I drink a lot of water during the day to make up for my Diet Coke addiction. For a long while, each New Year, I would resolve to give up the Diet Coke and each year, within a week of making my resolution, I'd be chugging another 2-liter. Three years ago, I finally hit on a resolution I could keep - for each serving of Diet Coke I have during a day, I would have two glasses of water to make up for it. I'm averaging about 150 ounces of water a day :) I don't mind the tap water in our house, but as our City supply is pulled from the Mississippi (she's not called the Big Muddy for nothing :) I wonder how many contaminates are in it, even with our city's wonderful filtration system. While I like bottled water, and am sure it is better for me than tap, I hate to spend that much money on water. Plus, I hated throwing out so many plastic bottles.
I recently had the chance to try the ZeroWater Pitcher, and I've definitely found the happy medium between tap and bottled water! The ZeroWater Pitcher is the only filtered water from a pitcher that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water.
The ZeroWater Pitcher is very easy to use - you just tightly screw the filter cartridge to the water reservoir, place into pitcher, fill reservoir with cold water (do not use hot water) and allow the water to pass through filter. I've found I have to fill the reservoir twice to completely fill the pitcher. Filtration does take awhile as it is passing through a 5 stage filtration system, but I just leave it on the counter and place it in the fridge later. I love that this pitcher has a push-button for in-fridge dispensing.
I used the TDS meter to test my tap water (water glass on the left), and had a reading of 182 which is normal for tap water (most water in the USA falls into the 051 - 200 range). I then used the TDS meter to test the ZeroWater Pitcher water (water glass on the right) - I couldn't get a 000 reading (even with rinsing my glass with filtered water), but did consistently get a 001, which is a fantastic improvement over unfiltered tap water.
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ZeroWater Pitchers can be purchased at select retailers for $30.00 - $35.00. Check out their special offers for coupons.
ZeroWater is offering one SSF&G reader a ZeroWater Pitcher (Includes one Pitcher, one filter, and one TDS meter) of their own! Giveaway is open to US Residents and ends 1/24. Winner selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Prize provided, and shipped directly by, ZeroWater or their affiliate.
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