GIVEAWAY–We are SOO lucky. We live in a house in the country with a well that has the sweetest water on the planet. In fact, whenever we have had to travel- we fill up gallon jugs of OUR water to take with us! Spoiled, we are. I don’t even run to town without my extra glass bottles of water. EXCEPT that it is all about to change. We have to move. To the city. Ugh. Not only will I have to learn how to live with neighbors I can see and hear *sob* our water will be city water *sob*… I’m not joking, it really makes me want to cry. I don’t wanna go. But, we must, so, I’m bucking up like the brave girl I am and I’m dealing. Sorta.
Because of my water concerns I was really happy that I had the chance to try out the Zero Water Pitcher. The ZeroWater pitcher uses a 5-stage ion exchange filter which removes dissolved solids from tap water, even chromium-6 and lead. It’s even certified by the NSF for its reduction of lead and chromium levels in water. The ZeroWater filtration system is designed to produce water that meets the FDA standard for “purified” water. The filter has five layers, each one with a “job” to do in the purification of the water. Cool, huh? BUT DOES IT TASTE GOOD??? I have been at a friends’ home where they use a well known filter pitcher… and it did NOT have that crispy fresh water taste that I am used to. I got a flat bottled water taste, and didn’t like it. So, knowing I don’t have the moola to install a whole house filtration system I was very interested in trying this Zero Pitcher out. Will it give me good water- not just “clean” but tasty??
To find out, I had hubs bring home two bottles of water from the city. One from where he works and one from the tap at a fast food place.
I tested both of them plus a sample from our h0use with the **TDS meter** (see below) included with the pitcher, before filtering. The sample from his work was 149 and the sample from the burger joint was 146. Ours was 22. Then over the course of the next few hours I filtered each sample through the pitcher. After filtering I put hub’s work water in a purple cup, burger water in a red cup and ours in a blue cup. I retested and got ZERO’s all the way around! Cool. Now for the biggie…TASTE test. I used the terry head band I use to keep my hair off my face when I am washing up, I slid it down to use as a blindfold. I asked hub to switch the cups around so I wouldn’t know which was which and started blind tasting. I’d like to say that I knew my water… but actually I couldn’t tell one from the other at ALL. I didn’t get that plastic-y bottle water taste but the “sweetness” of our water was gone, too. That said, the water tasted good and crispy fresh and I won’t be having any issues at all drinking this when we move. The flavor difference from the town tap after filtering is amazing. From yuck to yum in a few minutes! I am awfully glad I got to try this. Find them on Facebook!
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“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.”
***TDS METER- A TDS Meter indicates the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of a solution, i.e. the concentration of dissolved solids in it. Since dissolved ionized solids such as salts and minerals increase the conductivityof a solution, a TDS meter measures the conductivity of the solution and estimates the TDS from that.****