Let’s talk water! World Water Day just passed on March 22, and people have grown increasingly concerned with the quality of their tap water. Although I live in NYC and have heard that our water is probably the cleanest, I am still wary and cautious about our tap water. I don’t feel that bottled water is a necessity, but I do feel that some type of filtration is necessary when it comes to ensuring a good, clean water supply for my family. I currently use a pitcher filter and have been satisfied, but recent news I have been keeping up with state that maybe that’s just not enough. I notice a difference when I drink straight from the tap versus drinking from the carbon-filtered pitcher I have. The water from the pitcher is more crisp and doesn’t feel as “heavy.”
With latest headlines regarding the safety of water, lead in the pipes, and harmful contaminants that aren’t cleaned out by traditional carbon filters, I’ve started my search for a different type of filtration system. I started looking into reverse osmosis filters that would sit under my sink and have a dedicated spout just for filtered water. After learning that it takes 5 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of clean water with reverse osmosis, I knew this wasn’t the type of filter for me. It created too much waste and would require a separate run off pipe. My next course of action was to have water home delivered. You know, those big 5 gallon containers that the man with the big muscles drops off once a month? My hubby was completely against it, maybe because of the man with the big muscles, but mostly because he feels our water supply isn’t that bad. He does agree that some filtration should be in place, but my obsession with clean water was going too far. He told me to move on and find something else.
I heard about ZeroWater and even saw an ad for the ZeroWater system a while ago. I thought it was just like the other carbon pitcher systems and didn’t think much of it. I liked the idea of the measuring meter that was included with the system to ensure safe water, but I thought that was just a fancy gadget that ZeroWater was using to market their ordinary product. I was wrong (and you won’t hear me saying that too often!) Have you ever heard of dissolved solids? That’s the stuff in your water that you can’t see, but may be harmful. You may not even be able to taste them. Scary, isn’t it? Well, ZeroWater is able to remove these dissolved solids with their 5 stage filter and Ion Exchange Technology – which is more than I can say with my old fashioned carbon filter!
The ZeroWater pitcher does not take up any more room in my fridge than what I previously had. I love the two spout options- whether I want to take the entire pitcher out of the fridge to pour out water or I want to use the spout in the back to pour water while it is stationery, this pitcher give me more options than my old filter. When comparing the taste of the water from the ZeroWater pitcher as opposed to my old pitcher, I don’t notice much of a difference in taste. I can tell you that the water in my old pitcher does taste slightly metallic as compared to ZeroWater, but the difference is minimal.
You can find out more about the ZeroWater Filtration system by visiting ZeroWater. Here, you can find out what the TDS (total dissolved solids) reading is in your area! You can also connect with ZeroWater on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest news and promotions. Speaking of promotions, you can order your very own 10 Cup ZeroWater Pitcher at 30% off by visiting ZeroWater and entering MC30 at checkout!
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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ZeroWater and received a water pitcher to facilitate my review, two pitchers to giveaway, and extra filters to thank me for taking the time to participate.