap water in our house. Not only does it tastes gross, but every month our water bill comes with a letter letting us know that our town's water has high levels of arsenic. Which, I don't want to drink or let my kids drink. So we buy gallons of water just about everyday and it really adds up. So when I had the chance to review the ZeroWater Pitcher I jumped on it!
"ZeroWater's in-home water filtration system uses sophisticated technologies. The system uses dual ion exchange to remove virtually all dissolved solids from tap water. It is the only filtered water that removes virtually all dissolved solids, meeting the FDA's requirement for dissolved solids in purified bottled water. ZeroWater is also the only pitcher filter to receive NSF International's certification for Chromium-6 and lead reduction."

I received the 10 cup ZeroWater Pitcher for review. When I opened the box I was excited to see that my pitcher included a TDS (Total dissolved solids) water testing meter. Truthfully, the water testing meter is what really caught my whole family's attention. Everyone (including my 7 year old) wanted to test the tap water, bottle water water, and of course the water that came out of the ZeroWater pitcher. I love that that the water meter was included (separately its $30) because it really showed us and made us believe that there are differences in the water.
Our tap water read 235, our bottle water read 001, and our ZeroWater pitcher water read 000! It was pretty amazing to see proof that the ZeroWater filtered pitcher really works. We had so much fun testing the water at our house we took it to my mom's house to test their water. Her tap water read similar to ours (obviously same town), but shockingly her filtered water read 195!!! My mom and dad were shocked.

I am very impressed with the ZeroWater filtered pitcher and love that it comes with a water meter. We're going to stick with using our ZeroWater pitcher for a while and see how long our filters last (since our area has high TDS readings it will reduce filter life more quickly) and compare the cost of ZeroWater filters to buying water gallons.

Curious about how much TDS (Total Dissolved Solids, or contaminants) are in your town's water? Visit ZeroWater's homepage where you can enter your zipcode to view-user submitted TDS readings in your area. Feel free to share with me, I'm very interested in knowing!


Disclaimer: I received a ZeroWater pitcher for review, no monetary compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.


Vicky

6 comments:

  1. Wow! I just checked ours and it is 196!!! OUCH! When I run the bath water into the tub it is always really chlorinated smelling. I have always wondered what is REALLY in our water and why there is such a high odor of chlorine! This pitcher sounds like a great product...and I am glad that they have that feature on their site. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That's really neat. I've never heard of TDS before! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow! I need one of these. I'm going to see how much they cost and where I can get one. Way cool!

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  4. We get warnings for turbidity in our bill. I have bottles delivered and we use a hot and cold cooler. This would be WAY more economical! Thank you for this review! It's definitely something I should look into!
    -Catherine

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  5. man, with all this heat- this is the best time for a water review, LOL

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  6. I'll have to look into our TDS level. Thanks for sharing!

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