CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa & Vicki our winners of the pitchers!
Vicki says “Eek! It says ours is 527! I already refuse to drink our tap water because it sometimes comes out orange but 527!”
Lisa says “WOW. the two nearest sites available were 224 — and 390!! both are over 40 minutes away from me – but that’s still some scary numbers! Given that I recently had a heart attack, I’m trying to cut back on all those unhealthy soft drinks and start drinking more water! would truly LOVE to win!”
Zero Water? What does that mean? Our water isn’t working at our house, so we have zero water available? I hate drinking water, so I drink zero? No, thankfully neither of those!
ZeroWater is the new water we are drinking at our house! With our new ZeroWater Pitcher, we are able to filter our water down to ZERO dissolved solids – including lead & chromium. The water in our area has always made me nervous. I know our children’s school - just three miles down the road, has to use bottled filtered water for the drinking fountains because the water at the school is full of arsenic. Scary Stuff! We have tested our water at home for arsenic and our home water is thankfully okay. However, I was still only drinking the water that went through our refrigerator water filter or buying purified water.
Depending on where you live, the purity of your tap water can vary drastically, as standards on municipal water sources are often inadequate and inconsistent. Beyond the health risks, unfiltered tap water often tastes harsh and chemical-like, and the price of bottled water quickly adds up. ZeroWater’s patented 5-stage water filter system is the only system certified to meet the Food & Drug Administration’s standards for Purified Bottled Water, offering you and your family great taste and peace of mind.
Here is where it gets interesting. My ZeroWater 10 cup pitcher came with a TDS Water Tester – Total Dissolved Solids Meter. I first tested the water out of my sink – it measured at a whopping 386. Not good. Then, I tested my filtered water out of the fridge (we just replaced the filter last week, so I know it is doing what it normally does). Guess what my filtered water measured? (I was shocked!) My filtered water measured 367. Essentially my fridge filter is doing hardly anything! I then filtered the water from the sink using my new ZeroWater Pitcher and measured it with the TDS Water Tester – it measured zero (hence the name ZeroWater) and I was sold. With the amount of water I drink each day – at least 12 cups – it is important to me to have water that is safe and pure.
The ZeroWater Pitcher I received is a nice design. We started with it in the fridge, but now I just leave it on the counter and fill it up throughout the day. As the weather gets warmer I may want colder water, but for now room temperature is just fine! It does take quite a long time to filter the water, so as I pour some out, I just refill it right away so the pitcher remains full and ready at a moments notice. If I happen to need water before the top area is done filtering, the pitcher is also equipped with a spout, toward the bottom, that works great.
The one thing I am not loving is the fact that the filters for the pitchers do not last super long. You can find the life expectancy’s here: http://www.zerowater.com/filter-durability.html Our family essentially has to replace our filter every week. I personally am willing to pay the price in exchange for healthy water though.
ZeroWater products are available online at ZeroWater.com, Amazon.com and many other national retailers, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Home Depot, Meijer and Fry’s.
If you visit here: http://shopping2.zerowater.com/10cuppitcher.aspx you can save 30% by entering coupon code MC30
Coupon Expires June 30th, 2012.
ZeroWater 10 cup Pitcher Giveaway:
Two of you will receive a ZeroWater pitcher as well! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your TDS reading according to the TDS look-up tool found at www.zerowater.com You have until April 10th to enter – due to shipping restrictions, winners must live in the continental U.S.
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.