Monday, April 23, 2012

ZeroWater Review & Giveaway **Closed**


I was recently given the opportunity to try out one of ZeroWater's wonderful water pitchers that helps filter out all the stuff that you don't want in your drinking water. I was really amazed by some of the information that I was able to learn just from reading the brochures they sent and how it all works. There seems to be something called TDS (short for Totally Dissolved Solids) that are found in tap water. You can go to ZeroWater's website and check readings from all over the United States by using this meter reader. Also, please check out this link to get 30% off of a 10 cup ZeroWater Pitcher. Use the code MC30.
This little device here is called the TDS Meter and it comes with each ZeroWater Pitcher. You can compare your tap water with other parts of the United States by going to TestYourTap.com The pitcher has a filter that sits in the middle of it and filters out all the stuff while letting the pure water trickle down into the pitcher. I will be honest and tell you that it is slow going because the tiny little hole that the water comes thru is so small and that is to prevent anything from getting into the water, which is a good thing, just wanted to make sure you understood that it is not going to happen quickly. The Ion Exchange water filtration systems remove virtually all dissolved solids from tap water delivering pure-tasting water. We had no problems fitting the pitcher into our fridge and I did not taste any difference in our water but I think it is because we have well water and I have always been funny about it so I drink bottled water and use the well water for cooking and washing.

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.

 
These are the filters that are placed inside the pitchers before you turn the tap water on and let it slowly move thru the filters into the pitcher of water. These filters are called 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filters and they remove virtually all Dissolved Solids From tap water. You can get them in quantities of 2 filters or buy up to 16 in each order depending on how much they are used in your particular area of the United States.

 
You can either buy your supplies here online with ZeroWater or you can get them at local stores such as Bed, Bath&Beyond, Target, Walmart and many more. You can get the complete list here. They also have a place that you can sign up for coupons to get money off of your filters. It can add up to $30 in savings so if you do happen to get one of these great pitchers, definitely take advantage of the coupons! You can also get $5 back for each filter that you send back for recycling. So, on top of getting great water you can save money on ZeroWater.

 
I know that it is hard to see anything on that chart but basically gives you the timeline for the filter durability. And if this doesn't convince you that it's a good product to help you give your family the best drinking water, then take Good Housekeeping's approval! This is what Good Housekeeping said:
Good Housekeeping Research Institute analyzed ability to remove pharmaceuticals and chemicals February 20, 2012

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.
Here 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:
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.

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.
You can connect with ZeroWater several ways:

Mailing Address:
Zero Technologies, LLC.
4510 Adams Circle, Unit G
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 1.800.503.2939
Email: customerservice@zerowater.com

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.”

26 comments:

VeggiesAreSexy said...

I think this pitcher looks like something I may be interested in.

Unknown said...

We use tap water with a Brita filter on the sink. I don't like how often we have to change the filter.

Sharayah

Kathy said...

We use tap water with a brita pitcher

Amy O said...

I have a well
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jeanagirl1 said...

we boil tap water

Jeana O'donnell-Murphy
jeanagirl1 at yahoo dot com

S RedFeather said...

well water, yucky!

Amy Adams said...

I drink tap water but use a Brita filter pitcher for my coffee maker for my coffee and tea so it doesn't gunk up my machine.

Amy Adams said...

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Courtney Pies said...

We have city water so we use tap water in our household.

Amy Adams said...

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Jackie said...

I use tap water for cooking and washing, but we drink bottled water.
Thank you!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

We have a well.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

We use a mixture of tap and bottled water.

andrea2russia@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I use a brita filter.

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katychick said...

i use bottled water and tap
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S RedFeather said...

I commented on phonefetcher - and gross...my number 352!!! I need this pitcher so badly!

Julie said...

we drink bottled water we have very hard water
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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

We use tap water with a Brita filter
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Thank You So Much for the opportunity!
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Unknown said...

filtered tap water

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JoMoni10 said...

I have filtered tap water

Brn2lisn said...

Tap

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I use whatever water is available. Bottled is easiest.

Kris said...

i filter

Renfie said...

We use bottled water... the actual tap water isn't that bad, but our pipes deposit a lot of iron and rust in the water. Even the filter can't get rid of the taste (and sometimes, color).

renfie.fields(at)gmail.com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) said...

Tap water

Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) said...

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