With the TDS Meter you can check the readings by putting it into the glass of water that was just poured from the pitcher that was filtered. Our reading was 000, which is excellent, but I think it is more in part because we don't have tap water, we have well water. They also say you will get 000 from purified bottled water also. They consider any reading higher than 051 up to over 400 as having dangerous levels of undissolved solids that ordinary filters don't catch. I would love to hear what your reading is after you test your water using the information that they gave you on their website.
Good Housekeeping Research Institute analyzed ability to remove pharmaceuticals and chemicals February 20, 2012Here is what I found under the About Us section. I did not get the whole story so please go and read the parts I left out:
Research led by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute has found that Zero Technologies, developers of dual ion exchange tap water filtration pitchers and dispensers, removed more pharmaceuticals and chemicals than Brita and PUR.
Independent testing found ZeroWater's 8-cup pitcher removes the highest percentage of 15 common tap water contaminants that are unregulated, including BPA, ibuprofen, DEET and more. The research appears in the March issue of Good Housekeeping.
The means and method of the technology development were as unconventional as the water filter they would ultimately create. Development discussions primarily took place in the family study and the local university library while designs were tested in the kitchen and the back porch using nearby lake water. Filtered water from each design was taken to the university lab for testing. Through a great deal of trial and error, a design construct was finally chosen that combined the right sophisticated filtration mediums, in the right proportions, in the right sequence, with the right flow to ensure maximum filtration and full use of the superior filter materials.You can connect with ZeroWater several ways:
The quality of the resulting filtered water tested extremely superior to anything the family had seen available in stores for in-home use. In addition, the water even tested as good as or better than the water from many industrial or commercial filters. The excitement of a possible business opportunity arose once the father and son team discovered that their filtered water was so good, it seemed to be found in nature only from really fresh snow at the highest mountain tops.
After the mother’s emphatic approval of the taste of the water, the father and son started meeting business people to look at how to bring the technology to homes and families across the country. That led to the first patent, which was awarded in 1996, and three additional patents being awarded in later years. The underlying hope behind the ZeroWater® technology was that the in-home drinking water solution that satisfied one family so many years ago could be the solution for many families today that have an even stronger desire and need for in-home filtration to save money, help the environment and provide the very best in water for their families and friends.
Zero Technologies, LLC.
4510 Adams Circle, Unit G
Bensalem, PA 19020
ZeroWater has been gracious enough to offer 2 winners their own ZeroWater Pitchers! You are gonna love it! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!
“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.”